Tags » Hakuho

Hakuho's Perfect While Injured

Hakuho’s legend grows by the match. His intensity, almost ruthlessness, in the ring is an utmost virtue in American athletics. You do what you need to do win, within the rules, of course…unless you’re the Patriots. 62 more words

Hakuho

May 2016, Day 15, Hakuho v Kakuryu

Spectacular finish to a spectacular tournament for Yokozuna Hakuho. He wins his 37th top-division championship with his 12th perfect 15-0 record. On the final day against fellow Yokozuna Kakuryu he’s already got the tournament locked up, so he’s really just adding to his legacy. 115 more words

Sumo

May 2016, Day 14, Hakuho v Harumafuji

Hakuho his having to earn every one of his wins against the top wrestlers in the division on these last few days of the tournament. Yesterday Kisenosato gave him a couple of scares, and today Yokozuna Harumafuji does his best to upset his perfect record. 242 more words

Sumo

May 2016, Day 13, Hakuho v Kisenosato

This one has all the makings of an instant classic – a bout late in the tournament between two undefeated wrestlers in their prime, probably the championship on the line. 324 more words

Sumo

Hakuho Closes in on Zensho Yusho

One contender down, two yokozuna to go. Kisenosato put up a valiant effort but Hakuho was as determined as I’ve ever seen. He was energetic, hopping around with the ozeki’s belt in tow. 32 more words

Hakuho

May 2016, Day 12, Hakuho v Goeido

Well, it ain’t always pretty. Goeido has a brief glimpse of victory after a fantastic tachiai puts Hakuho on his heels. But Goeido gets pushed back to the edge and slips down, with Hakuho falling on top of him in a kind of sumo sushi. 39 more words

Sumo

May 2016, Day 11, Hakuho v Kotoshogiku

OK kids, listen up. This is how you do a sukuinage. It’s a beltless arm throw, which means your arm is underneath your opponent’s, but you don’t have a belt grip. 46 more words

Sumo