Jour 5 : Le peloton de tête passe à 5 !

Cinquième défaite pour Onosho

Le peloton de tête passe à 5 !

On pouvait sentir Onosho (M2) nerveux en ce début de rencontre, et cela était bien compréhensif après avoir subi 4 défaites à la suite et que l’on rencontre le cinquième jour l’un des plus grands champions de tous les temps : Hakuhô.
Aussi, dès les premières secondes le yokozuna aggripa le mawashi de son adversaire pour le projeter au sol à l’aide d’un solide uwatedashinage.

Pour cette journée, on notera également la belle résistance de Takarafuji (M3) face à l’ozeki Takakeisho. Au terme d’un échange nourris de poussées, Takakeisho eu le dernier mot pour nécessairement rester dans la course au titre…et au maintient de son rang.

Le second ozeki Asanoyama à eu fort à faire avec Kiribayama (M3) dans un combat long, à l’usure. Après un long moment d’immobilisation au centre du dohyo, c’est finalement l’ozeki qui a eu les ressources pour une dernière poussé décisive.

Décidément Endo (M1) n’arrive pas à déployer son sumo car pour la seconde journée consécutive son combat n’a duré qu’une poignée de secondes, aujourd’hui face au sekiwake Mitakeumi qui avait mangé du lion.

Avec un score toujours vierge de victoires, Shohozan (M12) affrontait  le prometteur Kotoshoho (M15). Canalisant dès le départ la fougue et la vitesse qui caractérise Shohozan, le maegashira 15 accompagna son adversaire vers la sortie en kotenage.

Myogiryu (M10) a également poussé son score à 5-0 au terme d’un combat extrêmement disputé et dont l’issue est restée incertaine jusqu’à la fin contre Kotonowaka (M13). Difficile de résumer un tel combat, et comme une image vaut 1000 mots je vous invite à visionner la la vidéo ci-dessous.

Il reste encore cinq lutteurs ayant remportés tous leurs combats à ce jour, est-ce que la journée de demain en réduira le nombre…? Vivement demain !

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Hakuho, Asanoyama stay undefeated in 5-way tie for lead

TOKYO (Kyodo) — All-time championship record holder Hakuho and new ozeki Asanoyama stayed unbeaten at the front of the pack Thursday at the July Grand Sumo Tournament.

The top-billed frontrunners share the lead with three other wrestlers after Day 5 of the relocated tournament at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan.

Grand champion Hakuho, who is gunning for a record-extending 45th Emperor’s Cup, moved to 5-0 by toppling No. 2 maegashira Onosho in the final bout of the day.

Opening with a powerful shoulder-blast, the Mongolian-born yokozuna secured a left-hand outside belt grip that allowed him to easily down Onosho (0-5) with an overarm throw.

With Kakuryu out through injury, Hakuho is the only grand champion competing at the current 15-day grand tournament, which is the first in four months following the cancellation of the May meet due to the coronavirus crisis.

In one of the day’s most entertaining bouts, Asanoyama fought his way out of trouble against an aggressive and determined No. 3 Kiribayama.

From a strong opening jump, Kiribayama (1-4) took a two-handed belt grip to force the ozeki into a defensive position.

But Asanoyama showed patience and tactical awareness as he used his superior size and strength to hold his ground and wait out his opponent, eventually seizing an opening to muscle him to the edge for a force out.

Sekiwake Mitakeumi stayed unbeaten with an overwhelming push-out victory over No. 1 Endo (1-4).

The Nagano Prefecture native, who is aiming for his third top-level championship, flew out of the blocks and drove his opponent straight off the dohyo.

Highly touted top-division debutant, No. 15 Kotoshoho, extended his impressive unbeaten start to 5-0 by downing No. 12 Shohozan (0-5) with an armlock throw.

No. 10 Myogiryu, who beat No. 13 Kotonowaka (3-2), is the other undefeated joint leader.

Demotion-threatened « kadoban » ozeki Takakeisho advanced to 4-1 with an unconvincing win against No. 3 Takarafuji (2-3).

The 23-year-old powerhouse, who has been hampered by an injured left leg, was unable to generate his usual forward momentum and had his hands full before eventually slapping Takarafuji down.

Sekiwake, Shodai, stayed one win off the pace with a composed performance off the back foot against komusubi Okinoumi.

Okinoumi (3-2) drove Shodai (4-1) back with a two-hand inside grip from the jump, but the sekiwake kept his balance while retreating before toppling his opponent near the straw with a beltless arm throw.

Komusubi Daieisho improved to 3-2 after thrusting down No. 1 Yutakayama (0-5). Following a fierce exchange of blows, Daieisho delivered a decisive shove to the back of the winless maegashira, who has fought opponents from the elite ranks in all five of his bouts so far.

The July tournament has been moved from its traditional location in Nagoya to limit travel during the coronavirus pandemic, with the Ryogoku Kokugikan limited to about a quarter of its capacity to prevent the spread of the virus.

Written by Kyodo

  • Makuuchi
  • Juryô
Rikishis
Score
Kimarites
Score
Rikishis
Tobizaru
翔猿

(Juryo 2)
2-3
4-1
Kotoeko
琴恵光

(Maegashira 16)
Nishikigi
錦木

(Maegashira 16)
2-3
0-5
Chiyomaru
千代丸

(Maegashira 15)
Kotoyuki
琴勇輝

(Maegashira 17)
1-4
2-3
Wakatakakage
若隆景

(Maegashira 14)
Takayasu
高安

(Maegashira 13)
3-2
4-1
Terunofuji
照ノ富士

(Maegashira 17)
Kotoshoho
琴勝峰
(Maegashira 15)
5-0
0-5
Shôhôzan
松鳳山

(Maegashira 12)
Sadanoumi
佐田の海

(Maegashira 12)
2-3
3-2
Tochinoshin
栃ノ心

(Maegashira 11)
Shimanoumi
志摩ノ海

(Maegashira 11)
1-4
4-1
Kotoshôgiku
琴奨菊

(Maegashira 14)
Kotonowaka
琴ノ若

(Maegashira 13)
3-2
5-0
Myogiryu
妙義龍

(Maegashira 10)
Kaisei
魁聖

(Maegashira 10)
2-3
2-3
Ikioi

(Maegashira 9)
Ishiura
石浦
(Maegashira 8)
1-4
4-1
Tamawashi
玉鷲

(Maegashira 9)
Terutsuyoshi
照強

(Maegashira 7)
2-3
3-2
Chiyotairyû
千代大龍

(Maegashira 8)
Enho
炎鵬

(Maegashira 6)
2-3
4-1
Hokutofuji
北勝富士

(Maegashira 5)
Abi
阿炎

(Maegashira 5)
3-2
2-3
Tokushoryu
徳勝龍

(Maegashira 7)
Ryuden
竜電

(Maegashira 6)
1-4
2-3
Aoiyama
碧山

(Maegashira 4)
Takanosho
隆の勝

(Maegashira 2)
2-3
2-3
Kagayaki

(Maegashira 4)
Daieisho
大栄翔

(Komusubi)
3-2
0-5
Yutakayama
豊山

(Maegashira 1)
Endo
遠藤
(Maegashira 1)
1-4
5-0
Mitakeumi
御嶽海
(Sekiwake)
Shodai
正代

(Sekiwake)
4-1
3-2
Okinoumi
隠岐の海
(Komusubi)
Kiribayama
貴ノ富士

(Maegashira 3)
1-4
5-0
Asanoyama
朝乃山

(Ozeki)
Takakeisho
貴景勝

(Ozeki)
4-1
2-3
Takarafuji
宝富士

(Maegashira 3)
Hakuhô
白鵬

(Yokozuna)
5-0
0-5
Onosho
阿武咲

(Maegashira 2)
Rikishis
Score
Kimarites
Score
Rikishis
Akua
天空海

(Juryo 13)
3-2
3-2
Chiyonoo
千代ノ皇

(Juryo 12)
Midorifuji
翠富士

(Juryo 12)
1-4
4-1
Chiyonoumi
千代の海

(Juryo 14)
Takagenji
貴源治

(Juryo 13)
2-3
1-4
Kizakiumi
木崎海

(Juryo 11)
Fujiazuma

(Juryo 11)
3-2
4-1
Mitoryu
水戸龍

(Juryo 14)
Akiseyama
明瀬山

(Juryo 9)
2-3
3-2
Asabenkei
朝弁慶

(Juryo 10)
Daishoho
大翔鵬

(Juryo 10)
1-4
2-3
Chiyootori
千代鳳

(Juryo 8)
Churanoumi
美ノ海

(Juryo 9)
5-0
2-3
Tsurugisho
剣翔

(Juryo 7)
Wakamotoharu

(Juryo 8)
4-1
1-4
Hakuyozan
白鷹山

(Juryo 6)
Daishomaru
大翔丸

(Juryo 7)
1-4
4-1
Ichinojo
逸ノ城

(Juryo 5)
Kyokutaisei
旭大星

(Juryo 5)
2-3
3-2
Hoshoryu
遠藤
(Juryo 6)
Azumaryu
東龍

(Juryo 3)
3-2
2-3
Hidenoumi
英乃海

(Juryo 4)
Kyokushuho
旭秀鵬

(Juryo 3)
2-3
1-4
Chiyoshoma
千代翔馬

(Juryo 1)
Meisei
明生

(Juryo 1)
4-1
3-2
Daiamami
大奄美

(Juryo 4)

 

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