Sumo: Ozeki Takayasu Injures Thigh, Withdraws From Kyushu Tourney

Sumo: Ozeki Takayasu injures thigh, withdraws from Kyushu tourney

Ozeki Takayasu has pulled out of the ongoing Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament with three days remaining because of a thigh injury, his stablemaster Tagonoura said Friday.

The 27-year-old wrestler at sumo's second-highest rank becomes the eighth wrestler in the top makuuchi division to withdraw from the 15-day meet at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, the casualty list including three grand champions.

Sumo: Terunofuji Withdraws From Kyushu Meet, Delays Ozeki Return

Sumo: Terunofuji withdraws from Kyushu meet, delays ozeki return

Terunofuji has pulled out of the ongoing Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament citing a knee injury Thursday, ending the possibility of his immediate return to the ozeki status.

Terunofuji's withdrawal from the 15-day meet leaves him with a 0-5 record as he forfeits Thursday's bout against fellow sekiwake Mitakeumi. A sekiwake can be promoted to the second-highest rank of ozeki with at least 10 wins in the first basho (meet) following his demotion.

Sumo: Ozeki Goeido Remains Alone At The Top In Tokyo

Sumo: Ozeki Goeido remains alone at the top in Tokyo

Ozeki Goeido remains the act to beat after he improved to 9-1 on Tuesday with five days remaining at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.

Goeido has been an extremely tricky opponent so far in the 15-day event at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan, feinting and dodging his way to several of the victories he badly needed here. After suffering a losing record in July in Nagoya, Goeido entered this tournament needing eight wins to secure his ozeki status.

Sumo: Goeido Takes Sole Lead At Autumn Meet, Holds On To Ozeki Rank

Sumo: Goeido takes sole lead at Autumn meet, holds on to ozeki rank

Ozeki Goeido won his eighth straight bout at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday to take sole lead and secure his status in sumo's second-highest rank.

Goeido (8-1), who would have faced demotion with a losing record in the 15-day event, appeared uncharacteristically cautious against No. 2 maegashira Aoiyama (0-2 with seven rest days due to injury) but thrust the Bulgarian down after sidestepping his charge at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.

Sumo: Former Ozeki Kotoshogiku Surges To 4th Win In Tokyo

Sumo: Former ozeki Kotoshogiku surges to 4th win in Tokyo

Former ozeki Kotoshogiku cruised to his fourth win on Wednesday, the fourth day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.

With three yokozuna and one ozeki having pulled out of the competition, the fourth day of the 15-day tournament at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan dawned without a single member of sumo's top four ranks holding an unbeaten 3-0 record. It was the first time that had happened since January 2017.

Sumo: Ozeki Takayasu, Maegashira Ura Withdraw From Autumn Tourney

Sumo: Ozeki Takayasu, maegashira Ura withdraw from Autumn tourney

Ozeki Takayasu withdrew from the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, joining the mounting casualty list of top makuuchi division wrestlers.

The 27-year-old at sumo's second-highest rank injured his right thigh in Monday's loss against komusubi Tamawashi and has decided to pull out of the 15-day meet at Ryogoku Kokugikan, forfeiting his third-day bout against Hokutofuji.

Sumo: Harumafuji 2-0 At Autumn Tourney, Mixed Fates For 3 Ozeki

Sumo: Harumafuji 2-0 at Autumn tourney, mixed fates for 3 ozeki

Harumafuji, the lone yokozuna competing at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, won for the second day in a row Monday, but the fates of the three ozeki were mixed, Goeido being the only one able to claim victory.

Terunofuji, who along with Goeido is a "kadoban" ozeki threatened with demotion with a losing record, and Takayasu, looking for his first championship, both lost to lower-ranked grapplers on the second day of the 15-day meet at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.

Sumo: Takayasu Officially Promoted To Ozeki

Sumo: Takayasu officially promoted to ozeki

Sekiwake Takayasu was officially promoted to sumo's second-highest rank of ozeki on Wednesday by the Japan Sumo Association board of directors.

The 27-year-old, whose father is Japanese and mother from the Philippines, is the first new ozeki since Mongolian Terunofuji was promoted after the summer tournament in 2015.

Ozeki-an Near Ryogoku Kokugikan Serves ‘lucky’ Soba Noodles

Ozeki-an near Ryogoku Kokugikan serves ‘lucky’ soba noodlesThere is a soba shop called Ozeki-an near Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, sumo’s major center. The shop’s second-generation proprietor is Mamoru Ozeki, 83.
His name, which literally means “protecting ozeki [sumo wrestlers in the second-highest rank],” is regarded as quite lucky and auspicious by sumo wrestlers.

Hakuho Strong, Ozeki Sweep In Osaka

Hakuho strong, ozeki sweep in OsakaYokozuna Hakuho seemed to be back in form on Day 3 of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka on Tuesday.
Hakuho (2-1) dominated No. 1 maegashira Takayasu (0-3) to stay one behind the many leaders, but his fellow yokozuna struggled.

Ozeki Kotoshogiku Sweeps Yokozuna, Remains Perfect

Ozeki Kotoshogiku sweeps yokozuna, remains perfectA trio of yokozuna has faced ozeki Kotoshogiku through the first 12 days of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo. All have lost, with the third of them falling on Thursday as the Japanese ozeki continued his perfect run in the tournament.

Ozeki Go 2-2 On 3rd Day In Tokyo

Ozeki go 2-2 on 3rd day in TokyoIt was a day of mixed results for the four ozeki on Tuesday’s third day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.
Komusubi Tochinoshin powered Goeido over the bales at the jump-off to notch his first victory of the tournament and hand the ozeki his first loss, while No. 3 maegashira Ichinojo (1-2) forced out ozeki Terunofuji (2-1).