Sumo Summit Major 15-day sumo tournaments, like this one last month in Fukuoka, Japan, occur six times a year. The elite sumotori wrestle daily in matches that can pit a 500-pound man against a 250-pounder

December 24, 2001

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TWO COLOR PHOTOS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY BOB MARTIN THE RIKISHI (wrestlers) gather for the tournament's opening ceremony, the Dohyo-iri. Then it's on to the shikiri, or stare-down. TWO COLOR PHOTOS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY BOB MARTIN THE GRAPPLING lasts until a rikishi is forced from the ring or falls. Musashimaru gets Asashoryu (below) both ways. THREE COLOR PHOTOS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY BOB MARTIN OGINISHIKI (in green) uses yoritaoshi, one of 82 sumo techniques, to throw Tokitsuumi from the ring.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)