Sumo Today Day 14
The second last day of the tournament.
- Sekiwake (3rd highest rank-division) wrestler, Kakuryu leads with one loss, and could be the first Japanese Sekiwake-ranked wrestler to win a tournament, and the first Japanese person to win a tournament in at least four or more years.
- Top-ranked favourite Hakuho is in trouble, with two losses.
- Homasho defeats Georgian Gagamaru by head-butt, side-step, and pull down.
- 37yo veteran Kyokutenho defeats Tochiozan by pull down
- Aminishiki defeats Wakakoru by push out
- In an exciting battle that looked like it could go either way, Kisenosato (aka Blinky) eventually defeats Estonian Baruto who was thrust into the crowd. Baruto now has to re-start his quest to become a top-ranked Yokuzuna.
- Aran works hard to eventually defeats Kotoshogiku by belt-lift, belly-to-belly, and push out
- Japanese Kakuryu struggles but eventually narrowly defeats the out-of-form Bulgarian Koto Ooshu, bringing Kakuryu one step closer to winning the tournament.
- Hakuho defeats Harumafuji
The final day tomorrow:
- Kakuryu has 13wins-1loss
- Hakuho has 12wins-2losses
- Kakuryu needs Hakuho to lose to avoid a play-off and to win by regulation.
- It will be an exciting day tomorrow