Advertisement - Click to support our sponsors.

H A W A I I _ S U M O T O R I


Star-Bulletin news services

Monday, November 6, 2000

Kaio, Musoyama
back on track

FUKUOKA, Nov. 6 (Kyodo) - Ozeki Kaio bounced back from a humiliating opening-day defeat Monday, blasting out rank-and-filer Hamanoshima, while ozeki Musoyama barged out No. 9 maegashira Wakanosato for his first win of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.

Meanwhile, it was business as usual for yokozuna trio Takanohana, Musashimaru and Akebono, who all posted easy wins to remain unbeaten after two days of the 15-day tournament at Fukuoka Kokusai Center.

Kaio, anxious to make a quick recovery from Sunday's upset loss to Tochinohana in his second tourney as ozeki, made no mistake in front of his hometown supporters, quickly grabbing Hamanoshima's belt and forcing the No. 2 maegashira out to leave both wrestlers on 1-1.

Musoyama, back at sumo's second-highest rank after going 10-5 as sekiwake at the autumn tourney in September, also made amends for Sunday's shock defeat to Hamanoshima by twisting down winless Wakanosato in a one-sided bout.

Grand champion Musashimaru, aiming to end the year with back-to-back titles, blocked winless No. 2 maegashira Higonoumi's charge at the face-off before easily shoving him out for a second win.

Yokozuna Takanohana, making a comeback after missing the autumn tourney with a sprained elbow, continued his quest to end a two-year title drought by barging out newly promoted sekiwake Hayateumi (0-2).

Akebono, winner of the Nagoya tournament in July, had little trouble disposing of top maegashira Akinoshima (0-2), while ozeki Chiyotaikai remained perfect, grabbing third-ranked maegashira Kyokushuzan (1-1) by the throat and marching him out of the ring.

Miyabiyama (2-0) attacked new komusubi (1-1) Tochinohana with a barrage of slaps and thrusts before powering him out, while fellow ozeki and Musashigawa stable mate Dejima (2-0) carried out sekiwake Takanonami to hand the former ozeki a second straight loss.

In an earlier bout, Mongolia's sixth-ranked maegashira Kyokutenho only needed an instant to slap down No. 9 maegashira Kotomitsuki (1-1) and pick up his second win of the tourney.

Results of main bouts for
2nd day of Kyushu sumo

TOKYO, Nov. 6 (Kyodo) - Results of makuuchi division bouts for Monday, the second day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament at Fukuoka Kokusai Center (+ denotes juryo division wrestler):

Won Technique Lost
+Kinkaiyama 2-0 yorikiri Wakakosho 1-1
Tamanonada 1-1 oshidashi Jumonji 0-2
Otsukasa 2-0 tsukiotoshi Kotoryu 1-1
Asanowaka 1-1 oshidashi Minatofuji 0-2
Tokitsuumi 2-0 yoritaoshi Aminishiki 0-2
Takanowaka 2-0 tsukitaoshi Tamakasuga 0-2
Kotonowaka 1-1 yorikiri Kaiho 0-2
Kyokutenho 2-0 hatakikomi Kotomitsuki 1-1
Tochinonada 2-0 yorikiri Takatoriki 0-2
Toki 2-0 oshidashi Oginishiki 0-2
Tosanoumi 2-0 hatakikomi Tochisakae 0-2
Chiyotenzan 1-1 sukuinage Wakanoyama 0-2
Kaio 1-1 okuridashi Hamanoshima 1-1
Musoyama 1-1 tsukiotoshi Wakanosato 0-2
Miyabiyama 2-0 yorikiri Tochinohana 1-1
Dejima 2-0 tsuridashi Takanonami 0-2
Chiyotaikai 2-0 oshidashi Kyokushuzan 1-1
Musashimaru 2-0 oshidashi Higonoumi 0-2
Takanohana 2-0 yorikiri Hayateumi 0-2
Akebono 2-0 yorikiri Akinoshima 0-2

Tuesday's bouts

+Oikari x - x Minatofuji
Wakakosho 0 - 0 Jumonji
Kotoryu 0 - 0 Tamanonada
Otsukasa 0 - 2 Aminishiki
Tamakasuga 2 - 3 Tokitsuumi
Kaiho 5 - 5 Asanowaka
Kotomitsuki 0 - 0 Tochinonada
Oginishiki 2 - 1 Kyokutenho
Tochisakae 0 - 0 Takanowaka
Kotonowaka 6 - 2 Toki
Takatoriki 1 - 4 Chiyotenzan
Tosanoumi 0 - 1 Wakanoyama
Hayateumi 0 - 1 Chiyotaikai
Kaio 17 - 23 Takanonami
Kyokushuzan 6 - 5 Musoyama
Hamanoshima 0 - 1 Miyabiyama
Dejima 3 - 3 Higonoumi
Wakanosato 0 - 1 Akebono
Musashimaru 28 - 11 Akinoshima
Takanohana 1 - 0 Tochinohana

All three yokozuna
remain undefeated

FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) - All three Yokozuna (grand champions), Musashimaru, Akebono and Takanohana, remained undefeated Monday, the second day of the 15-day Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.

Three ozeki (champions) also shared the 2-0 lead. There were no major upset defeats among the top eight wrestlers.

In the day's final bout at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center, Hawaiian-born Akebono, or Chad Rowan, grabbed winless No. 1 maegashira (senior wrestler) Akinoshima's belt and drove him out.

Musashimaru, or Fiamalu Penitani from Hawaii, easily forced out winless No. 2 maegashira Higonoumi.

Takanohana sent out newly promoted sekiwake (junior champion) Hayateumi, handing Hayateumi his second defeat against no victories.

In other major bouts, ozeki Chiyotaikai attacked No. 3 maegashira Kyokushuzan with a hand thrust against his foe's throat and bulldozed him out.

Chiyotaikai is 2-0 and Kyokushuzan, or Mongolian Batbayar Davaa, is 1-1.

Ozeki Dejima lifted out sekiwake Takanonami for his second victory against no defeats. Takanonami is 0-2.

Ozeki Miyabiyama also remained undefeated at 2-0 by sending komusubi (junior champion second class) Tochinohana out of the ring from behind. Tochinohana is 1-1.

Ozeki Kaio charged No. 2 maegashira Hamanoshima with an arm throw attempt and sent him out from behind, leaving both wrestlers at 1-1.

Ozeki Musoyama fought off winless komusubi Wakanosato's driving attempts at the ring's edge and twisted him down to improve his record to 1-1.

No. 6 maegashira Kyokutenho, or Mongolian Tsevegnyam Nyamjav, slapped down No. 9 maegashira Kotomitsuki for his second victory against no defeats. Kotomitsuki is 1-1.

In the 26-member juryo division, just below the senior makuuchi division, No. 1 maegashira Sentoryu (2-0), or American Henry Armstrong Miller, pushed out No. 3-ranked Asashoyu (1-1), or Mongolian Dolgorsvren Dagvadrj.

No. 1-ranked Hoshitango (2-0), or Argentine Imach Marcelo Salomon, of the makushita, the top junior division, pulled down No. 13-ranked Harunoyama (0-2).

In makushita, No. 11-ranked Wakaazuma (1-0), or Yoshinobu Kuroda from Brazil, drove out equally-ranked Kotoiwakuni.

No. 23-ranked Kasugaoh (1-0), or Kim Son-tek from South Korea, slapped down equally-ranked Nadatsukasa.

No. 56-ranked Asasekiryu (0-1), or Mongolian Badaarch Dashunyam, was thrown down by equally-ranked Teruazuma.

In sandanme, the second highest junior division, No. 35-ranked Azumaoh (0-1), or Brazilian Yasuto Morita, was sent out by equally-ranked Sadanoshima.

In jonidan, the third highest junior division, No. 6-ranked Takaoh (0-1), or Wang Yu from Shanghai, China, was driven out by No. 7-ranked Satotsukasa.

No. 29-ranked Ryuo (0-1), or Mongolian Erkhem Ochirsanchirbold, was thrown down by equally-ranked Sadanishiki.

No. 51-ranked Daibanjaku (1-0), or Mongolian Batsukh Khaidavmunkh, forced out equally-ranked Taiki.

No. 70-ranked Ryukizan (1-0), or South Korean Kim Soo-young, downed No. 69-ranked Hagurokuni by arm throw.

No. 99-ranked Orora (1-0), or Russian Mikhakhanov Anatolivaleryevich, pushed down No. 98-ranked yamane.

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

Results of main sumo bouts

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

Winners Losers
Kinkaiyama (juryo) (2-0) Wakakosho (1-1)
Tamanonada (1-1) Jumonji (0-2)
Otsukasa (2-0) Kotoryu (1-1)
Asanowaka (1-1) Minatofuji (0-2)
Tokitsuumi (2-0) Aminishiki (0-2)
Takanowaka (2-0) Tamakasuga (0-2)
Kotonowaka (1-1) Kaiho (0-2)
Kyokutenho (2-0) Kotomitsuki (1-1)
Tochinonada (2-0) Takatoriki (0-2)
Toki (2-0) Oginishiki (0-2)
Tosanoumi (2-0) Tochisakae (0-2)
Chiyotenzan (1-1) Wakanoyama (0-2)
Kaio (1-1) Hamanoshima (1-1)
Musoyama (1-1) Wakanosato (0-2)
Miyabiyama (2-0) Tochinohana (1-1)
Dejima (2-0) Takanonami (0-2)
Chiyotaikai (2-0) Kyokushuzan (1-1)
Musashimaru (2-0) Higonoumi (0-2)
Takanohana (2-0) Hayateumi (0-2)
Akebono (2-0) Akinoshima (0-2)

Juryo Division

Hoshitango (2-0) Harunoyama (0-2)
Sentoryu (2-0) Asashoyu (1-1)

Junior Divisions:


Wakaazuma (1-0) Kotoiwakuni
Kasugaoh (1-0) Nadatsukasa
Teruazuma Asasekiryu (0-1)


Sadanoshima Azumaoh (0-1)


Satotsukasa Takaoh (0-1)
Sadanishiki Ryuo (0-1)
Daibanjaku (1-0) Taiki
Ryukizan (1-0) Hagurokuni
Orora (1-0) Yamane

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

Tuesday's main bouts:

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

Results in Scoreboard

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

Text Site Directory:
[News] [Business] [Features] [Sports] [Editorial] [Do It Electric!]
[Search] [Subscribe] [Info] [Letter to Editor] [Feedback]

© 2000 Honolulu Star-Bulletin