Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sumo May Natsu Basho 2013 Day 12

Sumo May Natsu Basho 2013 Day 12

BONUS - Orora vs Kenho
I wanted to see what my big buddy Orora was up to. The answer was the same as usual as Kenho just basically walked straight into him and pushed him out.

J4e     Asasekiryu (5-6) vs J10w    Takanoyama (5-6)
They had to do a redo. Here is part 2.
Tak held onto the arm and tried to do something with it but couldn't. Asa got a little off balance and Tak used his knee to push Asa out with a thrust. Tak has some really weak slaps. He should improve on those.
J8e     Tochinowaka (7-4)  vs J1w     Asahisho (3-8)

Tochinowaka took a ton of thrusts but he held on and used his power to victory.
S1e     Goeido (5-6) vs M5e     Shohozan (6-5)
Odd match here. Both men slipped but Shohozan slipped first to lose.
O2e     Kotoshogiku (8-3) vs M3w     Aran (4-7)
Koto overpowered Aran early, Aran came back and Koto overpowered him again for the win. Aran did better than I expected but never had a shot.

M4e     Aoiyama (5-6) vs  O2w     Kotooshu (6-5)
This was pathetic. I'm convinced Aoiyama is throwing matches at this point. They have been extremely fishy losses. Koto didn't even try here and pushed Aoiyama out with ease.
Y1e     Hakuho (11-0) vs  O1w     Kakuryu (10-1)
Hakuho was super aggressive and latched onto Kakuryu early. Kaku got no grip, got turned around and then pushed out.
O1e     Kisenosato (11-0) vs Y1w     Harumafuji (9-2)
Kisenosato overpowered Harumafuji right from the start and won this won with ease. Kisenosato goes to 12-0 and probably his best start in a long time. Harumafuji at best can only tie Kisenosato and Hakuho now for the lead.

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