September 2017, Day 2, Takakeisho v Ura

Takakeisho is having none of Ura’s shenanigans. No-nonsense, straightforward, stay low, hands to the face and chest, put him on his butt.


September 2017, Day 1, Shodai v Ura

Ura looks just as surprised as everyone else that he managed to pull off the win against Shodai. Shodai hits him with a right forearm at the tachiai, but Ura grabs onto Shodai’s left arm and uses it as a lever to pull him out. Ura’s flexibility with his toes balanced on the edge gives him the win by tottari (arm bar throw).

July 2017, Hakuho Yusho compilation

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).