Honbasho  

Haru Basho 2017
Day 15
Y2wKisenosato13 - 2
O1wTerunofuji13 - 2
S1wTakayasu12 - 3
M11eDaieisho11 - 4
M13eTakakeisho11 - 4
Y1wKakuryu10 - 5
Y2eHarumafuji10 - 5
M8wOkinoumi10 - 5
M10wTochiozan10 - 5
S2eKotoshogiku9 - 6
K1eMitakeumi9 - 6
M6eChiyonokuni9 - 6
M7wChiyoshoma9 - 6
S1eTamawashi8 - 7
M4eYoshikaze8 - 7
M5eEndo8 - 7
M6wAoiyama8 - 7
M12wUra8 - 7
M15wTokushoryu8 - 7
M3wTakarafuji7 - 8
M5wHokutofuji7 - 8
M9eKagayaki7 - 8
M10eTochinoshin7 - 8
M11wIshiura7 - 8
M13wDaishomaru7 - 8
M2wTakanoiwa6 - 9
M7eIchinojo6 - 9
M14eMyogiryu6 - 9
M1eTakekaze5 - 10
M1wIkioi5 - 10
M3eShohozan5 - 10
M9wKotoyuki5 - 10
M14wKyokushuho5 - 10
M16eNishikigi5 - 10
K1wShodai4 - 11
M2eSokokurai4 - 11
M12eSadanoumi4 - 11
M4wArawashi3 - 10
M8eKaisei3 - 7
M15eChiyoo3 - 8
Y1eHakuho2 - 3
O1eGoeido1 - 5
Daily Results
   

Yusho & Sansho  

HARU BASHO 2017
Makuuchi:Y2w Kisenosato
13-2 (2)
Juryo:J3w Toyohibiki
10-5 (1)
Makushita:Ms16w Abi
7-0
Sandanme:Sd35w Tamakongo
7-0
Jonidan:Jd32e Wakayama
7-0
Jonokuchi:Jk15e Ichiyamamoto
7-0

Shukunsho:S1w Takayasu
(3)

Kantosho:M13e Takakeisho
(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.