A former World Sprinter, here he is in the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo, Japan in the 200 meters
Okuyama is on the far right of the photo. He is a Gym Instructor for Tipness
I'd probably die in his class...
In Sasuke 23 returned to the 3rd stage and avenged his loss to the Shin Cliffhanger..
but he was painfully eliminated on the Spider Flip
TBS harping that Sasuke is his Olympics (since he never got to qualify for them)
Age 39 and still kicking butt.. I mean.. seriously..
He's been training hard outside of his friggin balcony for his revenge on the Spider Flip
.. this freaks me out... the gate was all flimsy and buckled under his weight.. lol
.. because cake is not a lie..
He trains with his kids in tow :p
Hopefully the suit is not for scuba diving...
Daughter Lilia, Wife Sachiko and.. son Takaya
LOL I had no idea what he said but apparently Ube knows :D
(His son Takaya says that "maybe" he can do it. Thanks son. You get no allowance. For all eternity.)
She's cute as a button!
TBS Suckitude Chart™ Update.. Finals Party underway.. everyone's invited! Come on Down!
奥山義行 getting ready for his 3rd Stage 3 run in a ROW
.. who says he's too old? They can officially bite me..
LOL the fog machines are kicking hot and heavy.. he's in a haze now.. maybe residuals from the bong party Kongo was having? Dunno...
Speaking of party.. Okuyama's family is hoping they have one now since they used Kongo's as a warmup!
Doing great on the Rope Junction
Time for Sasuke Spray
Anxious family cheering on each section
.. freaking me out..
More Sasuke Spray.. maybe the haze was from previous competitors piling up in the air?
Time for the Shin Cliffhanger!!
And across he goes...
Success! He's got this nailed down now
LOL another day at the office as well.. no emotion whatsoever.. just wondering if he has enough goop for the next section on his hands
Nope.. need more goop..
Wife shouting support to her husband
Transition from the Jumping Bars
No problems on the Hang Climbing
Also no leg assistance on the Spider Flip set up
Climbing up the Spider Flip
More shouting support!
Getting ready for the Jump...
Yo what'up.. Japanese homey
Moose.. wtf... there's definitely something in the water in Japan... seriously..
Niiiiiiice everyone so far has beaten the Spider Flip! That's 6 in a row!!!
Kids are having kittens!
Wife is having kittens too!
Takeda looking on right before the jump..
and right after the jump
Phew.. just one last obstacle to go...
Lilia jumping out of her skin right now..
Okuyama invoking the Nagano Rule™ to get his wind back before the last final push
Sachiko is delightfully vocal today!
Wow.. he responded! Awwwwwwww
Here he goes....
AND THE JUMP.....
HOLY FRIGGIN'.. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OMG HE DID IT!!!!!! HE FRIGGIN' DID IT!!
In a rare display.. he's overcome with emotion so he just stops everything and tries gets a hold of himself
Elation, relief, jubilation, exhaustion..
During the swing..
Awwwww this is so cute!!
Sachiko is smarter than Kumiko and actually carefully smooshes her 2 kids without bonking their heads.. LOL
and after the jump as TBS updates the Suckitude Chart™ with yet another Circle
Takeda channeling Nagano's girly giggle™
He's up next..
And just like that he's overcome with nerves...
He can barely stand..
Reaction from the Finals Kongo line...
And we've got another party member!
Lee is beside himself with happiness
Takeda can't stop smiling
correction.. he's freaking out again..
Takeda: "Iketai ni isshouni."
(P.S. I have no idea what that is either..)
My God.. Takeda is freaking me out.. GOD I hope he doesn't choke..
He literally looks like he's going to cry...
Aww man I'm going to lose it if he fails...
TBS torturing Takeda.. again..
Sachiko thanking her friends
A high five to Kenji as he actually grabs her hands LOL
She is deeply bowing to the Takahashi family for their unfailing support
Wow I can get used to this .. interview with Final Tower behind
HOLY CRAP .. a real smile!!!!
I'm so happy right now :) He may not be the most animated person ever but he's a force of nature.. Heck even when he was the first to annihilate the Salmon Ladder with the fastest climb..
Geeez.. he's downright cheesing right now!
Wow.. if you could cut tension with a knife.. Nagano is trying to give Takeda space to breathe...
Quiet support as to not overcome his buddy
Almost looks like a funeral though Nagano is doing his best to instill confidence in him..
.. he can barely breathe.. he's gasping for air.. IT HASN'T EVEN STARTED YET..
Meanwhile TBS replays Okuyama's greatest hits
Especially his revenge on the Spider Flip
finally got to turn all the way around for a chance to grab it
Near perfect landing for him as well
and a rare display of emotion ..
wow fist pumps and everything
He even can't believe it
wtf.. HANDS AGAIN?
We've been through this.. it's only hands today..
.. baby slap..
KISS YOUR WIFE DAMN YOU!
SHE WANTS A KISS!!!!!!!!
.. I gotta go...
Dude this is insane...
I'm so happy right now
Regarding the last picture,
it appears that the interviewer was asking about Takeda & Lee's reply was that he was worried that Takeda may have too much pressure.
Another tiny unimportant detail. The clip of Okuyama was the heats
& NOT the quarter-final.
He was in the same heat as Michael Johnson & finished 2nd in that heat. Okuyama qualified for the quarter-finals & finished 5th, thus could not get to semi-final. TBS showed the arrow pointing to Okuyama in that clip where he was 2nd place.
Wow really? Lee is very perceptive. And this is why so many people shouldn't be so quick to slap labels on people and wish TBS cranking the pressure machine. Kanno imploded at 99 and so did Yuuji (in 23).
Yeah his result is what I was recording but you are absolutely correct on which one was actually show. It's funny that sometimes they show the arrow on the wrong person.. LOL!!! Did you notice that? This time they didn't even use an arrow!
Your blog is from a woman's viewpoint & highlighted things i would fail to notice usually...ie. Kenji was more "warm" ( i don't know which english word to use ) in his celebration with Sachiko than Okuyama with his own wife! LOL! A unknowing stranger would have thought that Kenji was the husband! HAHAHA!
my 7 yr-old niece looked like Ain when she was younger at 4 & still chubby. Now my niece is too thin & lost her front tooth, she looks like Lilia. :)
I understand warm :) Yeah that's a good word to use. Poor Okuyama is a straight laced proper Japanese Gentlemen.. it's my fault I like wild men.. er.. hmm that didn't come out right..
:) for your last comment!
Amazing stage 3! And wonderfully perceptive captions/comments!
Finally, had enough contrast to see son's name. It's Takuya! The Takahashi and Okuyama families are so interesting to compare. The fathers are so different but the wives and kids are more similar.
When Daddy made it over on the Spider Flip, Lilia said "Oh I could cry right now!" Too cute!
Thanks chaki for the translations! :)
Tehehehh Jelena .. well? :D ahahhaha
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