Hakuho exacts revenge on Yoshikaze at Kyushu Basho
It might not have been a vintage performance from Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho, but he got the job done on Wednesday, defeating Yoshikaze to stay atop of the field at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.
Hakuho used a side-step maneuver at the charge that beat Yoshikaze and sent him to the dirt in the day’s penultimate match. For Hakuho the win should be a boost as Yoshikaze defeated him at the Autumn meet before the yokozuna had to pull out of the tournament through injury. The win means Hakuho (4-0) kept pace with fellow unbeatens Kotoshogiku, Ikioi, and Chiyotoori.
It was the second straight loss for Yoshikaze after he won his first two matches against Kakuryu and Kisenosato.
Speaking of Kakuryu, the yokozuna won his third straight match by defeating Egyptian maegashira Osunaarashi in one of the day’s most entertaining contests.
Yokozuna Harumafuji also won, beating Ichinojo and moving his record to 3-1.