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Tuesday, January 13, 2004


KONISHIKI MARRIES AGAIN

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Former sumo wrestler Konishiki and his wife, Chie Iijima, posed for photographers yesterday while announcing their marriage at a Tokyo hotel. Konishiki, who is divorced from his first wife, registered his marriage to the 28-year-old former medical worker Wednesday. The former Nanakuli resident was the first foreign-born sumo wrestler to attain the second-highest rank of ozeki. Since retiring in 1997, he has taken up a career as a TV celebrity in Japan.



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Tochiazuma wins
second straight


TOKYO >> Ozeki Tochiazuma won his second straight bout today to improve to 2-1 at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament.

Tochiazuma, who is fighting for promotion to yokozuna to replace retired Musashimaru, beat Kyokushuzan (2-1) by yorikiri (frontal force out). Tochiazuma needs 13 wins in the tournament to secure the promotion.

Eight sumotori, including yokozuna Asashoryu, are tied for first place at 3-0.

Day 3

Otsukasa (3-0) def. Asanowaka (2-1)
Hayateumi (2-1) def. Kitazakura (0-3)
Kaiho (2-1) def. Ushiomaru (0-3)
Tamakasuga (1-2) def. Takanowaka (2-1)
Tochisakae (2-1) def. Buyuzan (2-1)
Takanonami (3-0) def. Wakatoba (1-2)
Asasekiryu (3-0) def. Kinkaiyama (1-2)
Jumonji (2-1) def. Yotsukasa (0-3)
Aminishiki (2-1) def. Kokkai (2-1)
Kotoryu (1-2) def. Takekaze (0-3)
Miyabiyama (1-2) def. Kasuganishiki (1-2)
Kotomitsuki (3-0) def. Shimotori (2-1)
Dejima (1-2) def. Tokitsuumi (0-3)
Kakizoe (2-1) def. Kyokutenho (1-2)
Tochinonada (2-1) def. Tamanoshima (0-3)
Tosanoumi (1-2) def. Toki (0-3)
Chiyotaikai (3-0) def. Takamisakari (1-2)
Tochiazuma (2-1) def. Kyokushuzan (2-1)
Musoyama (3-0) def. Wakanosato (2-1)
Kaio (3-0) def. Iwakiyama (0-3)
Asashoryu (3-0) def. Hokutoriki (0-3)




For more sumo information online, try:
Da Kine Sumo E-zine
Grand Sumo Home Page
CyberSumo
Kyodo News Service
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