Ozeki Kirishima picked up his eighth win on the 10th day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, leaving him in a four-way tie for the lead Tuesday.

The Mongolian grappler, previously known as Kiribayama, trounced fourth-ranked maegashira Nishikigi to share the lead at 8-2 with sekiwake Kotonowaka as well as rank-and-filers Atamifuji and Ichiyamamoto at Fukuoka Kokusai Center.

Ozeki Kirishima (L) defeats Nishikigi on the 10th day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament at Fukuoka Kokusai Center in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan, on Nov. 21, 2023. (Kyodo)

Kirishima, one of three ozeki, the highest-ranked wrestlers at the tournament due to the continued absence of injury-prone grand champion Terunofuji, knocked Nishikigi (6-4) completely off balance with an opening hit and only needed to push the opponent from behind.

Kirishima is looking for his second career top-division title after winning the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in March.

Kotonowaka also secured a winning record with an overarm throw against No. 4 Gonoyama (4-6), while No. 8 Atamifuji bulldozed out No. 6 Shonannoumi (6-4) after slamming his head into the opponent's chest.

No. 14 Ichiyamamoto, who entered the day as the outright leader, lost to No. 11 Hiradoumi (7-3) in their third consecutive head-to-head meeting.

The co-leaders were followed by six wrestlers at 7-3, including the other two ozeki, Takakeisho and Hoshoryu.

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