[sumo] Chiyotaikai Question
itsulon at wavecable.com
Fri Dec 14 17:39:17 EST 2007
On Dec 14, 2007, at 10:20 AM, Larry Piper wrote:
> Hi All,
> 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?
If you look at the video of his match against Hakuho on day 14,
courtesy of Info-Sumo, http://www.info-sumo.net/info/modules.php?
name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=4083 you'll see Hakuho applying a
serious kote-nage to his right arm, although that was not the
kimarite. He was seen with his right arm in a sling the following
day. That's the reason that was given.
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