Sumo March Haru Basho Day 6
Ms24w Buseizan (1-1) vs Ms23w Kyokutaisei (1-1)
J14e Hochiyama (1-4) vs J8w Takanoyama (3-2)
M16e Oiwato (3-2) vs M11w Jokoryu (4-1)
M14e Chiyonokuni (2-3) vs M12w Masunoyama (4-1)
M10e Takarafuji (3-2) vs M12e Shotenro (4-1)
M4e Toyonoshima (3-2) vs M8e Aoiyama (4-1)
M7e Okinoumi (4-1) vs M4w Shohozan (4-1)
O1e Kisenosato (3-2) vs S1w Baruto (4-1)
M1w Tochinoshin (2-3) vs O2w Kotoshogiku (3-2)
O2e Kakuryu (4-1) vs S1e Goeido (3-2)
M2w Myogiryu (2-3) vs O1w Kotooshu (1-4)
Kotooshu withdrew from the tournament, as JoshI predicted and he is gone. He said he has torn ligaments in his elbow, but believe me, the true problem is his lack of fighting spirit. He was uninspired and basically wasting everyone's time anyway so this isn't a big loss. I think his elbow could have been broken and he would have performed equally as bad.
Y1e Harumafuji (3-2) vs M3e Tokitenku (2-3)
M2e Chiyotairyu (3-2) vs Y1w Hakuho (5-0)
6-0: Hakuho and Azumaryu from Juryo.
5-1: Baruto, Shohozan, Jokoryu, and Shotenro.
4-2: Harumfuji, Kakuryu, Kotoshogiku, Goeido, Toyonoshima, Kitataiki, Okinoumi, Aoiyama, Takekaze, Masunoyama and Daido.
3-3: Kisenosato, Tochiozan, Chiyotairyu, Myogiryu, Kyokutenho, Fujiazuma, Yoshikaze, Takarafuji, Sadanofuji, Chiyonokuni, Oiwato and Wakanosato.
2-4: Takayasu, Tochinoshin, Tokitenku, Ikioi, Aran, Gagamaru and Sagatsukasa.
1-5: Aminishiki, Kaisei, Toyohibiki, Tamawashi and Sotairyu.
Overall thoughts: Today was alright. Nothing too special though. It's good to see Baruto on track and it is good to see Kotooshu calling it a day when he clearly couldn't care any less. Hakuho still looks strong out there and Jokoryu is performing nicely. I'm interested to see how long Azumaryu can stay undefeated as well.