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Nishiki drove out Tochiozan who succumbed to his first loss. Takakeisho forced Kaisei to fall forward to keep his record clean. Takayasu drove out Tamawashi. Goeido forced down Ryuden. Tochinoshin was pushed out by Shodai. It's the Georgian ozeki's 3rd loss.
In the morning Kisenosato came out to tell reporters he was pulling out from the tourney. He was sorry he was not able to meet up to the fans expectations. He did not give any signs he was giving up. Tamawashi who was expected to face him today automatically won the bout. As to the tourney of the day, Takanosho pushed out Ichinojo from behind for his 5th win. Nishiki forced Goeido to fall. It's the ozeki's 3rd loss. Hokutofuji pushed out Tochinoshin. It's the Georgian's 2nd loss. Tochiozan with his left threw Takayasu. It's the ozeki's first loss. Only Takanosho and Tochiozan have a perfect record.
Kotoshogiku drove out Sadanoumi. It's Sadanoumi's first loss. Takakeisho pushed and pushed to defeat Shodai and win his 4th bout. Tochinoshin drove out Kaisei for his 3rd win. Takayasu forced Nishiki down for his 4th win. Goeido forced Tamawashi on his hands. Kisenosato faced Tochiozan. Both fell off the ring. But the judges ruled Kisenosato fell first and Kisenosato succumbed to his 4th loss.
Kotoshogiku was in the end driven out by Daieisho. Takakeisho gave thrusts and drove Ryuden out for his 3rd win. Kaisei was back. But he was forced down by Takayasu. Goeido was driven out the ring by Tochiozan who barely stayed in with one foot in mid air for a while. Tochinoshin pulled back and was able to force down Myogiryu. Kisenosato was fighting aggressively but was in the end driven down on the dirt by Hokutoumi. The yokozuna has not won a bout.
Endo pushed out Okinoumi for his first win. Kotoshogiku drove out Ikioi for his 2nd win. Mitakeumi was able to push out Tamawashi for his first win. Tochiozan forced down Ichinojo for his 2nd win. Takakeisho forced Goeido down to win his 2nd bout. Tochinoshin forced out Nishiki for his first win. Takayasu forced down Hokutofuji. Kisenosato could not get hold of Myogiryu's belt and was forced down. It's the yokozuna's 2nd loss.
Kotoshogiku was cheered on by his parents on site, and on the back of their support drove out Takarafuji. Tochiozan forced down Mitakeumi who still has a chance of being promoted to ozeki depending on this tourney's performance. Tamawashi pushed forward to quickly push out Tochinoshin. Takayasu quickly drove out Myogiryu. Goeido gave thrusts and attacked Hokutofuji's throat to push him out. Kisenosato could not get hold of Takakeisho's belt. Takekeisho kept on thrusting and in the end forced the yokozuna down on his belly.
Pre Tourney highlight
Hakuho and Kakuryu will not compete
Hakuho's absence from the Kyushu tourney was decided on Nov 8. His right knee and ankle were operated, and could not recover in time. It's the 4th time he pulls out from the tourney during the year. Kakuryu's absence too was decided as he has a painful right ankle and unable to practice properly.
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