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Friday, September 8, 2000

Musashimaru wins,
Chiyotaikai upset

TOKYO, Sept. 8 (Kyodo) - Musoyama slapped down Chiyotaikai to hand the ozeki a first loss Friday while leaving yokozuna and Musashigawa stable teammate Musashimaru the lone undefeated leader at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.

Grand champion Akebono posted an easy win as did the three other

ozeki - all at five wins against one loss now - to remain in the hunt for the Emperor's Cup at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan.

Sekiwake Musoyama, also 5-1 and out to prove that he is worthy of the ozeki rank he is attempting to regain, edged Chiyotaikai just when it looked like the ozeki had done enough to post his sixth straight win.

Chiyotaikai got in some juicy shots in the slapfest that followed the face-off at center ring, driving Musoyama to the straw bales.

The sekiwake, momentarily pulled off balance, twisted skillfully to regain balance before sending the Kokonoe stable ozeki sprawling to the ring's surface.

Defending champion Musashimaru, meanwhile, quickly showed No. 6 maegashira Kotoryu (1-5) the wrong side of the raised ring, barging him out with ease to register his sixth straight win.

Akebono, going for back-to-back championships for the first time since 1993, grabbed maegashira top gun Kotoryu (1-5) by the throat at the tachiai and bulldozed him out of the ring for a fifth win.

Ozeki Dejima (5-1) wasted little time in forcing out top-ranked maegashira Tosanoumi (1-5) while fellow ozeki Miyabiyama also picked up win No. 5, carting out No. 2 maegashira Chiyotenzan (2-4) to complete a day of triumphs for the Musashigawa stable.

Newly promoted ozeki Kaio (5-1) also remains in contention for the title, making light work of Mongolia's No. 3 maegashira Kyokutenho, who fell to his sixth loss.

America's 12th-ranked maegashira Sentoryu (2-4), or Henry Armstrong Miller, looking determined to shrug off a shaky start to the tourney, burst out of his crouch before forcing out No. 13 maegashira Kinkaiyama (3-3) for a second win.

Mongolia's No. 14 maegashira Kyokushuzan finally got the better of Higonoumi (3-3) after throwing the 12th-ranked maegashira down to the dirt in a prolonged opening contest to improve to 4-2.

Results of main bouts for
6th day of autumn sumo

TOKYO, Sept. 8 (Kyodo) - Results of makuuchi division bouts on Friday, the sixth day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan (+ denotes juryo division wrestler):

Won Technique Lost
Kyokushuzan 4-2 shitatenage Higonoumi 3-3
Sentoryu 2-4 oshidashi Kinkaiyama 3-3
Tochisakae 4-2 oshidashi Minatofuji 2-4
Daishi 2-4 tsukiotoshi Tokitsuumi 0-6
Wakanosato 5-1 yoritaoshi Tamakasuga 4-2
Hamanoshima 4-2 yoritaoshi Kaiho 2-4
Otsukasa 3-3 sukuinage Asanowaka 2-4
Tochinohana 5-1 sukuinage Aminishiki 4-2
Wakanoyama 3-3 hatakikomi Oginishiki 0-6
Takatoriki 2-4 yorikiri Takanowaka 2-4
Kotonowaka 4-2 yorikiri Toki 3-3
Akinoshima 2-4 yorikiri Tochinonada 1-5
Hayateumi 4-2 default Tochiazuma 2-4
Musoyama 5-1 hatakikomi Chiyotaikai 5-1
Miyabiyama 5-1 yorikiri Chiyotenzan 2-4
Kaio 5-1 yorikiri Kyokutenho 0-6
Dejima 5-1 oshidashi Tosanoumi 1-5
Akebono 5-1 tsukidashi Takanonami 3-3
Musashimaru 6-0 oshidashi Kotoryu 1-5

Saturday's bouts

Tochisakae x - x +Oikari
Daishi 4 - 4 Minatofuji
Otsukasa 1 - 2 Hamanoshima
Kyokushuzan 2 - 2 Wakanosato
Kinkaiyama 0 - 1 Aminishiki
Tamakasuga 5 - 5 Higonoumi
Kaiho 0 - 1 Sentoryu
Tochinohana 1 - 0 Kotonowaka
Wakanoyama 2 - 0 Takanowaka
Oginishiki 0 - 3 Tokitsuumi
Takatoriki 7 - 4 Asanowaka
Toki 2 - 0 Hayateumi
Kyokutenho 0 - 1 Takanonami
Akinoshima 6 - 9 Dejima
Chiyotaikai 5 - 0 Tochinonada
Tosanoumi 3 - 4 Miyabiyama
Kaio 17 - 14 Musoyama
Chiyotenzan 1 - 4 Musashimaru
Akebono 5 - 0 Kotoryu

Musashimaru wins,
takes sole lead at 6-0

TOKYO (AP) - Hawaii-born yokozuna (grand champion) Musashimaru added another victory to take the sole lead with a perfect 6-0 record Friday, the sixth day of the 15-day Autumn Grand Sumo tournament.

One victory behind the leader at 5-1 are eight wrestlers, including ozeki (champion) Chiyotaikai, who lost Friday, his three fellow ozekis, Kaio, Dejima and Miyabiyama, sekiwake (junior champion) Musoyama and three lower-ranked wrestlers.

Musashimaru, or Fiamalu Penitani, slapped No. 1 maegashira (senior wrestler) Kotoryu (1-5) in the chest several times while pushing the opponent to the ringside to give the final shove.

Yokozuna Akebono, or Chad Rowan from Hawaii, used his trademark hand thrusts as he pushed out komusubi (junior champion second class) Takanonami (3-3), without giving him a chance to fight back.

Musoyama pulled Chiyotaikai to the ground after surviving the opponent's ringside push.

Kaio bulldozed out No. 3 maegashira Kyokutenho, or Mongolian Tsevegnyam Nyamjav, who is winless at 0-6.

Dejima quickly drove No. 1 maegashira Tosanoumi (1-5) to the ringside and gave him a decisive push.

Miyabiyama shoved out Chiyotenzan (2-4).

No. 14 maegashira Kyokushuzan (4-2), or Mongolian Batbayar Davaa, threw down No. 12 maegashira Higonoumi, sending him to the ground on his stomach. Higonoumi is 3-3.

No. 12 maegashira Sentoryu (2-4), or Henry Armstrong Miller from St. Louis, Missouri, drove out No. 13 maegashira Kinkaiyama (3-3).

In the 26-member juryo division just below the senior makuuchi, No. 9-ranked Kuniazuma (5-2), or Brazilian Vander Ramos, shoved out No. 5-ranked Tamanonada (4-2).

No. 7-ranked Asashoryu, or Mongolian Dolgorsvren Dagvadrj, pushed down No. 3-ranked Aogiyama, leaving both at 3-3.

In makushita, the top junior division, No. 8-ranked Hoshitango, or Argentine Imach Marcelo Salomon, collected his second victory against one loss by default against No. 7-ranked Goto. No. 43-ranked Kasugaoh, or Kim Son-tek from South Korea, threw down No. 45-ranked Kyokuhikari, keeping his perfect record at 3-0.

No. 18-ranked Wakaazuma (2-1), or Brazilian Yoshinobu Kuroda, shoved out No. 21-ranked Shigezakura. No. 33-ranked Kyokutenzan (1-2), or Mongolian Enkhbat Batmunkha, was pushed out by No. 32-ranked Kaishozan.

In sandanme, the second highest junior division, No. 45-ranked Asasekiryu (3-0), or Mongolian Badaarch Dashunyam, pushed out No. 44-ranked Kazeshi. No. 75-ranked Kaihakusan (2-1), or South Korean Baeg Yun-gi, was driven out by No. 71-ranked Matsunoryu. No. 90-ranked Ryuo (1-2), or Wang Yu from China, was slapped down by No. 57-ranked Kitafuji.

In Jonidan, or the third highest junior division, No. 59-ranked Fudoyama (0-3), or Mongolian Nyamjuv Luvsandorj, was thrown down by No. 56-ranked Miyanoshima. No. 97-ranked Daibanjaku (3-0), or Mongolian Batsukh Khaidavmunkh, threw down No. 96-ranked Ryukizan (2-1), or Kim Soo-young from South Korea.

In sumo's lowest division of Jonokuchi, No. 41-ranked Daionji (2-1) was driven out No. 43-ranked Muranaka.

Wrestlers in junior divisions have only seven bouts during the 15-day Autumn Grand Sumo tournament.

Results of main sumo bouts

TOKYO (AP) - Results of main bouts Friday, the sixth day of the 15-day Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena:

Winners Losers
Kyokushuzan (4-2) Higonoumi (3-3)
Sentoryu (2-4) Kinkaiyama (3-3)
Tochisakae (4-2) Minatofuji (2-4)
Daishi (2-4) Tokitsuumi (0-6)
Wakanosato (5-1) Tamakasuga (4-2)
Hamanoshima (4-2) Kaiho (2-4)
Otsukasa (3-3) Asanowaka (2-4)
Tochinohana (5-1) Aminishiki (4-2)
Wakanoyama (3-3) Oginishiki (0-6)
Takatoriki (2-4) Takanowaka (2-4)
Kotonowaka (4-2) Toki (3-3)
Akinoshima (2-4) Tochinonada (1-5)
Hayateumi (4-2) Tochiazuma (2-4)
Musoyama (5-1) Chiyotaikai (5-1)
Miyabiyama (5-1) Chiyotenzan (2-4)
Kaio (5-1) Kyokutenho (0-6)
Dejima (5-1) Tosanoumi (1-5)
Akebono (5-1) Takanonami (3-3)
Musashimaru (6-0) Kotoryu (1-5)

Juryo Division

Kuniazuma (5-1) Tamanonada (4-2)
Aogiyama (3-3) Asashoryu (3-3)

Junior Divisions:


Hoshitango (2-1) Goto
Wakaazuma (2-1) Shigezakura
Kaishouzan Kyokutenzan (1-2)
Kasugaoh (3-0) Kyokuhikari


Asasekiryu (3-0) Kazeshi
Matsunoryu Kaihakusan (2-1)
Kitafuji Ryuo (1-2)


Miyanoshima Fudoyama (0-3)
Daibanjaku (3-0) Ryukizan (2-1)


Muranaka Daionji (2-1)

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

Saturday's main bouts:

Tochisakae Oikari (juryo)
Daishi Minatofuji
Otsukasa Hamanoshima
Kyokushuzan Wakanosato
Kinkaiyama Aminishiki
Tamakasuga Higonoumi
Kaiho Sentoryu
Tochinohana Kotonowaka
Wakanoyama Takanowaka
Oginishiki Tokitsuumi
Takatoriki Asanowaka
Toki Hayateumi
Kyokutenho Takanonami
Akinoshima Dejima
Chiyotaikai Tochinonada
Tosanoumi Miyabiyama
Kaio Musoyama
Chiyotenzan Musashimaru
Akebono Kotoryu

Results in Scoreboard

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Da Kine Sumo E-zine
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