Kakuryu clinches 1st tournament win as Yokozuna
NHK -- Sep 28
In sumo, Yokozuna Grand Champion Kakuryu has clinched his first tournament victory since his promotion to the sport's highest rank.

Kakuryu was the frontrunner with 2 losses until the 14th day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo.

But on the final day on Sunday, Kakuryu lost to Ozeki Champion Terunofuji.

The 2 wrestlers were now tied with 3 losses each and fought again in a playoff. Kakuryu won, scoring the second championship victory of his career.

He is the only Yokozuna who completed the 15-day tourney. Hakuho withdrew from the 3rd day due to an injury, while Harumafuji skipped the event from the start.

News source: NHK
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