Hakuho Defeats Kisenosato

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The headline says it all. Yokozuna Hakuho (10-1) had no mercy for Ozeki Kisenosato (10-1), charging straight at Kisenosato and sending him out of the ring. This was Kisenosato’s first loss in the tournament, meaning that he and Hakuho are now tied for the lead.

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Hakuho is the most successful sumo wrestler in the history of the sport, with 35 career championships and looking to add one more.

Ozeki Goeido is also 10-1, after defeating Yokozuna Harumafuji (7-4) with a kubinage headlock throw. This is basically a hip toss throw, which is no easy task when your opponent is a Yokozuna.

Yokozuna Kakuryu (8-3) ran Komosubi Tochiozan out of the ring, leaving Tochiozan at 2-9.

And we can’t forget about Ozeki Kotoshogiku (7-4) who lost yet another match, this time against Ozeki Terunofuji (7-4). Kotoshogiku was left planted in the ground, as Terunofuji now only needs one more win to retain his Ozeki rank.

Check-in tomorrow to see if Hakuho can continue his march to another career championship.

–Sal

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