Terunofuji Wins Sumo Tournament As Rival Hakuho Reported to Retire
Nonetheless, the champion made quick work of Shodai gaining a belt grab and forcing his opponent out of the ring. He thus became the first wrestler to win his initial tournament as a yokozuna since 2017. Overall, it was the fifth championship of his career. The only other reigning yokozuna, Hakuho, wasn't allowed to compete in the autumn tournament after several of his stablemates tested positive for COVID-19. It's since been reported that Hakuho, the most successful sumo in history with 45 championships, is planning to retire.
- Terunofuji Wins Sumo Tournament, Caps Comeback - Black Belt ... ›
- Terunofuji Continues Comeback Winning Summer Sumo ... ›
- Terunofuji Wins Grand Sumo Tournament - Black Belt Magazine ›
- Hakuho, Sumo's Greatest Wrestler, Announces Retirement - Black Belt Magazine ›
- Terunofuji Gobbles Up Another Sumo Championship - Black Belt Magazine ›