[sumo] Kotomitsuki Training Report
itsulon at wavecable.com
Tue Jan 1 16:55:18 EST 2008
On Jan 1, 2008, at 1:26 PM, Jeanne Hedge wrote:
> OK... here goes... This is derived from the forum.
> Kotomitsuki, as everyone may recall, was hospitalized with stomach
> pain in October, ultimately diagnosed as gall stones. He had
> surgery for the problem in late November, and the final stitches
> removed on December 19.
> His first keiko session (14 matches against low-rankers) was a few
> days later. His first keiko with sekitori was on Christmas day,
> and involved 7 bouts against Kotoshogiku. He was not reporting any
> pain, and the only sign he'd lost time was that he was down to 149
> kilo (7 kilos lost).
> Today's report (from Kintamayama) is that he's back up to 153 kilos
> and is promising to beat Asashoryu after 27 consecutive losses.
> Kotomitsuki is quoted as saying, "I'm not feeling helpless against
> him any more. After all, I am an Ozeki..."
Mickey's actual thought, including the un-uttered part: "I AM an
ozeki, and Shoryu HAS been off the dohyo for six months, and it IS
reported he still has injuries, and he DOES know that Uchidate's army
is watching him like a hawk..."
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