Sumo Kaboom

Leslie and Laurie Collins, Texan sisters, comedians, and diehard sumo fans, talk about all things sumo.

Episode 50: Who's Tochinoumi? Confused About Special Prizes?

We talk about Yokozuna Tochinoumi, who just passed, and learn who he was and what he was known for. Then, we jump into a discussion about the world of Special Prizes. Why are there sometimes a bunch of guys with the same Special Prize? And why are there sometimes NO winners of special awards? We were confused, so we set out to get to the bottom of it.

Along the way, we discuss silicone inserts, Burgess Meredith, beauty pageants, peaches and Barb. Ya know, as you do.

1:00 our website and new Youtube channel
3:00 Sumo News
6:15 Tochinoumi
11:00 Silicone inserts
13:30 Burgess Meredith
22:15 Special Prizes
26:15 Baseline Special Awards Info
29:10 Gino sho or Technique Prize
32:00 Outstanding Performance Award
35:15 Fighting Spirit Award
38:30 Which current wrestler has won the most Special Prizes?

Quotes:
"Rise and shine for the best apples, that's what I always say."

"Another greatness of his is to be able to pound the peaches."

"I dont' know how to say this. I should have looked this up beforehand, but I didn't. It's the Gino sho or the Technique Prize." "TECH-NIQUE."

"I like the way you're bringing this home to beauty pageants."

Sources: NEWS
https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202101290000090.html
https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202101290000589.html
https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202101290001172.html
https://japantoday.com/category/sports/sumo-stablemaster-tokitsukaze-on-hot-seat-over-virus-safety-issues
https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202101290000306.html
https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202101310000387.html
https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202102010000845.html

Tochinoumi sources:
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%A0%83%E3%83%8E%E6%B5%B7%E6%99%83%E5%98%89
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tochinoumi_Teruyoshi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_sumo_terms#M

Other Yokozuna references
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tochinishiki_Kiyotaka
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tochigiyama_Moriya

Silicone hair reference
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mainoumi_Sh%C5%ABhei

Special Prizes:
https://www.everything2.com/title/Sumo+Special+Prizes
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2019/01/27/sumo/sumo-101-special-prizes/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanshō(sumo)
https://tachiai.org/2019/05/26/natsu-special-prizes/
https://tachiai.org/2019/07/21/nagoya-special-prizes/

Sumo Database
http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Sansho.aspx