Day 3 is here: http://prowresblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/sumo-january-hasho-basho-day-3.html
How to watch:
Araibira's channel(Has all matches, no commentary) - http://www.youtube.com/user/araibira/videos?view=0
JasonsinJapan's channel(Top 6 matches plus commentary) - http://www.youtube.com/user/JasonsinJapan/videos
Japan Sumo Associations live stream(On very early in USA night until early USA mornings)(Use Windows Media Player) -
For more on each wrestler, their stats, tournaments and schedules check out:
Y = Yokozuna - 1st rank
O = Ozeki - 2nd rank
S = Sekiwake - 3rd rank
K = Komusubi - 4th rank
M and a number = Maegashira - 5th rank
J = Juryo = 6th rank and the top of the second division of sumo
Takanoyama(J5) vs Homarefuji(J8)
Both guys are 2-1 going into this.
Jokoryu(J1) vs Wakakyou(J3)
Jokoryu controlled this the whole time and threw his opponent to the side to go to 3-1, as expected.
Tochinowaka(M15) vs Sagatsukasa(J2)
They are both 2-2 all time against each other. Sagatsukasa is 3-0 going into this.
Shotenro(M14) vs Takarafuji(M14)
Shotenro is 4-1 against Takarafuji.
Kitataiki(M10) vs Asahisho(M13)
Kitataiki is 1-0 against Asahisho. He is now at 2-0 against Asahisho as he got the win to go to 4-0.
Tochinoshin(M6) vs Yoshikaze(M8)
Tochinoshin is 10-4 against Yoshikaze.
Gagamaru(M4) vs Aoiyama(M6)
They are 1-1 against each other and Aoiyama is 3-0 going into this. Gaga is 1-2 and could use a win.
These are two of the biggest guys in the top division going at it and two foreigners.
Aminishiki(M1) vs Kakuryu(O)
Kisenosato(O) vs Baruto(S)
Baruto is 19-5 against Kisenosato. Baruto really should get this one, but we will see.
Kotooshu(O) vs Myogiryu(M1)
Kotooshu is 4-0 against Myogiryu.
Goeido(S) vs Kotoshogiku(O)
Kotoshogiku is 8-11 against Goeido and is 3-0 going into this.
Hakuho(Y) vs Toyonoshima(M2)
Hakuho is 21-3 against his opponent and is 2-1 going into this.
One question is whether Hakuho gave an extra push or not. Let's take a look:
Harumafuji(Y) vs Kyokutenho(M2)
Harumafuji is 3-0 going into this and is 15-6 against Kyokutenho.
|Harumafuji slips and almost loses|
|Did he touch the dohyo?|
4-0: Harumafuji, Tochinoshin, Kitataiki and Tochinowaka.
3-1: Hakuho, Goeido, Kotoshogiku, Kaisei, Aoiyama, Takayasu, Chiyotairyu, Shotenro, Jokoryu and Takarfuji.
2-2: Kisenosato, Kakuryu, Kotooshu, Baruto, Tochiozan, Aminishiki, Myogiryu, Gagamaru, Masunoyama, Okinoumi, Wakanasato, Fujiazuma, Sadanofuji, Tamawashi, Takanoyama and Tamaasuka.
1-3: Shohozan, Toyonoshima, Kyokutenho, Aran, Ikioi, Tokitenku, Daido, Asahisho and Kotoyuiki.
0-4: Toyohibiki, Yoshikaze, Takekaze and Miyabiyama.
Overall thoughts: Fun day of sumo with a couple of nice upsets. The Yokozuna's matches were interesting and I really enjoyed today. The race is heating up here and the undefeated guys are dropping fast. Stay tuned for more tommorow!