[sumo]Haru Day 2 Rikishi Quotes by Madorosumaru
Harold E. Shaver
hal6671 at aim.com
Mon Mar 16 18:40:59 EDT 2009
A little quicker today, here are Day 2 Rikishi Quotes reported by Sumo
Forum’s Madorosumaru, enjoy!
Hal "Chisaiyama" Shaver
Asashoryu: (Reaching a career victory milestone against an over-matched
Kakuryu) I saw a fan holding a sign saying "600 Wins." Has it been ten years
already? 600 wins, huh? [sigh].
More Ryu: (Not satisfied despite the easy win) My sumo [of the past two
days] hasn't been that good. I would like to do the kind of sumo I did
Even more Ryu: (Showing he is quite a baseball aficionado) I'd like to see
[Team Japan] beat Korea in the next game. Will Darvish be pitching? I am a
bit concerned. In any case, I think Venezuela will probably win the whole
Hakuho: (Making short work of Hokutoriki) I was able to get right into my
[preferred] form. After that, it got into the proper flow.
More Haku: (Asked to evaluate his own sumo) C'mon. You should know the
Musashigawa Rijicho: (Impressed by the yokozuna performance) His [initial]
step-in was really good and he followed that up nicely. When he does that,
there is nothing his opponent can do.
Kumagatani Oyakata, Hakuho's mentor: (Watching his deshi get better and
better) He is starting to look like Takanohana during his Golden Days.
Encore Haku: (Showing he is a baseball fan too) [Daisuke Matsuzaka] has been
a friend [since we played golf together]. [His win against Cuba] was the
ultimate. I am going to call him later.
Harumafuji: (Dancing a pirouette in a fortunate victory) I haven't been able
to do Ama-type sumo. It's been really tough.
Isegahama Oyakata, Harumafuji's shisho: (Explaining his deshi's troubles)
[With all the promotion-related functions] he just hasn't been able to do as
much keiko as he used to do.
Kisenosato: (Missing out on a big opportunity) [For just a moment] I thought
I had him, but he is no ordinary rikishi.
Tochiozan: (Overwhelming Kotooshu with blitzkrieg sumo) My oyakata advised
me to charge into his harite.
More Ozan: (Savoring his faultless sumo) Geez. I am totally elated. He is an
ozeki so this is a real confidence builder.
More Ozan: (Asked about his next goal) I have never achieved kachi-koshi in
the joi-jin. I am going to do my best to make that happen.
Kotooshu: (Looking miserable while watching Ozan being interviewed on TV)
I'll just have to gambarize tomorrow.
Kotomitsuki: (Rueful would be putting it mildly) I knew that the only way I
would lose would be on a pull. I should have been a lot more careful.
Miyabiyama: (All smiles after his dohyo-edge win) Geez. Has it gotten to the
point where there isn't any kensho for a bout between two old veterans like
Kaio: (Winning on a kote-nage while back-tracking) That's about all I can
do. I want to be moving forward but I am not in shape for that.
More Kaio: (Concerned about yet another injury) I feel a bit of tightness
[in my left leg]. I am going to get some treatment so it won't turn into a
Chiyotaikai: (Commenting wryly on all five ozeki being 1-1) Looks like
another close neck-to-neck race.
Baruto: (Salvaging a victory on a gyoji decision reversal) I wasn't sure
where the tawara (straw bale) was but I sort of felt confident [I was still
Toyonoshima: (Defeating Aminishiki for the eighth straight time) I wouldn't
call him an easy mark now, but compared to when I was losing to him, I have
gotten bigger and am able to do [more effective] oshi.
More Toyo: (Still bothered by his injured arm) The elbow won't last a long
bout, so I need to do quick sumo like today's.
(Snatching victory from jaws of defeat) What the hey. I won so I feel good.
[smile and wink]
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