Kisenosato suffers 3rd loss

The Yomiuri Shimbun

No. 3 maegashira Ikioi, right, shoves out yokozuna Kisenosato on Thursday at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament at Aichi Prefectural Gym.

The Japan NewsThe unpredictable Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament took yet another turn on Thursday when yokozuna Kise-nosato lost his grip on No. 3 maegashira Ikioi and his chance at a victory at Aichi Prefectural Gym.

Ikioi escaped the grasp of the yokozuna and spun him down to notch his first win in five days in Nagoya, dealing Kisenosato his third loss in the process.

Yokozuna Harumafuji (3-2) followed by throwing down No. 2 maegashira Hokutofuji (3-2), while yokozuna Haku-ho closed out the action by staying perfect with a quick-and-easy victory that left komusubi Yoshikaze with his first loss.

New ozeki Takayasu (4-1) stretched his winning streak to four by slapping down No. 1 maegashira Takakeisho (1-4), while ozeki Goeido (3-2) struggled to prevail in an lengthy tussle with No. 1 maegashira Shodai (1-4).

Ozeki Terunofuji (1-4), though, allowed komusubi Kotoshogiku to notch his first victory of the tournament, getting overpowered soon after the jump-off.

Popular No. 3 maegashira Endo was forced to pull out of the basho with an injury, forfeiting on Day 5 to finish at 2-3.Speech

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