In the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, Yokozuna Hakuho remains the sole leader at the halfway point.
Hakuho forced out rank-and-file opponent Tamawashi on Sunday. The Grand Champion leads the tourney with one loss.
Komusubi Asanoyama and rank-and-filer Kagayaki have two losses each.
In a rare development, Ozeki Takayasu dropped out of the tournament minutes before his bout due to a back injury.