Takes Aim At Total Win Record
In addition to whatever else may happen during the Nagoya basho, one item of great anticipation and excitement must be Hakuho’s imminent claim to one of the few records in Sumo that does not yet bear his name – the total win records currently held by Kaiō and Chiyonofuji.
Prior to his injury in Nagoya 2016, it seemed that Hakuho would claim these records early in 2017. But foot surgery, and a hard fought recovery prevented him from seriously challenging for his record until the upcoming 2017 Nagoya basho.
His first mark is Chiyonofuji at 1045 career wins – this only requires Hakuho to win 9 bouts. Provided he does not injure himself, this should not be difficult. Following that is the great Ozeki Kaiō at 1047 – or just 11 wins for Hakuho.
We will be counting down the wins to this mighty achievement during the Nagoya basho, starting in just 9 days.