[sumo]Rikishi Quotes Haru Day 3
Harold E. Shaver
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Tue Mar 17 21:13:10 EDT 2009
Here are the Rikishi Quotes for Haru Day 3 translated by Sumo Forum’s
Hal "Chisaiyama" Shaver
Hakuho: (Unperturbed despite a challenge by Kakuryu) I guess I got pushed
back a little but I was able to withstand that by just bending my knees.
More Hakuho: (Flinging his opponent off the dohyo with a potent under-arm
throw) I was able to flex my elbow with perfect timing. That was good sumo.
Kakuryu: (Getting solace out of a valiant effort) My tachiai was good and I
moved forward well. Compared to before, I am able to do more of my own sumo.
More Kakuryu: (Looking forward to a return bout with the yokozuna) To do
that, I first have to get kachi-koshi.
Asashoryu: (Tossing aside Hokutoriki after corralling him into yotsu) I
killed off his initial onrush. Once you stop your opponent's charge, you
have control of the flow.
More Ryu: (Anticipating the challenge by Tochiozan) Well, tomorrow is
tomorrow, but I am looking forward to see what kind of sumo he'll come up
with. I want him to come at me with all he's got.
Chiyotaikai: (Losing abjectly to Young Lion Tochiozan) My tachiai is too
high so I am getting harried. I've fallen into a bad pattern.
Tochiozan: (Satisfied after blitzing Taikai) It was just as I planned. I
felt I needed to keep moving forward even if he used [his trademark] pull
More Ozan: (Remembering what he said yesterday) I am happy. Winning over an
ozeki [on shonichi] did indeed give me confidence.
Even more Ozan: (Looking forward to facing high school sempai Aasashoryu) I
want to make sure I don't get beat psychologically. If I get off a good
tachiai, I think I think I can give him a good bout.
Kasugano Oyakata, Ozan's shisho: (Showing even more confidence than his
deshi) He's gotten to the point where he shouldn't be losing to
Kaio: (Beating Kotoshogiku for his second win in a row) My tachiai wasn't
quite right but I was able to attack at the end.
More Kaio: (Not quite ready for the pasture) The up-and-coming youngsters
seem to be in good form. I need to gambarize to keep up with them in spirit.
Kotomitsuki: (Looking bad in losing to Kisenosato) I am fretting and my body
[movement] is all out of kilter. I want to move forward but my feet just
can't keep up.
More Mickey: (Feeling the pressures of kadoban) I want to win so badly that
my sumo is suffering from it.
Kisenosato: (Nonchalant in victory) [No biggie.] It was like he was leaning
too far forward so I pulled . . .
More Kise: (Cool as a cucumber when asked if he felt anything special about
his first win as sekiwake) Not really. That has nothing to do with anything.
Harumafuji: (Not satisfied despite win over Kyokutenho) I am not yet back to
my own sumo. Yesterday, Chiyotaikai-zeki advised me not to be overly
conscious about being an ozeki and to retain the attitude of a challenger.
That really helped.
Goeido: (Sending the hometown Osaka crowd into a frenzy by defeating Baruto
on a dramatic dohyo-edge reversal) That was the only move I had left. I got
my first win so that's a start.
Dejima: (Feeling really down in the dumps after losing to Takamisakari) If I
could do good sumo in just one bout, it would be a welcome remedy. [With the
bad left arm] my ottuske press has little effect so that makes it difficult
to get a [good] mawashi hold with my right.
Yamamotoyama: (Feeling like a jolly giant after pushing out Kakizoe to
remain undefeated) I can see [and follow] my opponent well, so everything is
just dandy. I think my eyesight has improved.
Iwakiyama: (Smiling weakly after winning an epic battle against Tochinoshin)
I suppose the important thing is that the fans enjoyed the bout. But my arms
are all shot. When I was serving chikara-mizu after the win, my hands were
trembling. Do you think they can credit me with three wins for this one?
Wakanosato: (A big grin belying his statement after overwhelming Homasho)
There is still a long way to go. This is not the time to feel satisfied with
(Losing by utchari for the first time in his sumo career) I suppose the fans
in Osaka were very happy.
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