Sumo: Seven wrestlers remain unbeaten in Autumn Basho
News On Japan via Japan Times -- Sep 12
The ozeki ranks suffered a blow on Tuesday, the third day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, when the last three ozeki to fight lost one after the other.
The carnage left seven wrestlers with perfect records, including yokozuna Hakuho and three ozeki - Harumafuji, Kisenosato and Kakyryu. Following consecutive defeats by Kotooshu, Baruto and Kotoshogiku, yokozuna Hakuho stopped the rot.
Hakuho, in the hunt for his 23rd career Emperor's Cup, proved too quick and strong for Kaisei. The Brazilian-born top maegashira held his own on the tachiai, but could not keep up with a lightning-quick underarm throw by the yokozuna.
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