[sumo]Quotes Day 5
Harold E. Shaver
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Fri Mar 20 11:26:38 EDT 2009
And continuing to catch up here are Madorosumaru’s Rikishi Quotes from Day
Hal "Chisaiyama" Shaver
Asashoryu: (Satisfied with his fast start after thwarting Goeido's
challenge) I've been able to focus properly. I'm treating [each bout] like
it's still shonichi.
More Ryu: (Asked how it feels to face all the up-and-coming youngsters) Hey,
guys, I'm still only 28. [When I was a komusubi] I really looked forward to
going up against yokozuna and ozeki.
Goeido: (Taking his hat off to the yokozuna) He beat me at the tachiai. What
can I do? I guess I'll just have to do my very best starting tomorrow.
Hakuho: (Marching Tochiozan right out of the ring) It was just a matter of
the flow. [As for both yokozuna remaining undefeated] that's the way it
Tochiozan: (Succumbing meekly to Hakuho after losing the previous day to the
other yokozuna) I wanted to come up with something, but once he got hold of
me, it was all over. Both yokozuna have really quick tachiai.
Kaio: (Surprising everyone including himself with a frenetic win against
Miyabiyama) I have to do forward-moving sumo because backtracking puts too
much of a burden on my [injured] legs.
Tomozuna Oyakata, Kaio's shisho: (Pleased by his deshi's sumo) Isn't he in
great form? His tachiai is especially good.
Miyabiyama: (Flabbergasted by the unexpectedly mobile old warrior) I thought
I had the flow going my way. If he could move around [the dohyo] like that,
he couldn't be hurt that badly.
Chiyotaikai: (Seething after falling for a henka by Kakuryu) [. . .] [glare]
More Taikai: (To a hapless tsukebito inadvertently blocking his view of the
TV) Get the %^&$ out of the way!
Harumafuji: (Unsatisfied despite delighting the crowd with a David flipping
Goliath move against Baruto) My feet aren't moving [forward] at tachiai. I
really don't know why.
More Haru: (Reflecting on his four straight victories) Somehow I am managing
to win. I think I am getting into better form little by little.
Kotomitsuki: (Seeing some light in the darkness of kadoban tunnel) I was
able to move forward well. I'd be satisfied if I could keep doing sumo like
today's. I want to keep the momentum going.
Tosanoumi: (Winning his first by thrusting the gargantuan Yamamotoyama into
the ringside seats) I'm really happy. I hate it when I'm in a losing streak.
[YMY] is huge but, look, I've fought against Konishiki.
Yamamotoyama: (Impressed by the veteran's dohyo know-how) You really don't
know [about sumo] until you do it. I felt he had the kind of strength that
is hard to describe in words.
More YMY: (Satisfied with his performance so far) I think I am doing quite
well. I just want to stay healthy and in good form for the rest of the
Kokkai: (Winning when Shotenryo went down on his knee by himself) Sure, I
was surprised. But, I was just getting into the position that I had planned.
It wasn't just a matter of luck.
Homasho: (Asked whether Kakizoe pulled his mage during the slap down) I was
fighting frantically so [I really couldn't tell]. But, if I could have moved
forward even one more step, I would have won.
Dejima: (Defeating Wakanosato despite a possible torn arm muscle for his
first win) Once you're on the dohyo, you can't go around complaining that
you're hurting. [Obviously] I am not in perfect shape, but a win is the best
More Dejima: (Using this win as an impetus for reversing his fortunes) Hit
hard and move forward--that's all I have in mind.
Kisenosato: (Complimented about his winning streak of three) Yes, things are
okay. I hadn't been doing well against [Kotoshogiku] so I really wanted to
Kotoshogiku: (Staying positive despite losing four in a row) My sumo hasn't
been bad. I'm not feeling down. I'll just gambarize tomorrow.
(Lamenting his loss to the little guy while rubbing the left elbow hurt the
day before by guess-who) Ahhh. Bad, bad, bad. [sigh] It's not that I'm in
bad form . . .
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