[sumo] Day 6 videos & torchbearer results [spoiler]
barbara at technogirls.org
Fri Jan 12 15:32:08 EST 2007
Three videos today.
Takamisakari-Kasugao. Poor Takamisakari, every inch of him expresses
misery and humiliation after being thrown so perfectly and so quickly by
Kasugao today. Kasugao strides back to his side as if he had done his
duty to show childlike T. a lesson. Even the announcer says, "Oh, don't
cry Takamisakari, it's only your second loss." Or is T. more than the
dimwit he appears? Perhaps he feels that the only way he can offset the
exciting loss is to escalate the drama.
Hakuhou-Rohou. Rohou could have avoided this loss - he uses his strength
to slow down Hakuhou at first. But Hakuhou waits for the mistake. When
it comes, he is like lightning and Rohou can do nothing. It isn't good
when your opponents know you will eventually do something stupid, and
all they have to do is wait for it.
Asashoryuu-Kyokutenhou. Wow, a "komatasukui" -- an upper thigh scooping
body drop. A jarring way to lose. Asashoryuu may still harbor a bit of
his own mortification after his loss to Dejima. To his way of thinking,
mortification is something to be inflicted on someone else, anyone else,
including his fellow Mongolian Kyokutenhou. Asashoryuu executes the
potentially bonebreaking move as if he were dropping a bag of garbage
into a ditch.
D6 torchbearer Kasuganishiki won against Jumonji to retain the torch,
chikara-mizu to Kakizoe, who lost to front-runner Tamakasuga.
If you're not playing the Torch game, it is easy. One email is all you
need to write. The winner gets a complete video set of the current
basho, all 31 hours of coverage with the English commentary, on Xvid avi
files suitable for viewing on a computer.
I added instructions for requesting a complete set of basho video in
case you don't win the Torchbearer game.
Details, pictures, videos, and explanations are at Barbara's Sumo Site,
More information about the Sumo