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Sunday, January 25, 2004


Asashoryu perfect


TOKYO >> Yokozuna Asashoryu finished the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament with a perfect record today, beating ozeki Tochiazuma by oshidashi (frontal push out).

This is the first time Asashoryu, who clinched his fifth Emperor's Cup yesterday, has finished a basho 15-0.

Asashoryu's last title was the Autumn tourney last year.


Day 15




Winner
Loser
Harunoyama 10-5 Wakatoba 4-11
Asasekiryu 7-8 Kitazakura 3-12
Takanonami 8-7 Kaiho 7-8
Kinkaiyama 8-7 Hayateumi 7-8
Tochisakae 9-6 Kotoryu 7-8
Jumonji 8-7 Takanowaka 4-11
Asanowaka 10-5 Aminishiki 9-6
Miyabiyama 11-4 Ushiomaru 7-8
Shimotori 11-4 Kokkai 8-7
Tamakasuga 7-8 Takekaze 4-11
Kotomitsuki 13-2 Buyuzan 10-5
Kyokutenho 8-7 Yotsukasa 5-10
Dejima 10-5 Kyokushuzan 8-7
Iwakiyama 6-9 Takamisakari 4-11
Tokitsuumi 7-8 Hokutoriki 5-10
Wakanosato 9-6 Kakizoe 11-4
Tochinonada 6-9 Toki 1-11-3
Tamanoshima 5-10 Tosanoumi 4-11
Kaio 10-5 Chiyotaikai 10-5
Asashoryu 15-0 Tochiazuma 9-6



For more sumo information online, try:
Da Kine Sumo E-zine
Grand Sumo Home Page
CyberSumo
Kyodo News Service
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