[sumo] What's with Hakuho at the tachi-ai?

Angie sumodeezdayz at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 26 17:45:50 EDT 2006

Thanks for this observation:

--- James Eaton <jj at zolx.com> wrote:

> In day two's bout agains Wakanasato, Asashoryu does
> the same as Hakuho, 
> making no effort to touch down his left hand.
> It certainly doesn't appear that the requirement is
> being strictly upheld 
> against the other rikishi.

That's what I thought I was seeing as well.  There was
a time when they took such care to see that both hands
touched, but it seems more form than content now.

Angie in Texas, US

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