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Saturday, July 21, 2001


Kaio clinches victory at 13-1,
Musashimaru suffers defeat

NAGOYA, Japan (AP) - Ozeki (champion) Kaio defeated yokozuna (grand champion) Musashimaru on Saturday, hurling his massive rival from the ring and at 13-1 clinching the victory in the penultimate round of the 15-day Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.

After a hesitant start, Kaio overpowered Musashimaru by grabbing his belt and twisting him down. Musashimaru, or Fiamalu Penitani of Hawaii, struggled to gain control of his competitor's left arm but found himself forced to the edge before making any progress.

"At the outset of the bout, I was a bit worried how things would go," Kaio panted moments after his victory. "But I'm happy things worked out the way they did."

Musashimaru's loss left him at 11-3.

In other major bouts, ozeki Miyabiyama locked his arm beneath that of sekiwake (junior champion) Kotomitsuki and hurled him from the ring. Miyabiyama stands at 7-7, while Kotomitsuki is 5-9.

No. 2 maegashira (senior wrestler) Kotonowaka rose to 7-7 after pulling down No. 3 maegashira Tochinonada by his belt and then crushing him to the ground for the loser's ninth defeat against five wins.

Komusubi (junior champion second class) Asashoryu, or Mongolian Dolgorsvren Dagvadrj, rose to 7-7 by fending off No. 5 maegashira Takanowaka, maneuvering backward and tripping the larger challenger. Takanowaka stands at 9-5.

No. 5 maegashira Kyokushuzan, or Mongolian Batbayar Davaa, retreated from komusubi Wakanosato but managed to grab a win by slapping his pursuer down with a blow to the head, leaving Wakanosato 9-5.

No. 8 maegashira Chiyotenzan, 5-9, grabbed the belt of No. 15 maegashira Minatofuji, now 4-10, muscled him to the edge of the ring and hurled him out with a shove to the head.

No. 11 maegashira Kyokutenho, or Mongolian Tsevegnyam Nyamjav, grabbed the back of No. 8 maegashira Tochinohana's head and dragged him to the ground, rendering the loser 7-7.

In the 26-member juryo division, just below the senior makuuchi division, No. 5-ranked Kuniazuma, or Brazilian Vander Ramos, lost to No. 9 ranked Towanoyama by withdrawing from the bout.

No. 6-ranked Sentoryu, or Henry Armstrong Miller of St. Louis, drove out No. 13-ranked Wakatoba by thrusting him backward and over the edge, leaving both wrestlers at 8-6.



Results

NAGOYA, July 21 (Kyodo) - Results of makuuchi division bouts Saturday, the 14th day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium (+ denotes juryo division wrestler):

Won Technique Lost

+Terao 8-6 -- hatakikomi -- Asanowaka 4-10
Aminishiki 7-7 -- hikiotoshi -- Hamanishiki 8-6
Oginishiki 9-5 -- shitatenage -- Kotoryu 7-7
Kaiho 9-5 -- sukuinage -- Jumonji 4-10
Kyokutenho 8-6 -- shitatenage -- Tochinohana 7-7
Chiyotenzan 5-9 -- uwatenage -- Minatofuji 4-10
Tamakasuga 7-7 -- oshidashi -- Wakatsutomu 6-8
Tokitsuumi 10-4 -- hikiotoshi -- Akinoshima 4-10
Tosanoumi 7-7 -- yorikiri -- Daizen 7-7
Kitazakura 5-9 -- yorikiri -- Otsukasa 4-10
Kotonowaka 7-7 -- uwatenage -- Tochinonada 5-9
Hayateumi 3-11 -- oshidashi -- Toki 5-9
Takanonami 5-9 -- yorikiri -- Higonoumi 3-11
Asashoryu 7-7 -- sukuinage -- Takanowaka 9-5
Kyokushuzan 7-7 -- hatakikomi -- Wakanosato 9-5
Tamanoshima 11-3 -- oshidashi Tochiazuma 9-5
Miyabiyama 7-7 -- sukuinage -- Kotomitsuki 5-9
Chiyotaikai 11-3 -- oshidashi -- Musoyama 9-5
Kaio 13-1 -- uwatenage -- Musashimaru 11-3


Sunday's bouts

Wakatsutomu x - x +Daishi
Asanowaka x - x +Takatoriki
Kyokutenho 1 - 4 Minatofuji
Jumonji 1 - 0 Chiyotenzan
Tochinohana 1 - 0 Daizen
Tamakasuga 1 - 2 Aminishiki
Tokitsuumi 2 - 5 Takanowaka
Kyokushuzan 4 - 6 Kotoryu
Oginishiki 3 - 2 Toki
Tochinonada 5 - 5 Akinoshima
Kotonowaka 4 - 2 Kaiho
Kitazakura 0 - 0 Takanonami
Hayateumi 2 - 1 Higonoumi
Tamanoshima 0 - 0 Wakanosato
Asashoryu 1 - 1 Tosanoumi
Otsukasa 0 - 1 Kotomitsuki
Miyabiyama 5 - 6 Tochiazuma
Kaio 21 - 14 Musoyama
Chiyotaikai 7 - 8 Musashimaru



Results

NAGOYA, Japan (AP) - Results of main bouts Saturday, the 14th day of the 15-day Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium:

Winners Losers

Terao (juryo) (8-6) Asanowaka (4-10)
Aminishiki (7-7) Hamanishiki(8-6)
Oginishiki (9-5) Kotoryu (7-7)
Kaiho (9-5) Jumonji (4-10)
Kyokutenho (8-6) Tochinohana (7-7)
Chiyotenzan (5-9) Minatofuji (4-10)
Tamakasuga (7-7) Wakatsutomu (6-8)
Tokitsuumi (10-4) Akinoshima (4-10)
Tosanoumi (7-7) Daizen (7-7)
Kitazakura (5-9) Otsukasa (4-10)
Kotonowaka (7-7) Tochinonada (5-9)
Hayateumi (3-11) Toki (5-9)
Takanonami (5-9) Higonoumi (3-11)
Asashoryu (7-7) Takanowaka (9-5)
Kyokushuzan (7-7) Wakanosato (9-5)
Tamanoshima (11-3) Tochiazuma (9-5)
Miyabiyama (7-7) Kotomitsuki (5-9)
Chiyotaikai (11-3) Musoyama (9-5)
Kaio (13-1) Musashimaru (11-3)


Juryo Division

Sentoryu (8-6) Wakatoba (8-6)
Towanoyama (6-8) Kuniazuma (8-6)


Sunday's main bouts:

Wakatsutomu Daishi (juryo)
Asanowaka Takatoriki (juryo)
Kyokutenho Minatofuji
Jumonji Chiyotenzan
Tochinohana Daizen
Tamakasuga Aminishiki
Tokitsuumi Takanowaka
Kyokushuzan Kotoryu
Oginishiki Toki
Tochinonada Akinoshima
Kotonowaka Kaiho
Kitazakura Takanonami
Hayateumi Higonoumi
Tamanoshima Wakanosato
Asashoryu Tosanoumi
Otsukasa Kotomitsuki
Miyabiyama Tochiazuma
Kaio Musoyama
Chiyotaikai Musashimaru



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