Goeido Achieves A Perfect Score
Tournament winner Goeido won on the final day (as Andy cited), making his score a perfect 15-0, or zensho-yusho, which is a fairly uncommon event in sumo, even more uncommon when it comes from someone other than Hakuho. As mentioned in an earlier post, Goeido had been facing the possibility of demotion due to his losing record in the July tournament in Nagoya. He now has an option to attempt to reach Yokozuna.
Jun-yusho (runner up) goes to Endo, who had an amazing 13-2 record. In many cases, that would have been enough to win the tournament. We will likely see Endo at a much higher rank in November’s banzuke.
Special prizes awarded
- Shukun-sho (Outstanding Performance): Okinoumi – His opening week saw him devastate the Ozeki and Yokozuna
- Kanto-sho (Fighting Spirit): Takayasu – Brought us some fantastic battles, including his defeat of Harumafuji on day 11
- Gino-sho (Technique): Endo – Really outstanding sumo from Endo this tournament
Final win / loss tally
10-5 Kakuryu, Kisenosato, Takayasu, Mitakeumi, Tamawashi, Kotoyuki
9-6 Kotoshogiku, Okinoumi, Aoiyama, Kagayaki
8-7 Chiyonokuni, Shohozan, Nishikigi, Takekaze, Sadanoumi, Chiyoshoma, Kyokushuho
7-8 Tochiozan, Yoshikaze, Shodai, Ikioi, Arawashi
6-9 Kaisei, Toyohibiki, Tokushoryu
5-10 Tochinoshin, Takanoiwa, Myogiryu, Sokokurai, Gagamaru, Amakaze, Daieisho
4-11 Terunofuji, Takarafuji, Daishomaru
Thank you dear readers for following the action here on Tachiai. Next tournament is in November at Fukuoka. Until then, we will work to bring you news and developments from the sum world.