Fellow Mongolian wrestler Terunofuji, the only person to currently hold the sport's top rank of yokozuna, came into the day tied for the lead and could have forced a playoff but lost his last bout to Takakeisho to give Ichinojo the outright victory. The tournament was marred by withdrawals due to the COVID-19 pandemic as a quarter of the sport's stables and 30% of it's active wrestlers were put out of the event due to exposure to the virus.
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