Authentic Sumo Hot Pot That Nurtures Mightiest Champion Lands In Hong Kong

Authentic sumo hot pot that nurtures mightiest champion lands in Hong KongMore than 1,000 Japanese restaurants call Hong Kong home, but the newest one may be a bit special to one of the nation's finest athletes -- and to the government in Tokyo.
The eatery was brought over by a record-holding sumo wrestling grand champion, Hakuho Sho, who made a rare visit to the Chinese territory Tuesday for the debut of a restaurant that specializes in an authentic hot pot dish that nurtured his career, body and strength.

Sumo: Kisenosato To Be Named 72nd Yokozuna Wednesday

Sumo: Kisenosato to be named 72nd yokozuna WednesdayOzeki Kisenosato is set to become the first Japanese-born yokozuna in 19 years after a Japan Sumo Association (JSA) advisory body recommended his promotion on Monday.
Kisenosato will be named the 72nd yokozuna, the first born in Japan since Wakanohana in 1998, at an extraordinary JSA board meeting Wednesday as a formality, after the rankings for the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament are decided.

After Years Of Persistence, Kisenosato Ready To Rise To Sumo's Pinnacle

After years of persistence, Kisenosato ready to rise to sumo's pinnacleSumo Ozeki Kisenosato shored up his hopes of being promoted to the top rank of yokozuna after winning the January Grand Sumo Tournament, felling Yokozuna Hakuho on the tournament's final day on Jan. 22.
The 30-year-old grappler, whose real name is Yutaka Hagiwara, finished the 15-day tournament at Tokyo's Kokugikan sumo venue with a 14-1 record. In his victory interview, the Ibaraki Prefecture native, who belongs to the Tagonoura stable, was unable to hold back his tears of joy.

Sumo: New Year Champ Kisenosato Beats Hakuho, Set For Yokozuna

Sumo: New Year champ Kisenosato beats Hakuho, set for yokozunaOzeki Kisenosato came one step closer to becoming yokozuna as he twisted down hard-shoving Mongolian grand champion Hakuho on Sunday, the final day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament.
The win was the icing on the cake for Kisenosato (14-1), who had secured his maiden championship the previous day, and gave an added boost to the 30-year-old Ibaraki Prefecture native's chances of reaching sumo's pinnacle rank.

Kisenosato Dealt 1st Loss Of New Year 2017

Kisenosato dealt 1st loss of New Year 2017Ozeki Kisenosato was dealt his first loss of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, but yokozuna and closest rival Hakuho failed to take advantage when he was also sent to defeat on the ninth day of action Monday at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan.
Kisenosato, aiming for his first career Emperor’s Cup, was forced out by fellow ozeki Kotoshogiku, who had incentive of his own. He faces demotion if he fails to attain a winning record — and with six losses already, he could hardly afford another.

Harumafuji Takes Another Tumble Jan 2017

Harumafuji takes another tumble Jan 2017Yokozuna Harumafuji is on shaky ground to start off the new year.
The yokozuna had a strong tachiai on Tuesday, but was unable to gain an advantage on No. 2 maegashira Shohozan, who stood his ground and eventually sent the Mongolian to his second loss in as many days on the third day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan.

Sumo: Mongolian Yokozuna Off To Winning Start At New Year Tourney

Sumo: Mongolian yokozuna off to winning start at New Year tourneySumo's three Mongolian yokozuna had convincing wins on Sunday as the 15-day New Year Grand Sumo Tournament got under way before Japan's emperor and empress.
Kakuryu, who won his third career title in most-recent November tourney, was never troubled against Tochinoshin, latching onto a left overarm belt hold before sending the Georgian komusubi sprawling with a pulling throw for his 20th win in their career 21 meetings.

Wrestler Born On Day Of Kobe Quake Aims To Make Impact

Wrestler born on day of Kobe quake aims to make impactAt the upcoming New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, a wrestler making his juryo-division debut has gained notice not so much for his age, but his birthday.
Newly promoted Terutsuyoshi was born on Awaji Island on Jan. 17, 1995 — the day the island was rocked by the Great Hanshin Earthquake.

Kakuryu Clinches Kyushu Crown

Kakuryu clinches Kyushu crownWith five wrestlers still in with a shout of victory, day 14 of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament had the potential to be blown wide open. But, as others faltered, it was Kakuryu who kept his eyes on the prize to stay in front and secure his second Emperor’s Cup as a yokozuna and third overall.

Terunofuji Hands Hakuho 3rd Loss

Terunofuji hands Hakuho 3rd lossA strong showing from Terunofuji set chins wagging on Day 12 of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, as the ozeki coolly sent yokozuna Hakuho to his third defeat.
The day’s final bout at Fukuoka Kokusai Center started with a fierce jump-off, but Hakuho then appeared to run out of steam after appearing in control with a firm grip on Terunofuji’s (8-4) mawashi in the middle of the dohyo. From there, the ozeki sent the Mongolian grand champion sliding backwards and over the bales.

Kakuryu Dealt 1st Loss In Kyushu 2016

Kakuryu dealt 1st loss in Kyushu 2016Ozeki Kisenosato knocked off his second straight yokozuna and, by handing Kakuryu his first defeat of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, threw the race for the title wide open.
Kisenosato followed up his victory over Hakuho the previous day by forcing down Kakuryu on Wednesday, the 11th day of action at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center.

Goeido Dealt Devastating 3rd Defeat

Goeido dealt devastating 3rd defeatIn a twist of fate, ozeki Goeido’s fading hopes of earning promotion to yokozuna were all but ended by the wrestler whose own bid to make the top rank at the previous tournament Goeido had helped foil by winning the title.
Ozeki Kisenosato played the role of spoiler by handing Goeido a devastating third loss at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, the ninth day of action at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center.