Hakuho

SUMO/ Kotoshogiku triumphs on Day 15 to become first Japan-born...
Ozeki Kotoshogiku throws fellow ozeki Goeido to the dohyo on Jan. 24 to win the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo. (Hiroki Endo)
Ozeki Kotoshogiku became the first Japan-born sumo wrestler in a decade to hoist the Emperor's Cup by winning the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Jan. 24.
SUMO/ Guinness World Records gives Hakuho perfect end-of-year...
Sumo grand champion Hakuho holds a Guinness World Records certificate honoring his 35 Emperor's Cups in Tokyo on Dec. 28. (Kenichi Hato)
Yokozuna Hakuho is a hard man to sweep off his feet, but the news that his record of 35 Emperor's Cups was immortalized in the Guinness World Records made him swoon.
SUMO/ Harumafuji loses match but wins seventh career championship
Ozeki Kisenosato forces out yokozuna Harumafuji at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center on Nov. 22. (Motoki Nagasawa)
FUKUOKA--Yokozuna Harumafuji ended his two-year title drought by winning the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Nov. 22, but he needed some help from fellow yokozuna Kakuryu.
SUMO/ Kakuryu wins tie-breaker to claim first title as a yokozuna
Yokozuna Kakuryu throws ozeki Terunofuji down in a tie-breaker of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo to clinch his first championship title at sumo's highest rank on Sept. 27. (Tetsuro Takehana)
Kakuryu claimed his first career championship as a yokozuna on Sept. 27 after defeating injury-hit fellow Mongolian ozeki Terunofuji in a tie-breaker in an exciting conclusion...
Sumo coach behind Hakuho's rise accused of battering underling
A coach in the sumo stable that yokozuna Hakuho calls home was arrested in Tokyo on Sept. 2 on suspicion of assaulting an underling over several days in July, sources said.
SUMO/ Mongolian who led the way for countrymen's domination set to ...
Yokozuna Hakuho, right, holds up Kyokutenho's hand during the motorcade after Hakuho won the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 26. (Masaru Komiyaji)
NAGOYA--As yokozuna Hakuho rode triumphantly in the motorcade celebrating his latest sumo triumph here on July 26, much of the cheers were directed at the popular older...
SUMO/ Hakuho claims 35th Emperor's Cup at Nagoya tournament
Yokozuna Hakuho, left, forces out fellow yokozuna Kakuryu to claim his 35th championship on the final day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 26. (Satoru Ogawa)
NAGOYA--Yokozuna Hakuho extended his Emperor's Cup winning record to 35 by defeating fellow Mongolian grand champion Kakuryu on the final day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo...
SUMO/ Terunofuji wins 1st title and likely promotion to ozeki as...
Sekiwake Terunofuji, right, forces out No. 6 maegashira Aoiyama as yokozuna Hakuho, seated below, watches on the final day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan on May 24. (Sayaka Yamaguchi)
Up-and-coming Mongolian sekiwake Terunofuji won his first championship title at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo on May 24, making his promotion to ozeki, the sport's...
SUMO/ Hakuho claims sixth straight championship and 34th Emperor's ...
Yokozuna Hakuho, left, defeats fellow yokozuna Harumafuji after a long battle to claim his record 34th Emperor's Cup on the final day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament at Bodymaker Colosseum in Osaka on March 22.(Ryo Kato)
OSAKA--Yokozuna Hakuho extended his Emperor's Cup record to 34 by defeating fellow yokozuna Harumafuji on the final day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament at Bodymaker...
PHOTO: Popular sumo wrestlers, actors, chase away evil spirits...
Yokozuna Hakuho participates in the annual "setsubun" bean-throwing festival at the Naritasan Shinshoji temple in Narita, Chiba Prefecture, on Feb. 3. (Nobuhiro Shirai)
NARITA, Chiba Prefecture--Sumo stars including yokozuna Hakuho and popular TV actors threw beans at well-wishers during the annual "setsubun" festival at the Naritasan...
VOX POPULI: Hakuho learned composure from sumo legend Futabayama
Yokozuna Hakuho hoists a sign celebrating his 33rd victory, a record in sumo history, on Jan. 23. (Yasuhiro Sugimoto)
Tokuzo Miyamoto (1930-2011), a writer and passionate connoisseur of sumo, explored the question of what is the “ultimate of excellence” in the art of sumo wrestling in his...
SUMO/ Hakuho finishes off New Year tourney with perfect 15-0...
Yokozuna Hakuho, right, forces out yokozuna Kakuryu on Day 15 of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Jan. 25. (Shiro Nishihata)
With his record-setting 33rd Emperor's Cup already in the bag, yokozuna Hakuho added a perfect 15-0 finish to his accomplishments on the final day of the New Year Grand Sumo...
SUMO/ Record-setting Hakuho closes in on perfect record at New...
Yokozuna Hakuho forces out yokozuna Harumafuji on Day 14 of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan on Jan. 24. (Takuya Isayama)
Having already established himself in the sumo pantheon by securing his 33rd Emperor's Cup, Mongolia's Hakuho breezed through his bout against fellow yokozuna Harumafuji at the ...
SUMO/ Hakuho overpowers Kisenosato to wrap up record-breaking 33rd ...
Yokozuna Hakuho defeats ozeki Kisenosato on Day 13 of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Jan. 23. (Takuya Isayama)
Yokozuna Hakuho beat Kisenosato at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Jan. 23 to clinch the title with two days to go and surpass the legendary Taiho on the all-time list...
SUMO/ Hakuho maintains two-win cushion on Day 12
Yokozuna Kakuryu defeats ozeki Goeido on Day 12 of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan on Jan. 22. (Shiro Nishihata)
Yokozuna Hakuho took another step toward a history-making 33rd Emperor’s Cup on Jan. 22 when he overpowered Kotoshogiku to stay undefeated and in the sole lead at the New...
SUMO/ Hakuho moves step closer to history as Harumafuji falters on ...
Yokozuna Hakuho, right, thrusts out ozeki Goeido on Day 11 of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Jan. 21. (Reina Kitamura)
Yokozuna Hakuho overpowered ozeki Goeido on Jan. 21 to open a comfortable two-win cushion when his nearest rival, yokozuna Harumafuji, was upset at the New Year Grand Sumo...
SUMO/ Hakuho overpowers Aoiyama to stay in sole lead on Day 10
Yokozuna Hakuho, left, forces down sekiwake Aoiyama on Day 10 of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Jan. 20. (Shiro Nishihata)
Yokozuna Hakuho outfoxed Aoiyama on Jan. 20 to stay undefeated and move a step closer to rewriting the history books at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament.
SUMO/ Hakuho retains sole lead, Kisenosato suffers second loss at...
Yokozuna Hakuho, left, pulls sekiwake Ichinojo over the edge on Day 9 of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Jan. 19. (Jun Ueda)
Unbeaten yokozuna Hakuho dashed upstart Ichinojo's hopes of an upset at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan on Jan. 19, while ozeki Kisenosato fell...
SUMO/ Hakuho remains unbeaten, rival Harumafuji bounces back on...
Yokozuna Harumafuji, right, pushes out maegashira No. 5 Kaisei with a throat thrust on Day 8 of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan on Jan. 18. (Takuya Isayama)
Sole leader Hakuho, unbeaten and closing in on the record for most tournaments won, dominated another opponent to grab his eighth consecutive win at the New Year Grand Sumo...
SUMO/ Harumafuji tumbles to first loss, Hakuho takes lead at New...
Yokozuna Harumafuji, right, is defeated by maegashira No. 4 Jokoryu on Day 7 of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan on Jan. 17. (Shigetaka Kodama)
Unpredictable yokozuna Harumafuji hit the dirt for the first time at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Jan. 17, opening the way for unbeaten compatriot Hakuho to assume the ...