| 73Q Music Videos | Vote On Clips | Submit | Login   |

Reddit Digg Stumble Facebook
Desc:Generally regarded as the best post-war Rikishi. Won 32 tournaments. From 50's to early 70's.
Category:Sports
Tags:Japan, sumo, sumo wrestling, sumo week, taiho
Submitted:teethsalad
Date:08/12/09
Views:1745
Rating:
View Ratings
Register to vote for this video

People Who Liked This Video Also Liked:
Knock yourself out!
I am Maru 2.
Jesus Christ Bail Bonds
Just Like Mom - Fergie Olver is a horrible human being
A Sea Biscuit's Life
Vajazzling!
Hypnotized Spy
Terry Pratchett - Risen apes vs fallen angels
InvisibleCrane on guitar games
Skittles Mirror Commercial
Comment count is 3
Document
I've never seen a sumo fight that rough before.

Do you get extra points for picking your opponent up by the diaper and spinning him in circles in a comical yet fearsome fashion?
teethsalad
multipart is broken

pt. 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrUuEDAFz58

pt. 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooKNWZyhTZo
teethsalad
"He was born on the island of Sakhalin to a Japanese mother and an ethnic Ukrainian father who had fled the Bolshevik Revolution. However, he is regarded as having come from Teshikaga, Hokkaid?, where he moved to as a child after the Soviet Union took control of Sakhalin in 1945. While on a sumo tour to the Soviet Union in 1965 he tried to locate his father, but without success. Taiho was the first of three great yokozuna who all hailed from Hokkaido, the most northerly of the main islands of Japan, and who among them dominated sumo during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s."

"At the time of his promotion Taiho was the youngest ever wrestler to achieve sumo's highest rank of yokozuna at 21 years and three months, a record subsequently surpassed by Kitanoumi who was one month younger. Exceptionally for a newly promoted Yokozuna he also managed to win his first tournament subsequent to his promotion."

"His career win ratio was in excess of 80%, which is also a post-war record."
Register or login To Post a Comment







Video content copyright the respective clip/station owners please see hosting site for more information.
Privacy Statement