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Kagamiou, gets his perfect record this basho stopped: "I'll be at ease tomorrow. I've got two more wins till kachikoshi.. (his first ever Makuuchi KK..)"

Hidenoumi, stopping his three bout slide as a new Makuuchi: "Till last year at the Nagoya lodgings, I used to go to a nearby bathhouse to change my luck but it's gone now. These days I watch a rental DVD..By the time I realized it I was three bouts down.."

Ichinojou, beating new sanyaku Takarafuji : "Hahahaha, the man has no neck " I closed my right flank so that he wouldn't get a left hand grip. He got it for a second, but I wasn't confused.."

Tochiouzan, looking depressed even though he beat the wily Myougiryuu: "I still can't get my second step at the tachi-ai right.. I'm not really happy, but it's good that I won.."

Takayasu, beating Kotoshougiku with a henka at the tachi-ai: " I decided to do it and I went all the way, but it doesn't really make me feel good.."

Kotoshougiku, losing to Takayasu's strategy: " I'm not going to dwell on it. I'll continue doing my own sumo day in and day out."

Ikioi, losing to Hakuhou: " By the time I realized what was happening he already had me in his grip. It was a learning experience. I'd like to make the best of it.."

Kaisei, will be on the last bout of the day tomorrow for the second day running: "Cool!! Days 7 and 8 are when the crowd is the largest during a basho and that brings with it a great atmosphere , but the crowd is mostly cheering for the Yokozuna..I can hear maybe 2-3 people shouting 'Kaisei!!' "

Kyokutenhou, on breaking the all time losses (938) record today: "I wanted to see what it's like to face him (Satoyama) at least once.. I lost but I went all the way. I'm refreshed.. I lost but I'll be returning to the heya with head held high!"

Hakuhou beats Ikioi and remains unbeaten: "I took my time and it went well.. I just want to face a match at a time." Regarding Terunofuji's first loss. "I guess he was somehow too aware.."

Kakuryuu beats Kaisei: "I didn't let him get too close.. I just got inside and managed to move forward. The fact that only the yokozunas are unbeaten is not on my mind. I'm able to concentrate and it's important that that will continue."

Terunofuji, first loss today: "Go for the win by doing steady sumo and get the right hand grip- is the feeling I went with. Maybe that feeling was too strong..I should have gotten a better grip. Anyhow, it's still not the deciding stages of the yusho race, so no reason for me to feel down.."

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The fact that Terunofuji - at this stage of his career - talks about the yusho race like this tells you everything you need to know about his future.

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some good quotes in here...

Nagoya Day 9: Hakuho takes over sole lead with 4 hot on his heals

Details Created on Monday, 20 July 2015 13:01 Written by Kyodo
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Yokozona Hakuho maintained his perfect record on Monday to take the sole lead on the ninth day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.

Fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu saw his perfect run end with a loss to sekiwake Tochiozan (8-1) in a slapping and shoving battle. Kakuryu, who missed the previous two meets due to a left shoulder injury, was unable to keep up with Tochiozan, the only Japanese wrestler among the leading five.

"I was able to get in low. Today was my best match yet," said Tochiozan, who on Tuesday will face Hakuho -- against whom he is 1-28 in his career. "I want to do as I did today, stay patient." Two more Mongolians, new ozeki Terunofuji and maegashira Kagamio, also improved to 8-1. Terunofuji got the job done against veteran ozeki rival Kisenosato, while Kagamio continued to make mincemeat of other lower-ranked wrestlers.

Hakuho, chasing his 35th Emperors Cup, had little trouble with Ichinojo in a battle that showed signs of bad blood between the two countrymen. Hakuho, usually the most gentle of victors, gave the sekiwake a nasty shove to the face after Ichinojo was over the straw ridge at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium.

Terunofuji earned his eight win by dispatching veteran rival ozeki Kisenosato (6-3) to even their career record at 3-3. Terunofuji, fighting in his first tournament at the sport's second highest rank, showed too much strength, quickness and skill for his cunning opponent.

Kisenosato, who thrives on exploiting opponents' mistakes, had few openings, against Terunofuji. Instead, he handed the young Mongolian the match by making an ill-advised lunge that Terunofuji used to propel him from the ring.

At the far end of the pecking order, 27-year-old Mongolian Kagamio sealed his first winning record in the upper echelon makuuchi division with a no-nonsense win over No. 13 maegashira Hidenoumi 3-6).

Kagamio is back in the top flight as a No. 14 maegashira after winning the second-tier juryo division for the first time in May. He overpowered Hidenoumi on the charge, secured a belt hold with his left hand and levered his opponent out.

Not only did Kagamio win eight matches at this level for the first time, but he did it at breakneck speed.

"I can't believe this," he said. "This is my first time so I'm really happy. This is something that has eluded me. I think winning the juryo division was big for me."

On Tuesday, Kagamio will take on powerful Russian Amuru (6-3) for the first time.

Ozeki Kotoshogiku (5-3) moved to within three wins of avoiding demotion with a clever finish to throw the much larger No. 2 maegashira Aoiyama (4-5). With his back to the wall, the large Bulgarian was digging in his heels and never saw the ozeki's perfectly executed underarm throw coming.

Goeido improved to 5-4 with a dogged win over Brazilian-born No. 3 maegashira Kaisei (5-4). In a fluid bout, Kaisei was in pursuit but couldn't force the ozeki out, falling victim to a "sukuinage" beltless arm throw.

http://www.cibersumo.com/index.php/en/sumo/press-room-news/704-nagoya-day-9-hakuho-takes-over-sole-lead-with-4-hot-on-his-heals

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Hmm. I read the same article on Japan Times. I think this should be credited to Kyodo. Looks like Cibersumo kind of ripped it off without sourcing.

It is actually credited to Kyodo by CT3.

You're totally right. My bad. The credit on Cibersumo was hidden behind a link.

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Only one quote today...

Hakuho handed first loss; four tied for lead

Kyodo

Jul 21, 2015

NAGOYA – Yokozuna Hakuho threw away his sole lead at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, slipping and falling on his charge on Tuesday to suffer his first loss of the 15-day event.

Sekiwake Tochiozan, who knocked off his second-straight yokozuna opponent, was the benefactor when Hakuho lunged to get a belt hold but missed and slipped down. The surprise win left both men and two others, yokozuna Kakuryu and ozeki Terunofuji, tied at 9-1 at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium.

Kakuryu, wrestling in his first tournament since January due to shoulder issues, kept komusubi Takarafuji (1-9) at bay with good balance and repeated blows to the throat. When his opponent overextended himself in a lunge, the yokozuna easily slapped him down to win by hatakikomi.

The 23-year-old Terunofuji, a Mongolian like both yokozuna, will face Hakuho, who is seeking his 35th career championship, on Wednesday. The yokozuna has a 4-1 record against the youngster.

Promoted to ozeki after winning the summer tourney in May, Terunofuji prevailed over Brazilian-born Kaisei (5-5). The ozeki locked onto Kaisei’s belt with his left hand, fended off some tentative grabs from the No. 3 maegashira before sending his huge opponent tumbling to the sandy surface with a textbook uwatenage (overarm throw).

“I was just waiting for the right time and had good timing,” Terunofuji said. “I’ll do my best tomorrow.”

In an all-ozeki duel, Kotoshogiku (5-5) was dealt a setback in his pursuit of the eight wins he needs to avoid demotion when he was outmaneuvered and forced out by Kisenosato (7-3). Kisenosato was much more cautious than he had been in his loss to Terunofuji the day before and gave Kotoshogiku no opening.

Ozeki Goeido took advantage of a slip by No. 4 maegashira Aminishiki to improve to 6-4.

Mongolian maegashira Kagamio’s chances of a miracle makuuchi championship to go with the juryo title he won in May took a hit when he was thrown by Russian Amuru (7-3) in their first career bout in the elite division. Kagamio’s record fell to 8-2.

Egyptian Osunaarashi used his superior reach to dominate a furious slapping and shoving exchange and beat Yoshikaze that left both No. 8 maegashira with identical 7-3 records. Osunaarashi improved to 6-1 in his career against Yoshikaze.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2015/07/21/sumo/basho-reports/hakuho-handed-first-loss-four-tied-lead/#.Va45gWdREeg

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Day 12:

Endou, surviving Seirou's henka at the tachiai and winning his ninth: "I had a feeling he would go for a henka. I will gambarize, facing one bout at a time.."
Toyohibiki, winning his first 4, then losing his next 8 matches and going makekoshi: "All I can do is gambarize from tomorrow.."
Oosunaarashi, last basho dropping out in the middle because of an injury- braving a painful left shoulder injury and getting his kachikoshi (8 wins): "I did my best not to think about the kachikoshi at all. My shoulder hurts but the pain and how I feel have nothing to do with each other.."
Hidenoumi, injured his lower back during the basho and suffers a makekoshi( 8 losses) on his debut basho: "Strength wise, the rent was expensive (meaning he felt he was out of his league I guess..). You can't do real sumo when you're worried about your lower back.."
Okinoumi, beating his classmate Tochiouzan and getting his kachikoshi: "I thought it was OK to lose so I told myself to relax and do good sumo. He has been my opponent since High School, you know.."
Tochiouzan, suffering his third loss: "I couldn't get an inside grip..I am not focused enough. The fact that I can't show any strength at this point (in contention for the Cup) proves that I am weak."
Ichinojou, being pulled down easily and tying his worse record of 9 losses: "I was thinking of grabbing the mawashi, getting a right hand grip and moving forward relentlessly but I couldn't keep up.."
Goueidou, fractured his left shoulder last basho: "Getting a kachikoshi in my current shape has given me confidence. There are still three days left so I'd like to keep concentrated"
41 (almost) years old veteran Kyokutenhou, facing demotion to Juryo and retirement: "All I can do is go about it thinking I have a chance to survive. I am tired.."
Ex- Sekliwake stalwart 39 year old Wakanosato, who entered Sumo in March 1992 together with Kyokutenhou, facing the same predicament but in Juryo: "Everyone has his own way of doing things. Some people give up as soon as they lose their power. I am the opposite. I will be doing this as long as I am able to. Then, I will make a decision."
Terunofuji, suffering his third loss: "There was nothing good about my bout today. I have nothing to say. But I'm still in contention. It ain't over yet!!"

Hakuhou, tied for the lead: "I want to go about it without thinking too much.."

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Day 13 (one of them is a lie. Can you tell which one?)

Wakanosato, 39 year old veteran, on the verge of getting demoted to Makushita but hanging in there: "If I lose it's over. This feeling of tension is for real. The next two days will show if I have the heart or not.."

Satoyama, makekoshi: "I still have two bouts left so I don't want to run out of spirit.."

Yoshikaze, beating the popular Endou by hatakikomi and getting his 10th win: "My body has been responding well. If my opponent (Endou) wins, people cheer. If he loses, people scream. Because I'm the bad guy here.."

Endou, double digit wins for the first time in 4 bashos put on hold: "A loss is a loss. "A day at a time, I shall gambarize!"

Kyokutenhou, 10th loss and his Makuuchi berth looking increasingly shaky: "It's bad.. Even if I win my remaining 2 bouts I'm not sure it will be enough, but I want to give it my all out there!!"

Okinoumi, tomorrow can get double digit wins if he beats the ever-popular Endou: "There are going to be a lot of kensho banners on the bout so I'm thinking I should gambarize. I want 11 wins!"

Kaisei, losing today to Kotoshougiku - his 7th straight loss: "In Brazil we have a saying- don't mess with Humpty Dumpty with his back to the wall!"

Sadanoumi, losing to Tochiouzan and going makekoshi: "I was far behind..I'd like to minimize the damage in the following two days.."

Tochiouzan getting his 10th win: "My plan was to attack coming in low. I wasn't thinking about unnecessary stuff and that was good. Now I just want to do my own thorough sumo."

Izutsu Oyakata of the judging department: "If Tochiouzan wins 12 and remains close to the top winners, it will be a good starting point for an Ozeki run next basho."

Goueidou, overwhelmed by Hakuhou: "I have nothing to say..It was miserable sumo. I couldn't counterattack at all.."

Kakuryuu, losing to Kisenosato and dropping a win behind Hakuhou: "I was planning on getting a better start.. Everything was decided at the tachiai. But today is in the past. I want to concentrate on my match tomorrow (against Goueidou)."

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My guess is that Brazil isn't sufficiently Anglicized to have adopted Lewis Caroll's characters into national folklore.

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My guess is that Brazil isn't sufficiently Anglicized to have adopted Lewis Caroll's characters into national folklore.

It sounds much better in Portuguese.

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So I was wrong? What does "Humpty Dumpty" sound like in Portugese?

Humpty Dumpty sentou-se em um muro,

Humpty Dumpty caiu no chão duro.

E todos os homens e cavalos do Rei

Não conseguiram junta-lo outra vez.

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Could anybody tell me, what the f**** Kaisei is doing in Brazil with Humpty Dumpty right now? Shouldn't he do Sumo in Nagoya? I still don't get it. And does anybody know, if they can recieve NHK sumo transmission in Alice's Wonderland? Has Humpty Dumpty ever got a kachikoshi?

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So I was wrong? What does "Humpty Dumpty" sound like in Portugese?

You were unwrong.

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...

Has Humpty Dumpty ever got a kachikoshi?

No. He fell to pieces in his first ever bout.

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So I was wrong? What does "Humpty Dumpty" sound like in Portugese?

I would have thought "Splat!" is pretty universal.

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Day 14:

Kagamiou, his 10th win taken away from him by a decision reversal, smiling wryly: "I did feel that my foot may have touched outside.. Come on, overlook it.."

Yoshikaze, beating Seirou for his 11th win: "I can't lose to a new Makuuchi rikishi.. I had a strong desire to win..'

Okinoumi, beating Endou and getting double-digit wins: "There was a lot of kensho money so I'm delighted. I will be concentrating on senshuraku as well.."

Aminishiki, beating Kyokutenhou, who has declared that if he drops to Juryo he will retire: " I just do my own sumo. I don't have the luxury of thinking about my opponent.."

Tochiouzan, choking on the final days and getting his 4th loss: " I was able to hit low but my attempt at a left hand grip was feeble. I will be seriously reflecting on this and gambarizing on my last bout of the basho!"

Terunofuji, getting his 11th win but seeing the chance of a yusho vanish: "This basho is this basho. The next basho is the next basho. I will strive to be able to beat those that are above me on the banzuke."

Goueidou, getting a morozashi double underarm hold but still losing to Kakuryuu: "It was really close. I have got to use my head, otherwise it's no good.."

Kisenosato, late at the tachiai and overwhelmed by Hakuhou. Asked if he wasn't able to generate power: "I guess not.."

Kyokutenhou, what now? " I would like to discuss this with my Oyakata and my family." He will show up for his bout tomorrow against Tochinoshin.

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Wakanosato, same predicament, but from Juryo to Makushita: " This is regrettable.. This is my ability at present.." He too plans to show up for his senshuraku bout. His Oyakata says nothing regarding his future has been decided yet.

Hakuhou, overwhelming Kisenosato: " My legs and hands reacted well. It was good sumo. Leading by a win is totally different than having the same record.." Asked if he wants the yusho decided without a playoff: "That is something I hope will happen.. I shall gambarize!!""

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Kadoban Kotoshougiku, his fate to be decided on senshuraku: "Today I just believed in myself. My tachiai wasn't bad either.. Tomorrow? My sumo is all about moving forward and I will be going about it as usual. I will be going all out!"

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>Wakanosato, same predicament, but from Juryo to Makushita: " This is regrettable.. This is my ability at present.." He too plans to show up for his senshuraku bout. His Oyakata says nothing regarding his future has been decided yet.

Just saw him on Aomori local TV news - a good length of footage for this type of local sumo report. Today he gave it all he had. Close-up shots toward the end of the bout showed him panting, vehemently trying to stay inside the ring - as if striving to stay as an active rikishi. After the loss, he made a long, long, deep bow at the dohyo side before walking back to shitakubeya. The camera was shooting the bow from behind Wakanosato's back -his big, muscular shoulders and partially gray-haired ooicho. "I would not want to do sumo in Makushita. It's regrettable, but I guess I will be accepting this reality after all. I'll make an announcement ( concerning this ) later."

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Kadoban Kotoshougiku, his fate to be decided on senshuraku: "Today I just believed in myself. My tachiai wasn't bad either.. Tomorrow? My sumo is all about moving forward and I will be going about it as usual. I will be going all out!"

What a setup!
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Senshuraku:

Daieishou, Juryo 1E, 21 years old, certain to be promoted to Makuuchi with nine wins: "I'm happy. I'd like to improve my tachiai and polish my tsuppari (slaps).."

Endou, double digit wins again after 4 bashos: "I'm happy when I win in double digits. Doesn't happen often but I was able to train seriously and the results show.."

Sadanofuji, his first ever double digit win basho in Makuuchi: "I was able to move forward and when I had patience, I was able to do patient sumo..'

Toyohibiki, 10 losses and down to Juryo: "I will gambarize again next basho!!"

Okinoumi, 11 wins and a chance for a sanyaku berth: "I'm not holding my breath , but I did manage to collect those wins.. I am looking forward to facing the joi-jin (top rankers) next basho.."

Tochinoshin, beating Kyokutenhou and getting his kachikoshi: "I really didn't enjoy that..It's a complicated feeling, but I really didn't have a choice.."

Goueidou, winning 9 with a nagging shoulder in jury: " It's a miserable result. I will strengthen my body for the next basho and hopefully show better results!"

Kisenosato, stopping at 10 wins: "My body was moving well till the very end, but the results didn't follow. I will restrengthen my body!"

Kotoshougiku, escaping kadoban for the 5th(!!) time: "I tried not to lose mentally. That was good.. I did all out sumo and my body responded well. I was in a bad place so I will use it as a springboard and gambarize!!"

Hakuhou on Kyokutenhou: "Our great elder Kyokutenhou is retiring, so as his final curtain bow, I'm happy to have had him ride with me in the yusho parade!!" Kyokutenhou has not officially retired, actually. "So the Yokozuna is thinking that.. Man.."

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Kakuryuu, losing to Hakuhou after a great bout: "I had a chance to win.. I didn't get the yusho in the end, but I think I fulfilled my obligations as a Yokozuna."

Terunofuji, summing up his first basho as an Ozeki, getting the best record of all 4 of them: "It wasn't good. I have learned a lot. Kotoshougiku? I didn't think he would go there.. I used too much power.."

Kyokutenhou, tears on the way to the dressing room: "I have been mostly active in Makuuchi, so..The Yokozuna sent me flowers and I cried at the hanamichi so I guess there's no way out now.."

Tomozuna Oyakata: "This is not something we should talk about right now.."

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Hakuhou was a bit pissed during his yusho speech and said stuff I don't remember anyone saying in the past.

"During the first half of the basho, there were people who were saying 'he has lost his strength'.. Instead of saying this kind of stuff, I think it's better if they kindly offered their support.." he said. This was seen to be directed squarely in the direction of ex-Mainoumi, who repeatedly said that during NHK's live broadcasts. Mainoumi, who was in the commentator's booth at the time these words were said: "I guess I need to apologize. I don't regret it. I have learned something from this.."

Which to me sounds like a very polite "piss off, mate!"

Yoshikaze, on winning his 4th kanto-sho: "This felt like the longest basho ever..Together with last basho's 10 wins, my self-confidence has turned into conviction..It's important to control my feelings.."

Wakanosato, on the outpouring of emotion towards him: "I was dumbfounded by the cheers. The tears, they fell like rain..It's really sad, but the reality of the fact that there is no way I will be doing sumo in Makushita.will soon dawn on me.."

No official retirement announcement for either Wakanosato or Kyokutenhou.

Kyokutenhou, to be or not to be: "I cried out loud.. All kinds of thoughts were floating in my head.."

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The most moving moment I've seen for a long time - if not ever - in sumo was when Wakanosato stepped off the dohyo for the last time and did his customary bow...but it lasted for almost ten seconds, as if he was saying a deep, final thanks for all the dohyo has given him. His expression was stricken. The response of the fans was truly heartfelt. As an old fan of Wakanosato who well remembers his sturdy power in the sanyaku, it was heartbreaking to watch for me. The really sad thing is he wants to carry on - he'd fight until 60 if he could! Someone who truly loves his sport with all his heart.

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