Sporting Digest: Sumo

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The Independent Online
THE American yokozuna (grand champion) Akebono suffered his first defeat yesterday to share the lead with Takanohana at 12-1 with two days left in the 15-day Summer Grand Slam Tournament in Tokyo.

SUMMER GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENT 13th day (Tokyo): Wakanoyama (won 7, lost 6) bt Kaio (4-9); Kiraiho (7-6) bt Kotoinazuma (6-7); Daishoyama (9-4) bt Tokitsunada (8-5); Mitoizumi (8-5) bt Tochinofuji (4-9); Mainoumi (8-5) bt Kasugafuji (5-8); Oginohana (8-5) bt Takatoriki (10-3); Oginishiki (7-5) bt Kenko (5-8); Daizen (6-7) bt Kotobeppu (5-8); Terao (3-10) bt Naminohana (3-10); Kotofuji (5-8) bt Toyonoumi (5-8); Kotonishiki (6-7) bt Takamisugi (3-10); Kushimaumi (5-8) bt Tomoefuji (3-10); Higonoumi (6-7) bt Misugisato (6-7); Kirishima (7-6) bt Kyokudozan (4-9); Takanonami (9-4) bt Kotonowaka (6-7); Daishoho (8-5) bt Wakashoyo (5-8); Musashimaru (9-4) bt Tochinowaka (5-8); Takanohana (12-1) bt Konishiki (6-7); Wakanohana (10-3) bt Akebono (12-1); Musoyama (8-5) bt Hoshiandesu (6-7).

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