July 2020: Day-15 Final Day Fixtures & Results (2nd of August)- Complete

Following on from Day-14’s bouts, we have now reached the final day of play here on Day-15 of 2020’s July tournament – 2nd of August 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. Abi – Day 7 (breached lockdown restrictions). Kotonowaka – absent from Day 8; Returning from Day 14. Takakeisho – Day 12 Hakuho –Continue reading “July 2020: Day-15 Final Day Fixtures & Results (2nd of August)- Complete”

Day 14 Highlights

Kotoyuki Absent Through Injury Kotoyuki has pulled out of the July basho after sustaining a knee injury in his fight against Shimanoumi on Day 13. Takanosho Secures Kachi-Koshi; Significant Final Bout for Tokushoryu Takanosho secured his kachi-koshi on Day 14 in the bout against March basho winner: Tokushoryu. Takanosho now stands with 8 wins andContinue reading “Day 14 Highlights”

July 2020: Day-14 Fixtures & Results (1st of August)- Complete

Following on from Day-13’s bouts, we have now reached the second half of the tournament here on Day-14 of 2020’s July tournament – 1st of August 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. Abi – Day 7 (breached lockdown restrictions). Kotonowaka – absent from Day 8; Returning from Day 14. Takakeisho – Day 12 HakuhoContinue reading “July 2020: Day-14 Fixtures & Results (1st of August)- Complete”

Day 13 Highlights

Tochinoshin Kachi-Koshi In the first bout of the day, Tochinoshin achieved his first kachi-koshi in over a year meaning he now has scored more wins than losses in this July basho. Tochinoshin fought Chiyomaru in the day 13 opening bout in a mawashi battle. Kotoshoho Kachi-Koshi Along with Tochinoshin, the young rikishi Kotoshoho has achievedContinue reading “Day 13 Highlights”

July 2020: Day-13 Fixtures & Results (31st of July)- Completed

Following on from Day-12’s bouts, we have now reached the second half of the tournament here on Day-13 of 2020’s July tournament – 31st of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. Abi – Day 7 (breached lockdown restrictions). Kotonowaka – absent from Day 8; Returning from Day 14. Takakeisho – Day 12 HakuhoContinue reading “July 2020: Day-13 Fixtures & Results (31st of July)- Completed”

July 2020: Day-12 Fixtures & Results (30th of July)- Complete

Following on from Day-11’s bouts, we have now reached the second half of the tournament here on Day-12 of 2020’s July tournament – 30th of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. Abi – Day 7 (breached lockdown restrictions). Kotonowaka – Day 8. Takakeisho – Day 12 EAST WINNER WEST Juryo #2 Tobizaru(7-5) TobizaruContinue reading “July 2020: Day-12 Fixtures & Results (30th of July)- Complete”

July 2020: Day-11 Fixtures & Results (29th of July)- Complete

Following on from Day-10’s bouts, we have now reached the second half of the tournament here on Day-11 of 2020’s July tournament – 29th of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. Abi – Day 7 (breached lockdown restrictions). Kotonowaka – Day 8. EAST WINNER WEST Maegashira #16 Nishikigi(5-6)  Nishikigi Juryo #1 Chiyoshoma(3-8) MaegashiraContinue reading “July 2020: Day-11 Fixtures & Results (29th of July)- Complete”

Watch Grand Sumo Live – Day 11 (29th of July 2020)

Sumo has provided some excellent highlights reels over the years, but is equally as riveting live! So, why not join us in watching the July basho live through the following channels: Watch Grand Sumo Highlights on NHK-World Japan! Broadcast for the second half of action starts at 17:30 BST or 16:30 UTC on the 28thContinue reading “Watch Grand Sumo Live – Day 11 (29th of July 2020)”

Hakuho: 1000 Bout Grand Champion Record

On day 10, Hakuho fought his 1000th bout as a Yokozuna against Maegashira #5 Hokutofuji. Hakuho further cemented his grip on the all-time record for “most bouts as Yokozuna” having now played 1000 bouts as a Yokozuna and 1076 Makuuchi career wins. Being already 35 years of age, many have speculated about the Mongolian rikishi‘sContinue reading “Hakuho: 1000 Bout Grand Champion Record”

July 2020: Day-10 Fixtures & Results (28th of July)- Complete

Following on from Day-9’s bouts, we have now reached the mid-point of the tournament here on Day-10 of 2020’s July tournament – 28th of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. Abi – Day 7 (breached lockdown restrictions). Kotonowaka – Day 8. EAST WINNER WEST Juryo #1 Meisei(6-4)  Kotoeko Maegashira #16 Kotoeko(7-3) Maegashira #13Continue reading “July 2020: Day-10 Fixtures & Results (28th of July)- Complete”