Sumo: Surprise package Okinoumi still in share of lead during Autumn meet

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18:23 15 Sep 2016

TOKYO, Sept. 15, Kyodo

Giant-killing maegashira Okinoumi extended his ideal start to a Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday though indispensable dual attempts to send Shohozan make-up and urge his record to 5-0.

The warn co-leader after defeating dual yokozuna and dual ozeki in his initial 4 bouts during a 15-day basho in Tokyo, top-ranked Okinoumi was primarily awarded feat by a arbitrate after a initial rumble with his seventh-ranked opponent.

That statute was overturned by ringside judges, who motionless that both wrestlers had stepped out of a ring during a same time and called a rematch.

But Okinoumi done no mistake during a second attempt, blustering out Shohozan (2-3) to keep his share of a lead with relegation-threatened ozeki Goeido.

After a shaken start, Goeido huffed and puffed before muscling out sekiwake Takarafuji, who forsaken to 2-3.

Grand champion Harumafuji won his fourth hitch and heads a organisation of 7 wrestlers one win off a pace. Fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu has a 3-2 mark.

Seeking back-to-back championships, Nagoya champion Harumafuji was given a run for his income though wrapped adult a day’s movement in a tip makuuchi multiplication by forcing out winless No. 2 maegashira Shodai.

In a preceding bout, Kakuryu dodged a bullet to building Georgian No. 2 maegashira Tochinoshin (1-4) with an outward leg trip.

Kotoshogiku, who like Goeido, needs during slightest 8 wins here to keep his ozeki arrange for a subsequent tournament, bellied out komusubi Tochiozan to sojourn one win back.

Kisenosato, who has seen his latest bid for graduation to yokozuna dented with dual early defeats, softened to 3-2 after powerful third-ranked Takanoiwa (2-3).

Mongolian ozeki Terunofuji (3-2) degraded fourth-ranked Myogiryu (1-4) with an uwatanegae overarm throw.


  • Surprise package Okinoumi still shares lead of Autumn basho

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