Sumo: Okinoumi holding core theatre with another ozeki scalp

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18:35 14 Sep 2016

TOKYO, Sept. 14, Kyodo

Okinoumi continued to take a uncover during a Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday as a top-ranked maegashira softened to a ideal 4-0 by defeating ozeki Terunofuji.

In a initial 4 days of a meet, Okinoumi has beaten both yokozuna Harumafuji (3-1) and Kakuryu (2-2) as good as dual ozeki, Kisenosato (2-2) and Terunofuji (2-2).

Okinoumi’s win on Wednesday stirred an exploration from a judges, who felt a Hakkaku fast wrestler might have stepped out of a ring initial as he fell over with Terunofuji. In a end, however, Okinoumi was announced a leader by sakatottari as a arbitrate primarily ruled.

With 11 days to go, ozeki Goeido, who needs a winning record here to equivocate demotion, and No. 8 maegashira Kotoyuki are a usually others with 4 wins.

“It’s only removing started,” pronounced Okinoumi, who faces seventh-ranked Shohozan (2-2) on Thursday. “What’s critical is how we do from here on. I’ve got to keep during it.”

Kisenosato, a claimant to turn a initial new Japanese-born yokozuna given Wakanohana in 1988, rebounded from his second better on Tuesday by dismissing No. 1 Yoshikaze (1-3), who was sent acrobatics but being means to yield most of a challenge.

Harumafuji absolutely ushered second-ranked maegashira Tochinoshin out to a third loss, while Kakuryu kick down untimely No. 2 Shodai (0-4) to win for a second day in a row.

Kadoban ozeki Kotoshogiku took his record to 3-1 after defeating No. 4 Myogiryu (1-3), inching toward a 8 wins he needs here to keep his arrange for November’s Kyushu tourney.


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