EMPEROR'S CUP WINNER: ASASHORYU
Outstanding Performance Award: None
Outstanding Technique Award: Tamakasuga
Fighting Spirit Award: Tamanoshima
Tamakasuga pushed out Tokiteku for his 11th win. Baruto attacked Kisenosato and won with a push out, and earned his 9th win. Roho leaped to face off, and that came as a surprise to Kotomitsuki who fell forward. Roho secured a majority win even though he missed 3 bouts. Miyabiyama's thrusts were not powerful enough, but in the end, he pulled back and drove Tamanoshima out the ring. Miyabiyama managed to win his 10th bout, to enable him to try again for ozeki ranking next tourney. Koto-o-shu pushed Tochiazuma down for his 8th win. Chiyotaikai's thrusts were meaningless to Kaio who had a good start. Kaio threw Chiyo with his left to earn his 9th win. Chiyo finished the tourney with 9 wins too. Asashoryu tried to throw Hakuho in the beginning,but his attempt was not effective. The two held eachother's belt. Hakuho then had a better hold. The younger Mongolian shoved the yokozuna to the edge of the ring. Hakuho then put his weight on top of the yokozuna's and forced him down. It's Asashoryu's only loss this tourney. Hakuho clinched his 13th win. It was speculated that the win will give Hakuho a promotion, but it did not.
Dejima was clearly desperate to earn a majority win. He did the unusal thing, of shifting his position immediately after facing off against Tamanoshima. Tamanoshima fell. Baruto slapped Tamakasuga, and in the end, reached out for Tamakasuga's leg and put him down. Roho and Kisenosato fought a competitive bout. Roho did not have a good enough grip of Kisenosato's belt and was driven out. Kisenosato clinched a majority win. Miyabiyama and Kotomitsuki struggled against eachother. In the end, the former ozeki thrust Kotomitsuki down. Hakuho shoved Kaio's neck with one hand, and threw him with the other. Tochiazuma succumbed to Kokkai's thrust easily. It's reported Tochiazuma has injured his left knee. Koto-o-shu shoved down the back of Futen-o's head and won his 7th bout. Asashoryu did not have much problem defeating Chiyotaikai. With his 14th win, the yokozuna secured the Emperor's Cup for the 17th time.
Takamisakari lost to Iwakiyama, succumbing to a majority loss. Dejima seemed to have lost balance after charging against Tochinonada, but managed to drive his opponent out. Tamanoshima quickly drove Baruto down for his 11th win. Chiyotaikai gave Hakuho thrusts, but Hakuho stopped him and grabbed his belt, drove Chiyo out. Miyabiyama shoved Tochiazuma, pulled slightly back and put the ozeki down. Miyabiyama secured his majority win. Roho got hold of Koto-o-shu and threw him. It's the Bulgarian's 7th loss. Asashoryu was able to drive Kaio out. The yokozuna needs only 1 more win to clinch the tourney victory.
Tamakasuga fought with his head low and defeated Aminishiki for his 10th win. Dejima pulled back and lost to Iwakiyama. Tamanoshima thrust Kokkai out to win his 10th bout. Ama charged into Takamisakari. Takamisakari picked up the small Mongolian and drove him out. Roho banged into Kyokushuzan and won.It's the Russian's 6th win. Miyabiyama thrust Baruto's head down and won. Both are 7-5. Hakuho's pressure prompted Tochiazuma to fall on his knee. Kaio managed to get hold of Kyokutenho's belt and shoved him out. Kaio clinched a majority win. Kotomitsuki grabbed Chiyotaikai before the ozeki could attack him and drove him out. Kotomitsuki secured a majority win. Asashoryu threw Koto-o-shu to win again.
Takamisakari struggled agaisnt Toyozakura but he managed to win. Dejima drove Tamakasuga out. Tamakasuga lost his 2nd bout. Kokkai defeated Kasugao to secure a majority win. Roho was back. He apologized before he prepared to fight for the scandal he created 3 days ago. He fought against Kotoshogiku and won with an overarm throw. Roho earned his 5th win. Miyabiyama pushed Hakurozan to win his 6th bout. Kotomitsuki drove Kaio out with his left. Chiyotaikai charged towards Baruto too fast and too carelessly that he lost control of himself. Chiyo was driven out, and lost his 2nd bout. Hakuho managed to take Koto-o-shu out powerfully in a tough match. Asashoryu drove Tochiazuma out. He's not just the only one with a perfect record. There's noone following him closely with just one loss anymore.
Dejima lost to Aminishiki to succumb to his 5th loss. Takamisakari managed to drive Kakizoe out for his 3rd win. Chiyotaikai blasted thrusts at Koto-oshu and won. It's the Japanese ozeki's 9th win. Baruto gave Hakuho thrusts, but wasn't too effective that the Montolian got hold of the Estonian to drive him down. Kaio quickly got hold of Tochiazuma's belt with his right and threw the fellow ozeki down. Asashoryu with his right grabbed Miyabiyama's belt and shoved down the former ozeki. Asashoryu remains the sole leader.
Dejima shoved Tosanoumi down for his 5th win. Kokkai put Yoshikaze down on his hands to earn his 6th win. Takamisakari succumbed to his 7th loss in the bout against Futen-o. Kaio drove Kotoshogiku out the ring to win his 6th bout. Miyabiyama put Hakuho down for his 5th win. It's the Mongolian ozeki's 2nd loss. Chiyotaikai gave Tochiazuma a series of thrusts, then shifted himself to he side, and put Tochiazuma down. It's Tochiazuma's first loss. The 2 tallest wrestlers fought eachother. Baruto, from Estonia tried to pick up Koto-o-shu. In the end, the Estonian managed and swung the ozeki out, and himself tumbling down the ring as well. It's Baruto's first victory from an ozeki. Kotomitsuki tried to grab Asashoryu's belt, but the yokozuna pulled Kotomitsuki's arm and drve him out.
Roho was suspended from the tourney starting today for 3 days. It's for attacking 2 photographers and injuring 1 after his bout against Chiyotaikai the previous day. He was supposed to fight Tochiazuma, but the ozeki was automatically given a win. As for the highlights, Takamisakari resisted Hokutoriki hard and managed to win his 2nd bout. Dejima pushed forward and defeated Tokitenku. It's the former ozeki's 4th win. Kyokushuzan succumbed to a majority loss already in a about against Kakizoe. Miyabiyama gave Kotoshogiku thrusts and then put him down. Chiyotaikai with thrusts quickly defeated Hakurozan. Hakuho managed to drive Kisanosato out. Koto-o-shu drove Kaio out. Asashoryu threw Ama down.
Dejima fell forward, losing to Hokutoriki. Takamisakai was put down by Kokkai, but even after he fell would not let go of Kokkai's leg. Hakuho pulled away and drove Kakizoe down. Tochiazuma drove Kyokushuzan out. Koto-o-shu pulled back and almost was out of the ring before Miyabiyama fell forward. It was so close, the referees had to reassess the bout. Kaio and Kisenosato tried to reach for eachother's belt with their strong hand. Kisenosato succeeded and drove the ozeki out. Kaio succumbed to his 2nd loss. Roho slapped Chiyotaikai's face, and then the ozeki, perhaps enraged forced the Russian out the ring. Then Chiyo appeared to say something to Roho. Roho gave a obnoxious look, stared at Chiyo as he slowly went back to his position on the ring. Asashoryu got hold of Hakurozan's belt with his left and drove the younger Russian out.
Dejima charged into Takamisakari and drove him out fast. It's the former ozeki's 3rd win. Baruto picked Hokutoriki up and won his 5th bout. Roho got hold of Kokkai's belt and drove the Georgian out. Tochiazuma fought an one-sided bout, driving Kisenosato out. Ama banged into Koto-o-shu really fast, but the Bulgarian shifted a bit and put the Mongolian lost balance and lost. Kaio kept on losing balance to Kakizoe's shoves, but in the end managed to put Kakizoe down. Chiyotaikai shifted to the side at the stat of the bout, and pushed Miyabiyama out. Hakuho threw Kotoshogiku down. Asashoryu drove Kyokutenho out the ring. The yokozuna and Tochiazuma are the only two with a perfect record.
Roho threw Dejima with his left for his 3rd win. Miyabiyama banged into Kisenosato and put the young wrestler down for his 3rd win. Koto-o-shu struggled, but managed to drive Kyokutenho out. Kaio fought with his eyes pinned on Hakurozan and drove the Russian out from his back. Chiyotaikai gave thrusts but lost balance and was put down by Kakizoe. The ozeki lost his first bout. Hakuho fought a competitive bout against Kotomitsuki which the Mongolian in the end won. Tochiazuma drove Kotoshogiku out the ring for his 5th win. Asashoryu powerfully forced Kyokushuzan out for his 5th win too.
Takamisakari grabbed Yoshikaze and shoved his opponent out to earn his first win. Kokkai forced Hokutoriki to roll down the ring. Hakurozan managed to put Baruto down. Miyabiyama attacked Kaio. Kaio moved around Miyabiyama and drove the former ozeki out. Chiyotaikai put Kyokutenho on the ring. Hakuho got hold of Roho's belt and drove the Russian out. Tochiazuma drove Kakizoe out. Koto-o-shu pushed Kyokushuzan out. Asashoryu got hold of Kotoshogiku's belt with his injured right hand and threw him powerfully.
Takamisakari lost again, this time, to Wakanosato. Kokkai pushed down Aminishiki. Ama pulled back and that prompted Dejima to win his first bout. Barito drove Kyokutenho out. Miyabiyama automatically earned a win since Asasekiryu pulled out from the tourney. Chiyotaikai with thrusts drove Kyokushuzan out the ring. Hakuho got hold of Hakurozan's belt and drove the Russian out. Tochiazuma managed to take Kotomitsuki out. Kisenosato attacked Koto-o-shu's throat and won. Kaio was a passive fighter, given in to Roho's shoves. Asashoryu powerfully drove Kakizoe out the ring.
Aminishiki pushed Takamisakari out the ring. Kokkai shoved and drove Dejima down the ring. Baruto thrust Kotoshogiku down. Miyabiyama shoved Kyokushuzan's throat the drove the Mongolian out. Hakuho drove Kyokutenho down. Tochiazuma fought steady and firm to shove Hakurozan out first, but both tumbled down the ring. Koto-o-shu pulled back slightly and then pushed Kakizoe out for his first win. Kaio shoved Asasekiryu out smoothly. Chiyotaikai was no match for Kisenosato who succumbed to the ozeki's thrusts and pull. Asashoryu hurled Roho who fell flat on his belly.
Takamisakari was taken out by Tokitenku. Wakanosato drove Dejima out. Kokkai was blown out of the ring by Futen-o. Ama appeared to have had a good hold of Baruto, surely to win. But the Estonian got hold of the back of Ama's belt and through the Mongolian to win instead. Roho forced Miyabiyama down the ring. Tochiazuma was back and fought with his head low and shove Kyokutenho out. Hakurozan shifted his position as he stood up to fight, prompting Koto-o-shu to lose balance and touch the ring. Kaio shoved and shoved to defeat Kyokushuzan. Chiyotaikai gave a series to thrusts to drive out Kotoshogiku. Hakurozan lost balance and was driving out by another Mongolian Asasekiryu. Asashoryu was no match for Kisenosato. The yokozuna powerfully forced the young up and coming wrestler out.
Pre Tourney highlights
Former Hokutenyu dead
It was learned that on June 22, former ozeki Hokutenyu passed away from kidney cancer. He was only 45. As Hatachiyama stable master, he raised Russian, Hakurozan.
Kisenosato is komusubi
At 19 years and 11 months old, Kisenosato became the 5th youngest to be promoted to the top 3 ranks.
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