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Sansho Kyushu 2013 (Special Prizes)

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Surprised nobody posted this already so I jump in

Kanto-sho (Fighting Spirit Prize): Ikioi

Gino-sho (Technique Prize): Chiyotairyu

Shukun-sho (Outstanding Performance Award): no sho(w)

First sansho ever for both 11-4 rikishi - and banzuke neighbors (maegashira 6)

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I thought the inverse: Gino-sho for Ikioi and Kanto-sho for Chiyotairyu.

You thought wrong.

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Technique prize for Chiyotairyu? He had a great basho, but he mostly won via tsuki/oshi sumo. Not really much else. But maybe I'm wrong about kanto sho / gino sho. Maybe it's just me but when I think of technical sumo I rather think of nage, hineri, leg-techniques like Sotogake and so on.

But I'm sure there's something I just don't understand yet.

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Technique prize for Chiyotairyu? He had a great basho, but he mostly won via tsuki/oshi sumo. Not really much else.

I think that's exactly why he won the award - he went with proper tsuki-oshi sumo and, if I remember correctly, didn't resort to any pulling. Tsuki-oshi sumo may not be as beautifully subtle as an uchimuso or as spectacular as an izori, but getting it right is just as much of a fine art.

Oops, and I almost forgot the voting results of the sansho committee. 18 members this time, still 10 votes needed for a sansho to be awarded. Nobody was nominated for a Shukun-sho, and only the two winners were nominated for the others.

Kanto-sho: Ikioi, 16 votes.

Gino-sho: Chiyotairyu, 13 votes.

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I thought the inverse: Gino-sho for Ikioi and Kanto-sho for Chiyotairyu.

You thought wrong.

Obviously. I've read the Sansho... :-/

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