Kisenosato continues perfect push

The Yomiuri Shimbun

Yokozuna Kisenosato, left, defeats No. 1 maegashira Kaisei on Wednesday at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.

The Japan NewsYokozuna Kisenosato kept his record perfect with his fourth victory in as many days at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday.

The yokozuna, staking his career on the current tournament after absences from all or parts of the previous eight tourneys, forced out No. 1 maegashira Kaisei (1-3) in a bout that took about 1 minute at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.

The two grappled from the jump-off, each trying to secure his opponent’s belt, before the yokozuna finally secured Kaisei’s mawashi with both arms and forced him out.

The remaining two yokozuna also recorded victories to stay undefeated.

Hakuho threw down winless No. 2 maegashira Chiyotairyu in the middle of the ring after the two locked arms for more than 10 seconds. The yokozuna carefully managed to secure the maegashira’s belt before sending his opponent to the surface.

Yokozuna Kakuryu made quick work of No. 2 maegashira Yutakayama (0-4), pushing him out.

Ozeki Takayasu and sekiwake Mitakeumi also remained undefeated. The ozeki slapped down Takakeisho (1-3), while the sekiwake easily pushed out fellow sekiwake Ichinojo (1-3).


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