A day after wrapping up his seventh title, grand champion Hakuho maintained his flawless record yesterday with a win over Kotomitsuki at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.
In the day’s final bout at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, Mongolian Hakuho used an arm throw to send Kotomitsuki tumbling to the dirt surface while improving to 14-0.
Kotomitsuki suffered his fourth loss.
On Friday, Hakuho defeated Kaio to win his seventh Emperor’s Cup.
On the final day today, Hakuho will bid for a perfect 15-0 record in a bout against Kotooshu.
In other major bouts, Kaio grabbed ozeki counterpart Kotooshu by the arm and flung the Bulgarian grappler out to give both wrestlers a 9-5 record.
Kotooshu came into the tournament looking for promotion to grand champion after winning the previous tournament — the first European to do so — but quickly lost the chance to move up the ranks with three early losses in this event.
Ozeki Chiyotaikai muscled out Wakanosato to pick up his ninth with against five losses. No. 4 maegashira Wakanosato fell to 5-9.
Mongolian sekiwake Ama tripped up Goeido to post his 10th win against four losses. Goeido, a fourth-ranked maegashira, stands at 7-7.