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.
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.