The 36th Ozumo one-day knock-out tournament was held today at the KKan. Hakuhou won it for the third time, showing some hearty techniques like yobimodoshi (against Myougiryuu)and tsukaminage
( against Takanoyama, a technique not see in the sekitori bouts in honbasho since 1957..). He then beat Kisenosato in the semis with uwatenage, and beat Goueidou (who beat him in the semis last time) by kakenage after being morozashied and pushed to the edge. Purse-2,500,000 yen. "If that would have happened during a hon-basho I would have lost.. I'll use this as a springboard to regain the yusho in Haru" he said later. Baruto lost in the quarterfinals to Toyonoshima, who buried himself in Baruto's body and pushed him out. "My tachiai was lame.. I was wondering what to do.. I may have been overzealous in my effort to win the tournament. Anyhow, shonichi will be a fresh start.." he said. "I was three millimeters from those 2,500,000 yen.." lamented Goueidou.
The tsukaminage against Takanoyama (Hey, looks like he donned his golden mawashi for the tournament..):
The kakenage against Goueidou:
Hakuhou receiving the cup and what looks like a gigantic parking ticket (by the look on his face) from Oguruma Oyakata:
Edited by Kintamayama, 05 February 2012 - 16:22.