Takakeisho withdraws from Spring Tournament

Lone ozeki Takakeisho pulled out of the continued Spring Grand Sumo Match with a left knee damage Saturday, ending his bid for a second straight championship and promotion to yokozuna.

With sole yokozuna Terunofuji skipping your complete 15-day meet at Edion Enviornment Osaka, it turns into the primary grand match within the postwar interval to be contested with out wrestlers from the game’s prime two ranks.

Takakeisho, who misplaced to third-ranked maegashira Mitakeumi on Friday, will forfeit Saturday’s scheduled bout in opposition to No. 3 Nishikigi, leaving the ozeki with a 3-4 document.

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