Yokozuna Hakuho showed no mercy as he ripped through Kitataiki to remain among the front-runners at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday.
On the day he would have matched the all-time wins streak of 69 by legendary Yokozuna Futabayama had he not lost to Kisenosato on Monday, Hakuho unleashed his fury on Kitataiki in the day's finale at Fukuoka Kokusai Center.
A wounded animal can be a dangerous beast and so it proved in the day's finale at Fukuoka Kokusai Center as Kotoshogiku bore the full brunt of Hakuho's backlash following the Mongolian's devastating defeat to Kisenosato.
With two nights of swimming finals to go in Guangzhou, the host nation has bagged an astonishing 19 gold medals out of 26 on offer, leaving Japan trailing in its wake on just five. South Korea has two gold.
Having gone undefeated the past four tournaments, Hakuho was widely expected to match and surpass Futabayama's record of 69 set from 1936-1939.
Oda pumped his fist and beamed after completing his programme, which included a triple flip-triple toe loop combination and earned 79.28 points.
The defending champions Russia maintained their unbeaten run by defeating Serbia 3-0 in pool E at Yoyogi Gymnasium in Tokyo.
The host nation are the perennial underachievers of regional football and they were outplayed before a large crowd at the Tianhe Stadium, although many left early.
Yoshifumi Okada hit a tiebreaking RBI triple in the 12th inning as the persistent Lotte Marines prevailed to beat the Chunichi Dragons 8-7 in Game 7 to clinch their first Japan Series title in five years on Sunday.
The Marines, who won the series four games to two with one tie, became the first third-place team in history to win a championship. Chunichi, the Central League pennant winner, failed in its bid to win its first crown since 2007.
The Japanese - who were shut out by Samoa in the second half a week ago - made no mistakes this time, with Tupuailai scoring a try five minutes into the match. From then on, the team never looked back.
Nobunari Oda was unable to hold onto the lead he took after the short program and settled for second at Skate Canada on Sunday with an unconvincing free skate performance.
Oda finished with a total of 236.52 points, 3.0 behind local favorite and world silver medalist Patrick Chan, who came from fourth to win after generating the highest free skate score in the second event of this season's Grand Prix series.