J4 – Asanoyama perd sa longueur d’avance

Asanoyama perd sa longueur d'avance
Abi a infligé à Asanoyama sa première défaite.

Asanoyama perd sa longueur d’avance

Le nouveau sekiwake Asanoyama a subi sa première défaite tandis que Kakuryu, le seul yokozuna encore en compétition, a obtenu sa troisième défaite.

Asanoyama a été vaincu par le komusubi Abi. Il était le dernier lutteur invaincu parmi les sanyaku.

Kakuryu a perdu pour la seconde fois consécutive en s’inclinant face à Myogiryu (2-2). Le maegashira 1 avait déjà remporté la veille un « kinboshi » pour avoir battu le yokozuna Hakuho.

« J’ai pu faire mon propre sumo aujourd’hui et c’était vraiment bien« , a déclaré Myogiryu. « Il m’avait mis sur les cordes mais j’ai juste essayé de faire tout ce que je pouvais et j’ai réussi à mettre les deux mains à l’intérieur de sa ceinture. Je n’ai jamais rien vécu de tel auparavant, je suis vraiment content. »

Abi (1-3) a décroché sa première victoire de l’année ainsi que la 100e victoire de sa carrière en sortant Asanoyama du dohyô grâce à un assaut incessant de coups et de poussées.

Les maegashira Hokutofuji et Shodai sont à la tête d’un groupe de quatre lutteurs en tête avec 4-0.

Endo a subi sa première défaite en se faisant vaincre par l’ozeki Takakeisho (3-1).

Endo avait battu les grands champions Hakuho et Kakuryu en plus de l’ozeki Goeido.

Shodai a battu le sekiwake Takayasu (2-2) et a conservé la tête tout en portant un revers à l’ancien ozeki, qui veut regagner sa place.

Les deux lutteurs se sont percutés l’un et l’autre avec une forte charge initiale, mais Shodai a été plus rapide à saisir l’élan pour ensuite forcer Takayasu à reculer.

Hokutofuji conserve sa place dans le peloton de tête après avoir remporté son match contre Hakuho par forfait.

Le yokozuna s’est retiré de la compétition plus tôt dans la journée en raison de blessures mineures.

Goeido a remporté sa première victoire de l’année en battant le nouveau komusubi Daieisho.

Kagayaki qui a battu Sadanoumi (2-2), et Terutsuyoshi qui a repoussé Ikioi, font partie des lutteurs encore invaincus.

Dans les autres combats, les fans ont eu droit à la toute première confrontation du puissant géorgien Tochinoshin avec le poids plume Enho. L’ancien ozeki s’est imposé après une démonstration de force brute.

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Asanoyama falls, Kakuryu takes 3rd loss on Day 4

New sekiwake Asanoyama took his first loss of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday, while grand champion Kakuryu succumbed to his third defeat.

Asanoyama fell down the leaderboard along with top-ranked maegashira Endo after getting brushed aside by komusubi Abi on Day 4 at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan.

Kakuryu took his second straight loss at the hands of No. 1 Myogiryu (2-2), who earned back-to-back « kimboshi » awards for defeating a yokozuna as a rank-and-filer.

Abi (1-3) picked up his first win of the year and 100th career victory by driving Asanoyama out of the ring with a relentless assault of thrusts and shoves in their Day 4 match-up.

Asanoyama had been the last undefeated wrestler among the « sanyaku » ranks, the three below yokozuna, in his quest to capture a second makuuchi-division championship.

No. 2 Hokutofuji and No. 4 Shodai headline a group of four wrestlers in the lead at 4-0.

In the final bout of the day, Kakuryu took Myogiryu back but the maegashira rallied, securing a double-handed inside grip on the yokozuna’s belt and keeping him off balance while driving him out.

« I was able to perform my brand of sumo today and it felt really good, » Myogiryu said. « He had me on the ropes but I just tried to do whatever I could and somehow was able to get both hands inside. I’ve never experienced anything like this before, I’m really happy. »

Endo suffered his first loss of the 15-day meet, getting tripped up in his bout with ozeki Takakeisho (3-1).

The maegashira took control and kept Takakeisho fighting for space at the edge, but the ozeki lunged away at an opportune moment and connected on a well-timed thrust to twist his opponent to the clay.

Endo had beaten grand champions Hakuho and Kakuryu in addition to ozeki Goeido in the lead-up to his fight with Takakeisho.

Shodai defeated sekiwake Takayasu (2-2) and retained his share of the lead while delivering a setback to the former ozeki, who is bidding to regain his position at sumo’s second-highest rank.

The two wrestlers deflected one another with a big initial hit, but Shodai was quicker to seize the momentum as he forced Takayasu back and out.

Hokutofuji caught a break and kept his lead intact after winning his scheduled match with Hakuho by forfeit.

The Mongolian-born grand champion withdrew from the 15-day meet prior to the day’s bouts with minor injuries after sustaining his second straight loss.

Hokutofuji, who is gunning for his first top-division title, has already defeated both ozeki and handed Kakuryu, the sole remaining yokozuna in competition, his second loss on Day 3.

Goeido earned his first win of 2020, beating new komusubi Daieisho. The ozeki was momentarily driven back but wrapped Daieisho up in a headlock and tossed him out.

Two other rank-and-filers also share the lead after keeping their winning streaks alive on Day 4.

No. 11 Kagayaki dispatched No. 10 Sadanoumi (2-2), while No. 14 Terutsuyoshi shoved out No. 15 Ikioi in spite of a 57-kilogram weight disadvantage.

Kagayaki drove Sadanoumi to the straw after securing a left-handed inside belt hold and issued a final shove as his opponent tried to rally from the edge of the ring.

Terutsuyoshi slipped to the side at the initial charge with Ikioi (0-4) and put the injury-plagued veteran on the back-foot before following up for a push-out win.

The lowest-ranked co-leader, Terutsuyoshi made his makuuchi debut in Osaka last March and finished runner-up in his third top-tier appearance at the Nagoya basho in July.

In other bouts, fans were treated to the first-ever match-up of Georgian powerhouse Tochinoshin and division lightweight Enho, with the former ozeki coming out on top after a display of brute strength.

No. 5 Enho (2-2) was initially able to hold his ground and keep Tochinoshin (2-2) fighting for a belt hold, but the bigger man found his grip. He then lifted the 99-kilogram grappler clear off the ground and deposited him over the straw as Enho flailed his legs in a desperate attempt to stay in the ring.

Written by Kyodo

Crédits photo : Asahi

  • Makuuchi
  • Juryô
Rikishis
Score
Kimarites
Score
Rikishis
Kiribayama
貴ノ富士

(Maegashira 17)
2-2
3-1
Tokushoryu
徳勝龍

(Maegashira 17)
Tochiôzan
栃煌山

(Maegashira 16)
2-2
3-1
Daishomaru
大翔丸

(Juryo 3)
Terutsuyoshi
照強

(Maegashira 14)
4-0
0-4
Ikioi

(Maegashira 15)
Kaisei
魁聖

(Maegashira 16)
2-2
2-2
Shimanoumi
志摩ノ海

(Maegashira 14)
Azumaryu
東龍

(Maegashira 15)
3-1
2-2
Kotoeko
琴恵光

(Maegashira 13)
Tsurugisho
剣翔

(Maegashira 12)
2-2
1-3
Chiyomaru
千代丸

(Maegashira 12)
Chiyotairyû
千代大龍

(Maegashira 11)
1-3
2-2
Kotoshôgiku
琴奨菊

(Maegashira 13)
Sadanoumi
佐田の海

(Maegashira 10)
2-2
4-0
Kagayaki

(Maegashira 11)
Takanosho
隆の勝

(Maegashira 9)
2-2
1-3
Ishiura
石浦
(Maegashira 10)
Aoiyama
碧山

(Maegashira 8)
2-2
3-1
Yutakayama
豊山

(Maegashira 9)
Ryuden
竜電

(Maegashira 8)
3-1
0-4
Onosho
阿武咲

(Maegashira 7)
Takarafuji
宝富士

(Maegashira 6)
2-2
2-2
Shôhôzan
松鳳山

(Maegashira 7)
Tochinoshin
栃ノ心

(Maegashira 6)
2-2
2-2
Enho
炎鵬

(Maegashira 5)
Okinoumi
隠岐の海
(Maegashira 4)
2-2
0-4
Meisei
明生

(Maegashira 5)
Tamawashi
玉鷲

(Maegashira 3)
2-2
2-2
Mitakeumi
御嶽海
(Maegashira 2)
Asanoyama
朝乃山

(Sekiwake)
3-1
1-3
Abi
阿炎

(Komusubi)
Shodai
正代

(Maegashira 4)
4-0
2-2
Takayasu
高安

(Sekiwake)
Takakeisho
貴景勝

(Ozeki)
3-1
3-1
Endo
遠藤
(Maegashira 1)
Daieisho
大栄翔

(Komusubi)
1-3
1-3
Gôeidô
豪栄道

(Ozeki)
Hakuhô
白鵬

(Yokozuna)
1-3
Fusen
4-0
Hokutofuji
北勝富士

(Maegashira 2)
Myogiryu
妙義龍

(Maegashira 1)
2-2
1-3
Kakuryû
鶴竜

(Yokozuna)
Rikishis
Score
Kimarites
Score
Rikishis
Asagyokusei
朝玉勢

(Juryo 12)
3-1
2-2
Sakigake

(Juryo 14)
Chiyootori
千代鳳

(Juryo 13)
0-4
3-1
Churanoumi
美ノ海

(Juryo 12)
Sokokurai
蒼国来

(Juryo 10)
0-4
4-0
Terunofuji
照ノ富士

(Juryo 13)
Hoshoryu
遠藤
(Juryo 14)
2-2
2-2
Takagenji
貴源治

(Juryo 10)
Kyokushuho
旭秀鵬

(Juryo 9)
3-1
1-3
Irodori

(Juryo 11)
Toyonoshima
豊ノ島

(Juryo 11)
1-3
3-1
Akua
天空海

(Juryo 9)
Daiamami
大奄美

(Juryo 6)
3-1
1-3
Yago
矢後

(Juryo 7)
Kotoshoho
琴勝峰
(Juryo 8)
3-1
2-2
Tobizaru
翔猿

(Juryo 6)
Wakatakakage
若隆景

(Juryo 5)
1-3
2-2
Ichinojo
逸ノ城

(Juryo 7)
Kyokutaisei
旭大星

(Juryo 8)
2-2
2-2
Daishoho
大翔鵬

(Juryo 5)
Kotonowaka
琴ノ若

(Juryo 2)
2-2
2-2
Mitoryu
水戸龍

(Juryo 4)
Nishikigi
錦木

(Juryo 4)
3-1
1-3
Hidenoumi
英乃海

(Juryo 2)
Kizakiumi
木崎海

(Juryo 3)
0-4
2-2
Chiyoshoma
千代翔馬

(Juryo 1)

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  1. trop cool le retour de Terunofoji .Pourvu que le physique tienne !

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