[sumo] Chiyotaikai Question
jhedge at rcn.com
Fri Dec 14 15:35:09 EST 2007
At 01:20 PM 12/14/07, Larry Piper wrote:
> Maybe it missed it, or perhaps I should be slogging through the
> sumo forum, but I'm still wondering about Chiyotaikai. If memory
> serves, he had a mathematical chance for the yusho on the last day
> (senshuraku? sorry, can't spell Japanese, because I'm not
> completely clear on the words). But, rather than fight he pulled
> out, thereby handing the yusho to Hakuho (who promptly lost).
> The excuse I heard was that he hurt his elbow (or
> shoulder?). So I'm thinking it must have been hanging on by a
> thread. I can't imagine not even making an effort unless something
> *very serious* were at stake.
> So is anyone left who might be willing/able to clue me in as to
> what the *very serious* thing was?
As I understand (and recall) it, he supposedly injured his elbow in
his match the day before (vs Hakuho?). A few people on the forum said
they saw it, or at least signs that something happened immediately
after. But mainly there was been confusion - again, on the forum -
for the most part people couldn't believe he didn't at least give it
a try. And, of course, conspiracy theories went crazy - it was all
tied into "letting" Kaio get his KK.
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