Goeido, Hakuho Continue Domination in Kyushu

Ozeki Goeido continued on his path to promotion to yokozuna with an easy win Wednesday, keeping him among four wrestlers with perfect records after four days at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.

Goeido defeated 23-year-old komusubi Mitakeumi with a quick victory in the latest round of the 15-day event at Fukuoka Kokusai Center.

A day after securing his 1,000th victory, yokozuna Hakuho (4-0) also had little time to sweat in a  win over komusubi Tamawashi (2-2).

Yokozuna Kakuryu also defended his perfect record in clinical fashion. Following Hakuho’s win, Kakuryu defeated Kaisei, handing the second-ranked maegashira out to his fourth defeat.

Harumafuji managed to remain one win back of his yokozuna brethren with a victory over Aoiyama.

The match appeared to be a stalemate until Aoiyama (0-4) attempted to execute an underarm throw. Unfortunately for him,  he collapsed backward as his left knee buckled under him with Harumafuji on top.

Ozeki Terunofuji evened his record at 2-2, forcing out previously unbeaten No. 3 maegashira Shodai.

Veteran ozeki Kisenosato earned his 24th career victory over top-ranked maegashira Tochiozan (0-4), controlling the process from start to frontal-force-out finish, to improve to 3-1.

Ozeki Kotoshogiku crashed down in a heartbeat, suffering his third defeat thanks to a deft move on the tachiai by No. 3 maegashira Endo (3-1).

Sokokurai, a Chinese citizen from Inner Mongolia, defeated fellow No. 14 maegashira Chiyotairyu (2-2) to remain unbeaten.

Original story: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2016/11/16/sumo/goeido-hakuho-remain-unbeaten-kyushu/#.WC1PZuErLSI

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