OSAKA, Japan >> Chiyotaikai continues to lead yokozuna Asashoryu by one win as the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament heads down the home stretch.
Chiyotaikai still leading
with 3 days remaining
Star-Bulletin news services
Chiyotaikai beat Kaiho (5-7) by oshidashi today to improve to 10-2 with three days left in the basho.
Asashoryu (9-3) defeated Wakanosato (7-5) in the final match of the day. Miyabiyama is also at 9-3, after he downed Hokutoriki (8-4) in the best matchup of the day.
Five wrestlers are at 8-4, with little chance left of catching Chiyotaikai.
Iwakiyama withdrew from the tournament this week after aggravating an old lower back injury. Shimotori pulled out a day earlier after he broke a left rib in a bout Monday.
Musashimaru, or Hawaii's Fiamalu Penitani, is sitting out the basho with a torn tendon in his left wrist that has been slow to heal.
DAY 12at Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium
Won Technique Lost +Aogiyama 8-4 hikiotoshi Tochinohana 3-9 +Asanowaka 8-4 okuridashi Kasuganishiki 4-8 +Otsukasa 7-5 shitatenage Akinoshima 4-8 Gojoro 7-5 tsukidashi Buyuzan 7-5 Aminishiki 6-6 sotogake Jumonji 7-5 Miyabiyama 9-3 oshidashi Hokutoriki 8-4 Kinkaiyama 4-8 yorikiri Takanotsuru 4-8 Tamarikido 6-6 yorikiri Kasugao 5-7 Wakanoyama 3-9 oshidashi Asasekiryu 4-8 Takamisakari 6-6 yorikiri Kotoryu 5-7 Takanonami 7-5 abisetaoshi Tokitsuumi 8-4 Kyokutenho 6-6 yorikiri Kotonowaka 5-7 Dejima 8-4 yorikiri Tamanoshima 7-5 Tosanoumi 6-6 tsukiotoshi Tochinonada 7-5 Kotomitsuki 5-7 yorikiri Toki 4-8 Kaio 8-4 yorikiri Kyokushuzan 7-5 Chiyotaikai 10-2 oshidashi Kaiho 5-7 Asashoryu 9-3 oshidashi Wakanosato 7-5 + indicates juryo-division wrestlers
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