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.
The 15-day tournament offered sumo fans plenty of memorable moments. Veteran sports reporter Armstrong joins the podcast for a wrapup of the event.
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 grand champion was halted mid-bout, then came back to beat Wakamotoharu in a highly unusual display of sumo.
The Fukushima native becomes the first new sekiwake in 86 years to claim the championship.
“Without support from my fans, I would not have made a comeback here, so please continue to support me," Spring Basho winner Terunofuji said.
Although small by sumo standards, the 175-centimeter Tobizaru electrified fans when he went 11-4 in the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in September.
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