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Saturday, July 3, 1999

Nagoya ‘cradle of yokozuna’

TOKYO, July 2 (Kyodo) - - During the last quarter century, the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament - the youngest of the sumo's six annual major events - has become "the cradle of yokozuna."

The tourney, first contested in 1958, has provided six of sumo's 13 most recent grand champions with the boost they needed to win promotion to yokozuna. Another five grand champions, beginning with Wajima in 1973, also made their debuts in Nagoya.

Main bouts for 1st day of
Nagoya sumo tourney

NAGOYA, July 3 (Kyodo) - Makuuchi division bouts for Sunday the first day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium:

Kotoryu 3 - 6 Ganyu
Ohinode 0 - 0 Wakanoyama
Tokitsuumi 0 - 1 Daizen
Yotsukasa 0 - 0 Terao
Wakanojo 1 - 1 Kyokutenho
Kotonowaka 12 - 4 Tochinowaka
Hamanoshima 8 - 7 Asanosho
Kyokushuzan 2 - 2 Shikishima
Musoyama 8 - 2 Tamakasuga
Aogiyama 1 - 2 Kaiho
Miyabiyama 1 - 0 Minatofuji
Tochiazuma 2 - 2 Higonoumi
Takatoriki 3 - 7 Dejima
Kaio 1 - 1 Toki
Akinoshima 2 - 2 Chiyotaikai
Takanonami 16 - 4 Tosanoumi
Wakanosato 0 - 2 Takanohana
Kotonishiki 18 - 23 Musashimaru
Akebono 1 - 0 Chiyotenzan

Results in Scoreboard


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