January 2018, Day 15, Chiyotairyu v Daieisho

7-7 Chiyotairyu is extra-motivated to pick up the all-important eighth win, and he takes it out on Daieisho’s face. Daieisho finishes with a fine 9-6 record.


January 2018, Day 13, Takakeisho v Chiyotairyu

Takakeisho loses the tachiai badly, and things go downhill from there. Chiyotairyu dominates him start to finish to improve to 6-7, while Takakeisho falls to 4-9.

January 2018, Day 5, Kakuryu v Chiyotairyu

With Harumafuji (retired), Hakuho (injury withdrawal), and Kisenosato (general failure) all absent or ineffective, Yokozuna Kakuryu is the man to beat in January. He earns his fifth win in as many days with an effortless performance against Chiyotairyu.

January 2018, Day 3, Chiyotairyu v Takayasu

Takayasu loses ground after a superb tachiai from both men, but he quickly recovers with a pull on Chiyotairyu’s left shoulder that topples the winless M3 wrestler. The Ozeki stays perfect at 3-0.

January 2018, Day 2, Mitakeumi v Chiyotairyu

A massive tachiai sends reverberations to the back row, the sound like two sides of beef falling off a truck. Mitakeumi uses that momentum to take out Chiyotairyu with no difficulty whatsoever, looking to pad his win column before his schedule gets really tough later this week.

November 2017, Hakuho Yusho Compilation

Yokozuna Hakuho wins the November 2017 Grand Sumo Tournament in Kyushi, earning his fortieth(!) top-division championship with a record of 14-1. Over the course of the tournament he used eight different kimarite (winning techniques): yorikiri (3), uwatenage (3), uwatedashinage (2), oshidashi (2), hatakikomi (1), okuridashi (1), tsukiotoshi (1), and yoritaoshi (1).