Sumo Tournament 初場所

Today, Sunday, Sumo Tournament has started. I love Sumo and watch TV. I would like to introduce a very interesting comment on 17th July last year.

Sumo Tournament is divided into the first half and latter half of Makuuchi division and one person(master) makes comments through.That day a referee misjudged in the first half. Being asked for comment on this misjudge the commentator said, “wrestler who lost by misjudgment had good start. ” For the latter half there was another misjudgment by referee. This same commentator asked comment on this misjudgment and said,”wrestler who lost by misjudgment had good start.”This comment surprised me, for both first one and the second one are exactly same. However, what he said might be right as winning percentage more depend on good start.