Levan Gorgadze #Tochinoshin is a Georgian SUMO wrestler and third European man who has won Emperor’s cup in history. Let’s take a look at each day champion has overcome.
Tochinoshin got his first victory with Shodai in just 12 seconds in New Year basho 2018 tournament. This victory was definitely an announcement that Georgian SUMO wrestler was super ready for tournament.
It was almost like on day 1, with the same move (Yorikiri move) Arawashi was defeated by European wrestler Tochinoshin, but instead of 12 seconds, everything was over for Arawashi in just 7 seconds.
Like in previous days, it wasn’t as hard as it was expected, Tochinoshin won in 9 seconds with same method.
It was the day when everything has become super hard, because his opponent was one of champs Takayasu (the one who got II place on this championship). Fight lasted for 17 seconds and it was one of the hardest wins for Tochinoshin.
Georgian wrestler won this battle with the move of yorikiri, but the fight was super hard and long as well, it lasted for 41 seconds and Goeido lost the fight with Tochinoshin (by this fight Tochinoshin made a carrier high record by winning straight 5 times in highest division league).
It was like an easy day, because Tochinoshin defeated his opponent Takakeisho in just 8 seconds (it was 1st time when Tochinoshin defeated Takakeisho, it was 3rd time they got battle with each other).
Expectations were so high on this match, because the overall match rating between Tochinoshin and Mongolian champion 32 y/o Kakuryu is 1:21. But unfortunately the winning series had stopped for Tochinoshin, because he lost the fight in 11 seconds.
After the lost battle with Mongolian champ, Tochinoshin started battles with another breath, he won the battle with Yoshikaze in 10 seconds and made an announcement that he’s thirsty for another battles.
This day Tochinoshin came with high self confidence and won the battle in 15 seconds with Mitakeumi.
This day he used the same method Yorikiri that has made him won 6 battles, this time battle was over in 10 seconds.
This was a great and surprising day for Tochinoshin, because Mongolian champ Kakuryu lost the battle and Tochinoshin winning his battle made his rating same as Mongolian champ in rankings.
Tochinoshin is already a leader, he won the battle in 12 seconds!
He won the battle with the most weighted opponent in this leage (215 kg / 474 lbs), by winning this battle it was clear in how amazing physical shape was Tochinoshin, battle continued for 18 seconds.
It was the historical day for Tochinoshin, because winning the battle he made his ranking with 13:1 victories, so it was impossible to reach his score for any opponent and Georgian wrestler became a champion this day.
Everything was clear, Tochinoshin was already a champion, but he wanted to finish with win, so it was not a problem for him, won the match in 18 seconds.