[sumo] Surprise successor to Tokitsukaze?
kerisib at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 6 00:00:48 EDT 2007
Cool news! I've always liked Tokitsuumi! If you look
close enough and squint your eyes you can see why they
used to call him "Superman!" Or was it "Clark Kent?"
--- Moti <kintamayama at yahoo.com> wrote:
> The latest news is that 11 year veteran Maegashira
> Tokitsuumi will retire immediately and take over
> Tokitsukaze Beya, contrary to the belief it would be
> Edagawa Oyakata (ex-Aogiyama), who is attached to
> Tokitsukaze beya.
> is being reported that Tokitsuumi refused to retire
> at first, but after
> being persuaded by the former shisho and others he
> has agreed. As a
> first step, he has submitted a request to be absent
> from this morning's
> charity tournament and the Aki jungyo which
> commences on Sunday. He
> will be busy with the formal stuff he has to go
> through to retire and then
> acquire/switch the kabu he has (Nishikijima) with
> the newly ousted Tokitsukaze Oyakata by the 9th,
> which is the deadline Kitanoumi
> quoted. It is also being noted that Tokitsuumi is
> very popular among
> the heya deshi and he was the one helping them to
> keep it together
> during this crisis. He is also known for his
> leadership capabilities.
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