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Chiyotaikai stays in lead at Kyushu sumo

Chiyotaikai stays in lead at Kyushu sumo

Ozeki Chiyotaikai overpowered Kakuryu on Saturday to remain in sole possession of the lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.
Chiyotaikai used a series of arm thrusts to send the No. 3 maegashira off the raised ring while improving to a perfect 7-0. Kakuryu dropped to 1-6.
In other major bouts, grand champion Hakuho of Mongolia forced out Tokitenku in the day's final bout at Fukuoka Kokusai Center to stay one win back at 6-1. No. 3 maegashira Tokitenku fell to 4-3.
Ozeki Kotomitsuki stayed one win off the pace at 6-1 when he forced out Mongolian Kyokutenho, a No. 4 maegashira who dropped to 2-5 in the 15-day tourney.
Local favorite ozeki Kaio posted a hard-fought win over sekiwake Asasekiryu to improve to 4-3. Asasekiryu fell to 3-4.
Bulgarian ozeki Kotooshu dropped to 2-5 after forfeiting a bout to sekiwake Aminishiki, who improved to 4-3.
Kotooshu withdrew from the tournament earlier Saturday because of an injured right knee.
Kotooshu was nursing the knee injury before the tournament but could no longer wrestle through the pain after suffering a fourth defeat to Tokitenku on Friday.
Mongolian Komusubi Ama improved to 4-3 when he got a hold of Homasho's arm and flung the winless top maegashira down to the dirt surface.


Updated : 2021-10-22 04:25 GMT+08:00