Ozeki Takayasu drops his first loss against always-tough Tamawashi on Day 2, losing on the tachiai as he lets Tamawashi get underneath his center of gravity and lift his posture up and back. Not much he can do from there, and his attempts at defense fall short at the edge.
Takayasu is in his second tournament as Ozeki, and it looks like he’s going to be just fine. Tochinoshin’s a tough out for anyone, but Takayasu fights through the taller wrestler’s throat attack and pushes him out without even needing a solid belt grip.
Yokozuna Hakuho wins the July 2017 Grand Sumo Tournament in Nagoya, earning his thirty-ninth top-division championship with a record of 14-1. Along the way he surpassed former Ozeki Kaio to set the all-time wins record with a mark of 1050. Over the course of the tournament he used eight different kimarite (winning techniques): yorikiri (5), tsukiotoshi (2), okuridashi (2), hatakikomi (2), sukuinage (1), oshitaoshi (1), yoritaoshi (1), kotenage (1).