Aki Basho: Day 5 results, insight, and current standings

All 3 of the leaders tied at 4-0 lose, marking a first in 23 years in which all the leaders lost their perfect marks at the end of the 5th day

Well, we had a shocking development in Day 5 of the Aki Basho as it continues at the Koukgikan in Tokyo. All 3 leaders who were 4-0 going into Day 5 were losers (Atamifuji, Onosho, and Kinbozan) in their respective matches. Hakkaku, the chairman of Sumo, was surprised as well. “I think we probably have the most competitive set of wrestlers in this tournament.” Kinbozan was taken down by Endo, who has now beaten more wrestlers with a perfect record of 3-0 or higher, than any other wrestler. Meisei is right behind him. “Kinbozan, I don’t believe gave his best efforts because that’s not like him,” said Endo, “It felt a bit too easy, he seemed somewhat off.”

Atamifuji had the rug pulled up from under him against Tsurugisho, who improved to 4-1 himself. “All a matter of skill, he pushed, but I didn’t let him get to me,” said Tsurugisho, “fun win for myself.” Tsurugisho is set to take leave from sumo next month (fall tour) in order to spend a few weeks with family.

Hoshoryu on the other hand, feeling much better following his win against winless Tamawashi. “Tamawashi is a legend but I am starting to wonder if he’s beginning to run out of steam,” said Hoshoryu, “I mean, it’s one thing to continue on until you’re 40 and go for the record but on the same level, if you’re not doing enough to win at an advanced age, might be time to go into coaching.” Tamawashi has long planned to become a coach but at the same time open up a bakery in town. He’s the only winless competitor remaining.

Final Results from Day 5 and Winning Kimarite

Kagayaki defeats Chiyoshoma
Winning Kimarite: Oshidashi (Frontal Push Out)

Tsurugisho defeats Atamifuji
Winning Kimarite: Yorikiri (Frontal Force Out)

Kotoshoho defeats Daishoho
Winning Kimarite: Hikiotoshi (Hand Pull down)

Aoiyama defeats Nishikifuji
Winning Kimarite: Hatakikomi (Slap down)

Takarafuji defeats Sadanoumi
Winning Kimarite: Yorikiri (Frontal Force Out)

Myogiryu defeats Hokuseiho
Winning Kimarite: Yorikiri (Frontal Force Out)

Endo defeats Kinbozan
Winning Kimarite: Yorikiri (Frontal Force Out)

Mitakeumi defeats Midorifuji
Winning Kimarite: Oshidashi (Frontal Push Out)

Oho defeats Hiradoumi
Winning Kimarite: Oshidashi (Frontal Push Out)

Ryuden defeats Kotoeko
Winning Kimarite: Oshidashi (Frontal Push Out)

Takayasu defeats Shonannoumi
Winning Kimarite: Hatakikomi (Slap down)

Gonoyama defeats Onosho
Winning Kimarite: Tsukidashi (Frontal Thrust Out)

Shodai defeats Ura
Winning Kimarite: Tskuiotoshi (Thrust Down)

Takanosho defeats Daieisho
Winning Kimarite: Oshidashi (Frontal Push Out)

Tobizaru defeats Kotonowaka
Winning Kimarite: Hatakikomi (Slap down)

Wakamotoharu defeats Nishikigi
Winning Kimarite: Yorikiri (Frontal Force Out)

Kirishima defeats Asanoyama
Winning Kimarite: Sotogake (Outside Leg trip)

Hoshoryu defeats Tamawashi
Winning Kimarite: Oshidashi (Frontal Push Out)

Takakeisho defeats Abi
Winning Kimarite: Oshidashi (Frontal Push Out)


Takakeisho – 4-1
Gonoyama – 4-1
Onosho – 4-1
Takayasu – 4-1
Kinbozan – 4-1
Mitakeumi – 4-1
Atamifjui – 4-1
Tsurugisho – 4-1
Kirishima – 3-2
Kotonowaka – 3-2
Wakamotoharu – 3-2
Tobizaru -3-2
Nishikigi – 3-2
Hokutofuji – 3-2
Abi -3-2
Takarafuji – 3-2
Sadanoumi – 3-2
Myogiryu – 3-2
Kagayaki – 3-2
Hoshoryu -2-3
Daieisho – 2-3
Meisei – 2-3
Asanoyama – 2-3
Shodai – 2-3
Ura – 2-3
Takanosho – 2-3
Shonannoumi – 2-3
Ryuden -2-3
Oho – 2-3
Endo – 2-3
Hokuseiho – 2-3
Nishikifuji – 2-3
Kotoshoho – 2-3
Daishoho – 2-3
Hiradoumi – 1-4
Kotoeko – 1-4
Midorifuji – 1-4
Aoiyama – 1-4
Chiyoshoma – 1-4
Tamawashi – 0-5

Stay tuned! Day 6 results and insight tomorrow!!!!

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