Kakuryu & Hakuho Undefeated On Third Day Of Summer Tourney

Three days into the 15-day Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, both yokozuna Kakuryu and Hakuho earned easy victories.

In the final bout of the day’s events at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan, Kakuryu defeated Kaisei for the 13th career win over the top-ranked maegashira in his career.

Hakuho, the tournaments only other yokozuna, would make quick work of Shohozan, as the Mongolian yokozuna got the upper hand on the initial charge and quickly bulldozed the maegashira out of the ring.

Only six other competitors remain undefeated through days of competition as, Tochinoshin would defeat Tamawashi, Inchinojo edged out Daieisho after referees ruled that the latter competitor’s hands hit the ground before the undefeated sekiwake’s body went over the straw. Those two are joined by No. 4 Shodai, No. 5 Ikioi, No. 10 Okinoumi, and No. 12 Asanoyama as undefeated heading into the fourth day of competition..


Original Story: Japan Times

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