The 15-day tournament offered sumo fans plenty of memorable moments. Veteran sports reporter Armstrong joins the podcast for a wrapup of the event.
Raising the quality of the matches will benefit the commercial value of sumo. The sport's attractiveness in turn can lead to the revitalization of Japan.
The 37-year-old Mongolian grappler defeated Takayasu to become the oldest championship winner in the modern era.
The No. 8 maegashira is off to his best start ever and is one win ahead of Tamawashi at the 15-day tournament.
Sumo’s Flying Monkey gave the fans a thrill with the biggest victory of his career on this second day at Ryogoku Kokugikan.
The Mongolian is bidding for his eighth Emperor’s Cup and needed all the strength he could muster against the determined komusubi wrestler.
The 29-year-old Mongolian was ensured of his fifth title when Myogiryu lost an earlier bout.
Terunofuji loses for the first time in his debut at the sport’s highest rank.
At the halfway point, the new yokozuna is firmly in control and appears on his way to a 15-0 record.
The Mongolian outmuscles compatriot Ichinojo on the opening day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.
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Fellow yokozuna Hakuho was forced to pull out over COVID-19 protocols.