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Saturday, November 13, 1999

Tosanoumi, Toki tumble,
5 lead Kyushu sumo

FUKUOKA, Nov. 13 (Kyodo) - Sekiwake Tochiazuma slapped down Tosanoumi, while Toki apparently fell to a case of the nerves as the undefeated co-leaders coming into Saturday's bouts both lost, leaving a five-way tie for the lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.

Yokozuna Musashimaru, meanwhile, made short work of Kyokushuzan at Fukuoka Kokusai Center for a share of the lead at six wins and one loss, and fellow grand champion Takanohana kept alive his own title hopes with his fifth win.

Heading into the second week of the 15-day tourney, Musashimaru, ozeki Dejima, Tochiazuma, komusubi Tosanoumi and No. 5 maegashira Toki lead the field at 6-1, while Takanohana, ozeki Chiyotaikai and three rank-and-filers remain at the leaders' heels with five wins.

In Saturday's key bout, Tosanoumi may have expected Tochiazuma to shoot out low after watching the sekiwake bundle out Chiyotaikai and Takanohana the two previous days.

But Tochiazuma crossed up Tosanoumi, slipping to the left of the hard-charging komusubi and then slapping down the lone remaining unbeaten wrestler in the tourney.

Earlier in the day, No. 5 maegashira Toki, who had won six in a row to start the tourney, hesitated at the face-off and was walked out of the ring by 10th-ranked Shikishima, who improved to 5-2.

Musashimaru knocked Kyokushuzan (1-6) back with a hard shot at the initial charge and then flicked the No. 3 maegashira out of the ring when he attempted to hang onto the yokozuna's arm.

Takanohana weathered a series of thrusts from Asanosho and then, with a quick one-two to the third-ranked maegashira's chest, knocked him out of the ring to remain in striking distance of his first championship in more than a year.

Dejima wasted little time against Kotonishiki (2-5) for his sixth win, getting his right arm through the defending champion's defenses and then driving him out of the ring in a one-sided bout.

Chiyotaikai, also in the hunt for the Emperor's Cup, could not move forward against Akinoshima, so he shifted into reverse and pulled the komusubi down for his fifth win. Akinoshima, runner-up in the fall tourney at 11-4, slipped to a dismal 2-5.

Sumo's third ozeki, Takanonami miscalculated on his attempt to drag down Aogiyama (3-4), leaving himself open to the charge of the No. 4 maegashira and fell to his third loss of the tournament.

In an early bout, Kyokutenho (2-5) was sent spinning to the ring's surface by 12th-ranked Tokitsuumi (4-3), who used a quick, downward tug on the Mongolian's belt to topple the No. 8 maegashira.


Results of main bouts on 7th day of Kyushu sumo

FUKUOKA, Nov. 13 (Kyodo) - Results of makuuchi division bouts Saturday, the seventh day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament at Fukuoka Kokusai Center:

Won Technique Lost

Tochinonada 5-2 tsukiotoshi Kaiho 4-3
Hamanoshima 4-3 yorikiri Otsukasa 3-4
Wakanosato 4-3 tsukiotoshi Ohinode 5-2
Chiyotenzan 4-3 yorikiri Ganyu 0-7
Tokitsuumi 4-3 shitatehineri Kyokutenho 2-5
Higonoumi 4-3 uwatedashinage Daizen 3-4
Minatofuji 4-3 hikiotoshi Takanowaka 4-3
Asanowaka 3-4 tsukiotoshi Kotoryu 2-5
Shikishima 5-2 oshidashi Toki 6-1
Wakanoyama 3-4 oshidashi Kotonowaka 4-3
Takatoriki 1-6 oshidashi Terao 2-5
Miyabiyama 2-5 oshidashi Tamakasuga 2-5
Tochiazuma 6-1 hatakikomi Tosanoumi 6-1
Kaio 3-4 oshitaoshi Musoyama 3-4
Aogiyama 3-4 yorikiri Takanonami 4-3
Dejima 6-1 yorikiri Kotonishiki 2-5
Chiyotaikai 5-2 hatakikomi Akinoshima 2-5
Takanohana 5-2 tsukidashi Asanosho 1-6
Musashimaru 6-1 oshidashi Kyokushuzan 1-6

Sunday's bouts

Tokitsuumi 1 - 2 Ganyu
Hamanoshima 0 - 0 Takanowaka
Ohinode 1 - 0 Shikishima
Asanowaka 3 - 0 Daizen
Minatofuji 1 - 4 Tochinonada
Otsukasa 0 - 1 Higonoumi
Wakanoyama 0 - 0 Chiyotenzan
Wakanosato 3 - 0 Kotoryu
Kotonowaka 0 - 1 Kyokutenho
Kaiho 2 - 3 Toki
Kyokushuzan 5 - 6 Asanosho
Takatoriki 1 - 1 Miyabiyama
Kotonishiki 37 - 8 Akinoshima
Tamakasuga 2 - 4 Tochiazuma
Chiyotaikai 6 - 3 Kaio
Takanonami 18 - 11 Musoyama
Aogiyama 0 - 6 Dejima
Musashimaru 16 - 3 Tosanoumi
Terao 6 - 15 Takanohana

Musashimaru, Dejima,
three others take joint lead

FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) - Tosanoumi and Toki suffered their first losses Saturday to open up a five-way tie for the lead after the seventh day of the 15-day Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.

Tosanoumi, a komusubi or junior champion second class, and Toki, the No. 5 maegashira (senior wrestler, were at 6-1, along with yokozuna (grand champion) Musashimaru, ozeki (champion) Dejima and sekiwake (junior champion) Tochiazuma.

In one of the day's most closely-watched - and shortest - bouts, Tochiazuma side-stepped the charging Tosanoumi, and slapped him down.

Hawaii native Musashimaru, also known as Chad Rowan, knocked back Kyokushuzan at the initial charge, then ousted the No. 3 maegashira from the ring. Kyokushuzan is at 1-6.

The other yokozuna, Takanohana, suffered a series of thrusts from Asanosho but replied with powerful shoves to the third-ranked maegashira's chest, and knocked him out of the ring. Takanohana continues to trail the leaders at 5-2, while Asanosho is at 1-6.

Dejima quickly defeated komusubi Kotonishiki by driving him out of the ring. Kotonishiki is at 2-5.

No. 8 maegashira Kyokutenho, or Mongolian Tsevegnyam Nyamjav, lost to Tokitsuumi and fell to 2-5.

In the 26-member juryo division, No. 8-ranked Hoshitango, or Imach Marcelo Salomon of Argentina, lost to Susanoumi to fall to 3-4, while Sentoryu, or American Henry Armstrong Miller, beat Tochinohana to improve to 4-3.

In the top junior makushita division, 52nd-ranked Hoshiandesu, or Jose Antonio Juarez of Argentina, beat Tsujimoto to improve to 3-1, while 18th-ranked Wakaazuma, or Brazil's Yoshinobu Kuroda, defeated Furuichi for a 2-2 record.

In sandanme, the second highest junior division, Azumaoh, or Brazilian Yasuto Morita, beat Endoh to pick up his first win against three losses.

Kasukaoh, or South Korean Kim Son-tek, defeated Kaigo for 3-1 record, while fellow South Korean Kaihakusan, or Baeng Yun-gi, notched his fourth straight win against Tokiryu.

In jyonidan, the third-highest junior division, Ryukizan from South Korea, known also as Kim Soo-young, defeated Hokutonada to improve to 2-2. Kotonomori, or Mario Fuchiue from Brazil, beat Azumadake for 3-1 record.

Results of main sumo bouts

FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) - Results of main bouts Saturday, the seventh day of the the 15-day Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament at Fukuoka Kokusai Center:

Winners Losers

Tochinonada (5-2) Kaiho (4-3)
Hamanoshima (4-3) Otsukasa (3-4)
Wakanosato (4-3) Ohinode (5-2)
Chiyotenzan (4-3) Ganyu (0-7)
Tokitsuumi (4-3) Kyokutenho (2-5)
Higonoumi (4-3) Daizen (3-4)
Minatofuji (4-3) Takanowaka (4-3)
Asanowaka (3-4) Kotoryu (2-5)
Shikishima (5-2) Toki (6-1)
Wakanoyama (3-4) Kotonowaka (4-3)
Takatoriki (1-6) Terao (2-5)
Miyabiyama (2-5) Tamakasuga (2-5)
Tochiazuma (6-1) Tosanoumi (6-1)
Kaio (3-4) Musoyama (3-4)
Aogiyama (3-4) Takanonami (4-3)
Dejima (6-1) Kotonishiki (2-5)
Chiyotaikai (5-2) Akinoshima (2-5)
Takanohana (5-2) Asanosho (1-6)
Musashimaru (6-1) Kyokushuzan (1-6)

Juryo Division

Hoshitango (3-4) Susanoumi (3-4)
Sentoryu (4-3) Tochinohana (4-3)

Junior Divisions:


Hoshiandesu (3-1) Tsujimoto
Wakaazuma (2-2) Furuichi


Azumaoh (1-3) Endoh
Kaihakusan (4-0) Tokiryu
Kasukaoh (3-1) Kaigo


Ryukizan (2-2) Hokutonada
Kotonomori (3-1) Azumadake

(Junior division wrestlers have only seven bouts during the tournament.
Records of foreign wrestlers' opponents were not available.)

Sunday's main bouts:

Tokitsuumi Ganyu
Hamanoshima Takanowaka
Ohinode Shikishima
Asanowaka Daizen
Minatofuji Tochinonada
Otsukasa Higonoumi
Wakanoyama Chiyotenzan
Wakanosato Kotoryu
Kotonowaka Kyokutenho
Kaiho Toki
Kyokushuzan Asanosho
Takatoriki Miyabiyama
Kotonishiki Akinoshima
Tamakasuga Tochiazuma
Chiyotaikai Kaio
Takanonami Musoyama
Aogiyama Dejima
Musashimaru Tosanoumi
Terao Takanohana

For more sumo information online, try:
Sumo Web
Da Kine Sumo E-zine
Kyodo News Service

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