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The Sumo Dust Settles Down

08-30-2010 15:16 BJT

BEJING, 29th August – For the second sumo competition day, 77 excellent athletes all over the world inspired enthusiasm and exerted themselves to win the games. More and more spectators swarmed into the CAU gymnasium enthusiastically. The sound of cheering filled into the whole gym to welcome the grand sumo competition.

The first match is the Sumo Women’s Lightweight competition. During the bronze medal match, Svitlana TROSIUK (UKR) defeated the opponent by uwate-nage after boosting by the applause of the spectators full of the vigorous enjoyment. The highlight following was the final of women’s lightweight. The girl from Bulgarianamed Anna METODIEVA calmly pushed the opponent to the edge of the ring. After a 5 seconds standoff, Anna suddenly beat the rival down by yoki-kiri and win the final. Nelli VOROBYENA (RUS) helplessly claimed the silver medal.

On the Men’s Lightweight, the final should be fought out between Nachyn MONGUSH (RUS) and Gantugs RENTSEDORJ (MGL). Nachyn toppled Gantugs by kala-sukashi rapidly. The final just took 5 seconds. The bronze medal went to SHIMAKO Takashi (JPN).

The Women Heavyweight Sumo competitions showed the combination of strenth and skills, In one of the semifinals, facing the bigger and stronger rival, the Ukraine player showed no fear on her face. Before the match, they saw each other straightly for a long time. After the fierce strike, they fall into the competition of strength; both of them nearly stopped moving. Suddenly, Svitlana IAROMKA topple Anna ZHIGALOVA by uwate-dasui-hage, progressing into the final. The other semifinal was the stage ready for the Ukraine big woman Svitana IAROMKA and the Russian Sumo Women’s lightweight runner-up. At the beginning, they both gazed at each other. Neither of them acted rashly not willing to show their flaws to the opponent. All the spectators centered on the ring preventing missing even a little part of the final. And then the Russian athlete kept swinging her huge body to delude her opponent. Suddenly Snitana used yoki-kiri in a skillfully masterful manner and get the access to the final. Anna ZHIGALOVA (RUS)took the bronze medal comfortably. The final competition was the Ukraine derby. By the monsterlike body, Olga DAVYDKO won the gold medal overwhelmingly. Svitlana IAROMAYA stood in the second place.

In Men’s Openweight matches, the gold and bronze medal matches almost were the copies of the Heavyweight matches. And even the final competition was just the same as yesterday. Russian athlete Alan Karaev won the gold medal by beating his Japanese counterpart Tanaka Hiroaki again. Tanaka used any possible method, trying to avoid close-range struggle, however, because of the gap of strength and physical conditions with his opponent, he was pushed out of the field, missing the championship. In the tournament of bronze medal, Byambajav Ulambayar from Mongolia played against his old “friend” Shimako Takashi. Byambajav did his best, trying to beat Shimako, for he had been beaten by his Japanese opponent in the Heavyweight matches. By his perseverance and his advantage in strength, he justled Shimako out of the stage and won the bronze medal at last.

Until the end of this day, the Sumo competition on this Sportaccord Combat Games Beijing dropped it’s curtain perfectly. Russia which won 4 gold medals undoubtably became the biggest winner in the sumo followed by Ukraine and Japan.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: CNTV.cn

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