Rough-and-tumble Chiyotaikai grabs Orlando Magic Hats
21 August, 2012 at 7:22 am in Education
With the two Musashigawa stablemates New York Knicks Hats out of the running,grand champions Takanohana and Akebono will like their chances of taking the Emperor's Cup at the May 7-21 summer tourney at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan. Thursday,May 11,2000DAY 4Takanohana keeps slate clean Takanohana cruised to his fourth straight victory Wednesday,while fellow yokozuna Akebono rebounded from Tuesday's setback with a hard-fought win over Tochinonada on the fourth day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament.Takanohana had little trouble with Hamanoshima 0-4 after getting a right arm lock on the No. 2 maegashira shortly after the faceoff and quickly sent his opponent tumbling to the dirt surface to remain unbeaten along with six other wrestlers.Fighting in the day's penultimate bout at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan,Akebono had his hands full with No. 1 maegashira Tochinonada,who battled back from the brink of defeat several times before finally being bellied out by the lumbering Hawaiian.Akebono improved to 3-1,while Tochinonada suffered his third loss of the 15-day meet.In other bouts,ozeki Dejima,doing his best impersonation of a human cannon ball,crashed into top maegashira Asanowaka and sent him into the first row of seats to improve to 2-2.Ozeki Chiyotaikai 3-1 prevailed in a slap-fest with Tosanoumi,cuffing the komusubi in the side of the head before throwing him down to his third loss.Takanonami,who has to post eight wins to avoid demotion from ozeki after a losing record at the spring tourney in Osaka,improved to 4-0 after he got a double arm lock on Daizen and then waltzed the winless No. 3 maegashira out over the straw ridge.Gunning for ozeki promotion,Miyabiyama 3-1 suffered his first loss of the tourney at the hands of unbeaten komusubi Kaio,who got the upper hand shortly after the charge and then sent the stunned sekiwake packing with a shove from behind.Komusubi Takatoriki,the surprise winner in the Spring tourney,posted an easy victory over Oginishiki after pulling the No. 3 maegashira down to boost his record to 2-2.Earlier,the top makuuchi division's two Mongolians,No. 4 maegashira Kyokushuzan 0-4 and sixth-ranked Kyokutenho ,both suffered one-sided losses. Tuesday,April 25,2000 JSA releases rankings for summer tourney The Musashigawa Stable had its string of six tournament championships snapped in March,but returns with a yokozuna and two ozeki for next month's summer tourney,according to the rankings released Monday by the Japan Sumo Association.Newly promoted ozeki Musoyama joins yokozuna Musashimaru and ozeki Dejima in the elite ranks for the May 7-21 Summer Grand Sumo Tournament at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan,with sekiwake Miyabiyama poised to give the Musashigawa Stable a third ozeki.Yokozuna Akebono,12-3 in the Osaka spring tourney,takes over the grand champion's top position on the East side of the ring,while rival Takanohana is top-rated on the West side.Musashimaru,the defending champion still looking for his first championship of the year,also gets a seat on the East side.Dejima is top-rated among the ozeki,while stablemate Musoyama will be seated across the ring on the West after earning promotion Oklahoma City Thunder Hats to sumo's second highest rank with a 12-3 record as a sekiwake Osaka last month.
Rough-and-tumble Chiyotaikai grabs Orlando Magic Hats a second spot on the East for ozeki,while Takanonami hangs onto his ozeki ranking despite a 7-8 record at the spring tourney,but will face demotion with eight or more losses.Miyabiyama and Tochiazuma give the sekiwake rank two wrestlers who can pull some upsets over higher-ranked opponents. And with 23 wins in his two previous tournaments,Miyabiyama could possibly become the Musashigawa Stable's third ozeki with 10 or more wins.Takatoriki,the surprise Emperor's Cup winner in Osaka as a No. 14 maegashira,vaults 14 places into the komusubi rank to join fellow-veterans Tosanoumi and Kaio.The promotion of Takatoriki to komusubi is the first time in a year that the the Futagoyama Stable grappler has appeared in sanyaku the three ranks below yokozuna. Three new wrestlers Kotomitsuki,Tochinohana and Jumonji advance into the elite makuuchi division for the first time. Wednesday,March 22,2000Takatoriki increases lead in Osaka basho OSAKA Kyodo Ozeki Takanonami snapped out of his funk Tuesday to defeat yokozuna Musashimaru and give stablemate and unbeaten leader Takatoriki some extra daylight at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament.Musashimaru,who came into the day's final bout at Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium with an 8-1 record,lost the initiative at the face-off as Takanonami neutralized the Samoan-born giant's thrusting attack by quickly locking onto his belt.The slumping ozeki never let Musashimaru get even a sniff of victory,marching him out with surprising ease to boost his own record to 4-6.Earlier,No. 14 maegashira Takatoriki showed neat footwork in escaping from ninth-ranked Oginishiki 5-5,before flinging him to the deck to improve to a perfect 10-0 in the 15-day meet.Yokozuna Takanohana joined the five-way tie for second place after finally getting to grips with No. 4 maegashira Takanowaka 2-8 and bulldozing him out to up his record to 8-2.Akebono registered a carbon-copy victory for win No. 8 as the Hawaiian-born yokozuna used his 230-kg bulk to force out third-ranked maegashira Kotoryu 3-7 in a one-sided bout.Sekiwake Musoyama,chasing ozeki promotion after winning his first Emperor's Cup in January,bundled out his bogeyman,top-ranked maegashira Kyokushuzan,to improve to 8-1.Kyokushuzan was left at 4-6 after Musoyama beat the Mongolian trickster for the only fifth time in 11 meetings.Newly promoted sekiwake Miyabiyama,runnerup to his Musashigawa stablemate in the New Year's tourney,also posted his eighth win as he bumped out sekiwake Tochiazuma,who slipped to 4-6 and has work to do to avoid a demotion next time out.Meanwhile,Chiyotaikai cleverly snuffed out the explosive attack of Dejima by going to the belt to win an ozeki showdown and leave both men at 6-4.Mongolian Kyokutenho continued to look out of his depth at his No. 2 maegashira rank as he was forced out by out-of-shape No. 4 maegashira Minatofuji 2-8 and slipped to 3-7. Thursday,May 11,2000Takanohana keeps slate clean Takanohana cruised to his fourth straight victory Wednesday,while fellow yokozuna Akebono rebounded from Tuesday's setback with a hard-fought win over Tochinonada on the fourth day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament NFL Snapback Hats.