The first and second days of the sumo summer tournament starting on the 14th have been decided, and Yokozuna Terunofuji, who had been absent for four consecutive places, will return to face Koyui and Masayo on the first day. Also, the current location, Sekiwaki and Kirimayama, where the Ozeki promotion is taken, is the best with Suifuji of the flat curtain.
The Japan Sumo Association held a meeting at the Kokugikan in Ryogoku in Tokyo on the 12th to decide on the first and second days of the summer tournament, which will begin on the 14th.
Yokozuna Terunofuji, who has returned to his place after four consecutive suspensions, was scheduled to face Ozeki veteran Koyui and Masayo on the first day.
In past matches, Terunofuji has won 2 wins and 4 losses.
Yokozuna, who underwent surgery on both knees last October and has been practicing steadily to make a comeback, will be on the field for the first time since last fall.
Terunofuji wants to show that he is alive and well in his four-way sumo wrestling, and it will be interesting to see if Masayo can apply pressure to decide the match at once without bringing it to his favorite form.
In addition, Terunofuji will face maegashira leader Aitis on the second day.
Sekiwaki and Kirimayama, who won their first championship in the previous place and will now be promoted to Ozeki, will face maegashira leader Suifuji on the first day.
Their past head-to-head record is 10 wins and 7 loss, with Kirimayama winning.
In addition, Ozeki Takakekatsu, who was suspended due to a knee injury the other day, was scheduled to face Aita on the first day.
In addition, on the first day, Wakamotoharu of Shinsekiwaki, who has won 10 races in the previous place, will face Endo, and Asanoyama, an experienced Ozeki who will take the makuuchi stage for the first time in about two years, will face Chiyo Shoma.
Meanwhile, Koyui Wakatakage, who underwent knee surgery last month, was closed from day one.