Ozeki Takakeisho had his hands full but came out on top on Day 8. Kotoshoho is the other wrestler with seven wins in the 15-day tournament.
With grand champion Terunofuji sidelined with knee injuries, lone ozeki Takakeisho is the tournament's highest-ranked wrestler.
Hobbled by knee injuries, Mongolian-born yokozuna Terunofuji is forced to sit out his second straight tournament. The title chase appears wide open.
With yokozuna Terunofuji's future in doubt, the door is wide open for others to move up the ranks, and other sumo New Year predictions for the...
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Rank-and-filer Abi defeated Takayasu and Takakeisho in the playoff to secure the title. It was the first three-way playoff since March 1994.
Mongolian grappler Hoshoryu used an impressive arm throw to fend off sumo's Flying Monkey, improving to 7-1 in the year's final tournament.
Making his debut at the komusubi rank, Tobizaru put on an impressive display of sumo for an opening-day win.
Veteran grappler Tamawashi will have his hands full as he bids for a second straight Emperor's Cup at the 15-day meet in Fukuoka.
Will the yokozuna, who has won seven Emperor's Cups in his career, be able to withstand the physical rigors of sumo in the foreseeable future?
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.