2004Asashoryu keeps on rollingThe Associated NCAA Snapback Hats
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who improved to 2-2,quickly got a hand on Tisa Snapback Hats the back of Kaio's belt after the faceoff and used his momentum to throw his opponent out over the straw ridge.No. 2 maegashira Iwakiyama came charging out of the blocks and deployed a series of arm thrusts to send ozeki Chiyotaikai spinning out of the ring. Both wrestlers stand at 3-1.Earlier on Wednesday,ozeki Tochiazuma pulled out of the tournament with a right knee injury,suffered in a defeat to Mongolian Kyokutenho on the third day of the tournament and dropped to a record of 2-2.If he returns to the ring for this tournament,he will need at least eight wins to maintain his ozeki status for the Kyushu meet in November.Mongolian Hakuho,who was scheduled to face Tochiazuma on Wednesday,improved to 2-2.Musoyama restored a little ozeki pride and picked up his first win of the tournament after getting both arms around Tamanoshima and shoving the winless No. 2 maegashira out over the straw ridge.In other bouts,Wakanosato deployed a textbook arm throw to send Asasekiryu sprawling to the dirt surface.Sekiwake Wakanosato improved to 2-2,while No. 4 maegashira Asasekiryu fell to 1-3.Mongolian Kyokutenho,fighting as a komusubi,flipped sekiwake Miyabiyama to pick up his third win against one loss. Miyabiyama dropped to 1-3. Tuesday,Sept. 21,2004Dejima takes share of lead at bashoFormer ozeki Dejima took a share of the lead after knocking out Mongolian Kyokushuzan,who was tripped to his first defeat at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday.In the head-to-head,Kyokushuzan,a 10th-ranked maegashira,throttled Dejima but the No. 5 maegashira quickly used his superior leg strength to plow down his opponent to improve to 8-1 to share the lead with Kyokushuzan at Tokyo's Ryogoko Kokugikan.Meanwhile,yokozuna Asashoryu disposed of fellow Mongolian Hakuho to stay one off the pace at 7-2,along with sekiwake Wakanosato and ozeki Kaio,in the chase for his fifth consecutive Emperor's Cup.In the day's final bout,the 19-year-old Hakuho tried his best to keep the yokozuna at bay with a series of hard shoves but Asashoryu got a right-hand grip on his mawashi before inflicting a bone-crunching underarm throw on the third-ranked maegashira.Asashoryu,who is seeking his ninth overall title,is also aiming to become the first wrestler to win all six tourneys in the same year with a title victory at the 15-day meet.Dejima,who notched a winning record for the first time in four tournaments,is in his best form in ages and could present an obstacle to Asashoryu as the final week of action winds down.It was a day of fortune for ozeki Kaio and Chiyotaikai while Musoyama lost his bout via default to yokozuna killer Tochinonada after pulling out through injury the same day.Kaio was in no mood for games as he quickly grabbed Shimotori by the mawashi and slammed the top-ranked maegashira to the dirt surface to stay in contention.Chiyotaikai finally found his groove with his trademark thrusting attack,bludgeoning Miyabiyama (4-5) with a flurry of strikes before slamming the Diamond Supply Co. Snapback sekiwake over the edge. Wednesday,Sept.
15,2004Asashoryu keeps on rollingThe Associated NCAA Snapback Hats Press Grand champion Asashoryu flung Tosanoumi onto his back on Tuesday,as the sport's only active yokozuna extended an impressive run of victories at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Yokozuna Asashoryu throws down No. 4 maegashira Tosanoumi at Ryogoku Kokugikan during third-day action at the Autumn Grand Tournament.After three days of the 15-day tournament,Asashoryu and six other wrestlers in the top division remained undefeated.But the Mongolian yokozuna remains the favorite,as he chases a fifth straight Emperor's Cup this year. Only three others have won five or more titles in a row since the current six annual tournament system began in 1958.In the day's final bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan,No. 4 maegashira Tosanoumi tied up Asashoryu's arms to keep him at bay. But Asashoryu absorbed Tosanoumi's charge,twisted and flipped the lower-ranked wrestler to the dirt.Asashoryu's dominance stood in contrast to the spotty performances of other wrestlers in the top ranks. Among the four ozekis,only Chiyotaikai and Kaio had unblemished records after the day's bouts.Chiyotaikai beat No. 3 maegashira Hakuho within seconds of the face-off. Chiyotaikai met Hakuho's charge,then quickly stepped to the side and pulled the 21-year-old Mongolian past him and into the dirt. It was Hakuho's second defeat.Mongolian No. 4 maegashira Asasekiryu used the same move to hand ozeki Musoyama his third straight loss. Asasekiryu's record rose to 1-2.Kaio recovered from a near-tumble to shove out No. 3 maegashira Tochinonada. At the face-off,Tochinonada's attempted arm throws had Kaio off-balance,but the bulky ozeki hung on long enough to recover his footing and easily overpower his lower-ranked opponent.Tochiazuma suffered his first loss after slipping and falling to one knee just as he lunged at Kyokutenho. Kyokutenho,a komusubi,was 2-1.In other bouts,sekiwake Wakanosato was downed by komusubi Kotomitsuki,leaving them both at 1-2.After a slipup the day before,Kotooshu returned to winning form,using his longer reach to shepherd Hayateumi out of the ring. The 21-year-old Bulgarian,who improved to 2-1,is wrestling in the top division for the first time. Monday,Sept. 20,2004Kyokushuzan stays undefeatedThe Associated PressMongolia's Kyokushuzan extended his winning streak to eight bouts Sunday,overpowering Roho to stay ahead of his competitors at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.Kyokushuzan pushes fellow-maegashira Roho out of the ring to stay undefeated on Sunday during eighth-day action of the Autumn Grand Tournament at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan.After eight days of the 15-day tournament,the unheralded Kyokushuzan,a tenth-ranked maegashira,had a one-win lead over Dejima. Six others,including grand champion Asashoryu and ozeki Kaio,trailed at 6-2.At Ryogoku Kokugikan,Kyokushuzan repeatedly shoved Roho to stay beyond the Russian newcomer's longer reach. Once in close quarters,the smaller Mongolian wrestler managed to twist Roho off-balance and out of the ring.Grand champion Asashoryu,whose attempt at a fifth straight Emperor's Cup has been thrown in doubt by his two losses so far,was back in winning NRL Snapback form with a victory over Shimotori.