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9745Re: [SCA-JML] Kesho-Mawashi? and sumo story

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  • iroadkilli@aol.com
    Jun 1, 2003
      I have to admit the story shows my age as well. although 20 years didnt fill
      very long ago.

      The standards dont really require big guys the minimum size requirement
      governing recruits state that an aspiring
      sumotori of 18 or younger must be at lest 170 cm (5'8") tall and weigh at
      lest 70 Kilos (154 lb) over 18 must be 173cm and 75kilos

      In a message dated 6/1/03 1:31:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time, nostrand@...

      > Greetings from Solveig! That story has to be pretty old. Takamiyama retired
      > a long long time ago. Takamiyama was pretty popular, but he was seriously
      > over the hill a year or so before he retired. They tried to rig a tournament
      > in his favor so that he could have a good send off. But he lost and shortly
      > after that we was loosing almost all of his bouts and as I recall was
      > actually demoted from the Seki no Uchi division before he finally gave up.
      > All of the professional Sumo wrestlers are big boys. There are minimum
      > height and weight requirements which assure this.
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