Sekiwake Shodai as well as rank-and-filer Terutsuyoshi each gained a significant win on Saturday, loading the penultimate day of the July Grand Sumo Tournament with greater than its share of shocks.
Shodai was the initial to swipe the program by tossing an ape wrench right into sumo’s feeling great tale of the year handing No. 17 maegashira Terunofuji his 2nd loss as well as rejecting him a possibility to secure his initial champion in over 5 years.
Fighting in the elite makuuchi department for the very first time because January 2018, Terunofuji was still able to hang on to his one-win event lead. That came many thanks to a stunning success by No. 7 Terutsuyoshi, his Isegahama stablemate, over ozeki Asanoyama, that finished the day connected with Shodai as well as fellow sekiwake Mitakeumi at 11-3.
In the ending, Terutsuyoshi (8-6) billed head-first towards the ozeki’s midsection, finished up his challenger’s left leg as well as turned him over in a magnificent as well as unconventional trouble.
No. 17 maegashira Terunofuji considers his 2nd loss of the July Grand Sumo Tournament after being knocked down by sekiwake Shodai on the penultimate day of activity at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan. (Kyodo)
“I was thinking of how my opponent will start the bout since last night, and I thought I only have one shot at winning,” Terutsuyoshi stated. “So he (Terunofuji) still has the sole lead. I want him to win tomorrow.”
In what was established to be the day’s large suit, Shodai obtained the dive on his challenger as well as had the ability to drive Terunofuji back towards the straw, the 28-year-old Mongolian’s left foot gliding as he had a hard time to discover grip.
When Terunofuji jailed his reverse movement, Shodai pulled him downward as well as off equilibrium. Terunofuji briefly got away however was incapable to ward off Shodai’s beltless arm toss.
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Of the 4 previous ozeki completing at the reduced rungs of the department, 2 made progression towards earning 10 wins.
Georgian No. 11 maegashira Tochinoshin enhanced to 9-5 by tossing down No. 5 Hokutofuji (8-6), while No. 13 Takayasu (9-5) opened up the top-division activity forcibly out No. 16 Nishikigi (6-8).
Kotoshogiku had actually been on track for 10-plus wins, however the 36-year-old No. 14 maegashira was displaced by No. 12 Sadanoumi (7-7) to experience his third-straight loss as well as be up to 8-6.
The komusubi set of Daieisho as well as Okinoumi each won. Daiesho (10-4) sent off No. 6 Enho (5-9), while Okinoumi propelled down Bulgarian No. 4 Aoiyama (5-9).
A day after protecting a winning document in his initial event in the top department, makuuchi debutant Kotoshoho was put down to his 6th loss by No. 10 Myogiryu (10-4), guaranteeing he will not get to 10 wins at the initial go.
The July satisfy is the initial grand event kept in 4 months adhering to the termination of May’s occasion because of the unique coronavirus pandemic. It was relocated from its conventional area in Nagoya to reduce on traveling throughout the pandemic.