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Sumo: Ozeki Takakeisho out of July tourney after avoiding demotion

Ozeki Takakeisho took out from the recurring July Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, with resources claiming the wrestler had actually whined of pain in his left knee prior to the basho obtained under method.

Takakeisho published his 8th win a day previously to leave his 2nd job “kadoban,” or demotion from the 2nd greatest ranking of ozeki to the 3rd rate of sekiwake.

Takakeisho (L) as well as Aoiyama battle on the 10th day of the July Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on July 28, 2020. (Kyodo)

A kadoban-threatened ozeki requires to do with a winning document to avoid demotion.

The 23-year-old Takakeisho, a Chiganoura steady boxer, is the 4th makuuchi department wrestler to draw out of the 15-day satisfy at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan after yokozuna Kakuryu as well as rank-as well as-filers Abi and Kotonowaka.

It is the very first time considering that in 2015’s Nagoya satisfy in July that Takakeisho will certainly miss out on all or component of a grand competition. His set up challenger for Thursday, komusubi Daieisho, wins by surrender.

The target market dimension for the Tokyo competition has actually been lowered to a quarter of complete capability, or concerning 2,500 individuals daily. The competition was relocated from Nagoya to Tokyo to aid restrict the spread of the coronavirus.


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