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House Proceeding 06-15-09 on Jun 15th, 2009 :: 1:05:15 to 1:07:20
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Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:05:11 to 1:05:31( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: this recognition of jesse kuhaulua, a true ambassador of the aloha spirit. i yield back the balance of my time. mr. faleomavaega: mr. the gen ms. hirono: yes, i will yield. mr. faleomavaega: mr. speaker, i want to commend and thank my good friend my colleague from hawaii from sharing with us her

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:05:15 to 1:07:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:05:32 to 1:05:55( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: statement concerning these outstanding athletes. maybe and ode to my colleagues in the house, just to give you and indication of what these gentlemen looks like, tack yamminga, he was 6'4" and weighed 350 pounds at the height of his ability -- takamiyama, he was 6'4" and weighed 350 pounds at the

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:05:56 to 1:06:17( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: height of his ability. akebono, chad rowan, is about 6'8" and weighed almost 500 pounds. and so was musashimaru, both yokozuna, which is the highest level of the championship in japanese sumo wrestling. and musashimaru, who was about 6'4", weighed almost 500 pounds as well. don't be misled by the fact

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:06:18 to 1:06:38( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: that these gentlemen heavy. they say that in sumo wrestling they -- when one little push or shove with one arm, they could literally hurt you. i've seen personally the training these gentlemen go through about six or seven hours a day. and in building their -- and

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:06:39 to 1:07:01( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: you have to do the splits. so you -- believe it or not, these gentlemen can do the splits just like you wld be doing a ballet dancing, if you will, in terms of the conditioning and the ability that they have to really strengthen the go to the mat and conduct the sport, this ancient sport of sumo again, i do want to thank my good friend.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:07:02 to 1:07:22( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: ms. hirono: i will -- will the gentleman yield? mr. faleomavaega: i will yield. ms. hirono: israel kamaka wrote a wonderful song about our hawaiian sumo wrestlers calling them gentle giants. i yield back. mr. faleomavaega: i

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