Honbasho  

Hatsu Basho 2017
Day 15
O1eKisenosato14 - 1
M10wSokokurai12 - 3
Y2eHakuho11 - 4
K1eTakayasu11 - 4
M1wMitakeumi11 - 4
M10eTakanoiwa11 - 4
M13wIchinojo11 - 4
M5eTakekaze10 - 5
S1eTamawashi9 - 6
M8eHokutofuji9 - 6
M8wChiyonokuni9 - 6
O1wGoeido8 - 5
M3wIkioi8 - 7
M5wYoshikaze8 - 7
M7wAoiyama8 - 7
M9eKaisei8 - 7
M11eKagayaki8 - 7
M15wSadanoumi8 - 7
S1wShodai7 - 8
M2eShohozan7 - 8
M4wEndo7 - 8
M6eChiyoshoma7 - 8
M12eTakakeisho7 - 8
M12wDaishomaru7 - 8
M15eChiyoo7 - 8
M1eTakarafuji6 - 9
M2wArawashi6 - 9
M6wKotoyuki6 - 9
M9wIshiura6 - 9
M14eChiyootori6 - 9
M14wChiyotairyu6 - 9
Y1eKakuryu5 - 6
O2wKotoshogiku5 - 10
M11wNishikigi5 - 10
M13eGagamaru5 - 10
Y1wHarumafuji4 - 3
O2eTerunofuji4 - 11
M3eOkinoumi4 - 11
M7eMyogiryu4 - 11
M16eOsunaarashi4 - 11
M4eTochiozan3 - 12
K1wTochinoshin0 - 6
Daily Results
   

Yusho & Sansho  

HATSU BASHO 2017
Makuuchi:O1e Kisenosato
14-1 (1)
Juryo:J2w Daieisho
12-3
Makushita:Ms7w Ishibashi
7-0
Sandanme:Sd16w Takemasa
7-0
Jonidan:Jd10e Nishikifuji
7-0
Jonokuchi:Jk16w Wakayama
6-1

Shukunsho:M10e Takanoiwa
(1)

Kantosho:K1e Takayasu
(4)

Ginosho:M1w Mitakeumi
(1)

Ginosho:M10w Sokokurai
(1)
   

PRESS ROOM: News

Hatsu Day 12: Kisenosato still on top at New Year basho

Details

Looking to finally shed his tag as a nearly man after coming so close but failing to win the Emperor's Cup on numerous occasions, Kisenosato (11-1) did not have it all his own way against the third-ranked maegashira at Ryogoku Kokugikan.

Ikioi (7-5) put up a spirited effort but Kisenosato dug deep into his energy reserves and came up with the goods to improve to 14-0 against his opponent and remain one win clear with three days of the 15-day basho remaining.

Grand champion Hakuho and fellow Mongolians Ichinojo and Takanoiwa stayed one win back at 10-2.

Hakuho, the most successful wrestler in sumo history with 37 career championship titles, wrapped up the day's action with an easy hikiotoshi hand pull down against No. 4 maegashira Tochiozan (3-9).

Takanoiwa stayed in touch with Kisenosato with a blood-and-thunder win over Nishikigi (4-8), smashing him in the face at the charge and then dodging the No. 11 maegashira's swinging palm before forcing him over the bales.

Thirteenth-ranked Ichinojo, a former sekiwake, got a fright in his bout against eighth-ranked Hokutofuji (8-4) but charged back from the ridge to belly him out for an ultimately comfortable win.

But 10th-ranked Sokokurai (9-3) dropped out of the chasing pack as he was sent to his third defeat, sixth-ranked Chiyoshoma (6-6) putting the Chinese-born bruiser to the dirt with a pulling overarm throw.

In other bouts, towering Mongolian ozeki Terunofuji was condemned to a majority of losses after being slapped down to an eighth defeat by fifth-ranked maegashira Takekaze (8-4).

Goeido (8-4) then bit the dust in the following bout, the ozeki getting taken out by No. 4 maegashira Endo, who leveled his mark at 6-6.

Kisenosato emerged as the only ozeki to survive unscathed as Kotoshogiku, surprise winner of this tournament in 2016, was barged out to a losing 4-8 record by sekiwake Tamawashi (7-5) in the day's second-to-last bout.

Kotoshogiku's second straight losing mark means he will be demoted to sumo's third rank of sekiwake for the Spring tournament in March.