#sumo #Kisenosato [Ubpost Banner]Kakuryu finished the tournament with ten wins and five losses. Yokozuna Harumafuji D.Byambadorj’s final day opponent was Ozeki Kisenosato, which Harumafuji won by pushing Kisenosato out of the ring. Kisenosato finished the basho with 11 wins, same as …
Sumo: Hakuho leads march of new Mongolian warriors
#sumo #Kisenosato [Emirates247]Opposite the Mongolian-born yokozuna (grand champion) stood, somewhat fittingly, Japan’s top-ranked wrestler Kisenosato, the last barrier between Hakuho and a history-making triumph. Seconds later, Hakuho fended off his opponent’s initial barrage of slaps …
Wow, one has to admire the dedication of these men in pursuit of the
perfect sumo body and the ultimate flexibility. The hours of training,
the incredible hard work, and a love for what one does. That’s a
surefire mix for success, for anyone. わお。相撲のためのこの強靭で柔軟なカラダを、作り、維持するために、彼らがどれだけの努力をしたことか。 熱い情熱とたゆまぬ努力。どんな夢だって、成し遂げるにはそれが必要だよね。
#sumo #Kisenosato [The Wall Street Journal]Fans in the Tokyo arena hurled cushions into the air over the upset Wednesday when Hakuho was pushed out of the ring by Kisenosato, the junior-ranked wrestler who ended Hakuho’s inspiring 63-bout winning streak during the Kyushu Grand Tournament in November.
I TOOK THIS CANDID PORTRAIT WHILE WAITING OUTSIDE THE RYOGOKU KOKUGIKAN IN THE HOPE OF GETTING HOLD OF SOME SUMO WRESTLERS POST-FIGHT. WHAT I ESPECIALLY LIKE ABOUT THIS GUY (ASIDE FROM HIS EXCELLENT CHOICE OF STANCE) IS THE FACT THAT EVERYDAY I SEE HUNDREDS OF COOL OLDER JAPANESE MEN JUST GOING ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS, IN THE STREET OR ON THE SUBWAY. FOR ME, THESE ARE SOME OF THE HARDEST PEOPLE TO GET PHOTOS OF, PURELY BASED ON HOW ‘ORDINARY’ THEY PROBABLY ARE. IF THAT MAKES SENSE? ANYWAYS, EVENTUALLY HE NOTICED I WAS TAKING HIS PICTURE. GO TO THE NEW COLLECTING MELBOURNE FACEBOOK PAGE TO CHECK OUT HIS REACTION.