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: 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.

Takayasu Wins 3rd Straight In Nagoya

Takayasu wins 3rd straight in Nagoya

The Japan NewsOzeki Takayasu is on a roll after sputtering out of the gate at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.

The newly promoted ozeki pushed his way past sekiwake Mitakeumi (2-2) on Wednesday at Aichi Prefectural Gym for his third consecutive win following an opening-day loss.

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.