July 19, 2009
Upset of the Weekend!
On day 8 of the July Basho Asashoryu (7-1) was handed his first defeat of the tournament via tsukiotoshi, kindly administered by Kisenosato (6-2). This is tough for the yokozuna Asashoryu, as Hakuho (also yokozuna) and ozeki Kotooshu are both looking strong with 8-0 records.
It has been a great Basho so far with many good matches! The next handful of days should prove interesting.
I leave you with a great match with Hakuho!