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Sasuke ShurikenSASUKE2001秋 (SASUKE #08)
Tokyo Broadcasting System [TBS] broadcast date Saturday, September 29th, 2001

Stage Results Overview
Competitors to clear 1ST Stage = 6
Competitors to clear 2ND Stage = 4
Competitors to clear 3RD Stage = 2
Competitors to clear FINAL Stage = 0
Top 5SASUKE #08 - Top 5 Results
The top 5 performances for this competition are listed by highest obstacle and then by competitior number.
Name (氏名) # Result - Obstacle Stage
Kane Kosugi
91 Sasuke Stage Failed - Tsuna Nobori (Rope Climb aka Final Rope) - 綱登り FINAL
Jordan Jovtchev
59 Sasuke Stage Failed - Spider Climb - スパイダークライム FINAL
TAKEDA Toshihiro
TAKEDA Toshihiro
竹田 敏浩
71 Sasuke Stage Failed - Pipe Slider - パイプスライダー 3RD
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Shoei (TAKAHASHI Teruhide)
81 Sasuke Stage Failed - Body Prop - ボディプロップ 3RD
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SAKAWA Ryuichi
佐川 隆一
62 Sasuke Stage Failed - Chain Reaction - チェーンリアクション 2ND
MicrophoneSASUKE #08 - Commentators
Announcer (アナウンサー) Competitors Covered
初田 啓介
1ST Stage: 1st to 80th
古舘 伊知郎
1ST Stage: 81st-100th, 2ND Stage, 3RD Stage and FINAL stage
SASUKE #08 - Course (Obstacle) Configuration
Total Obstacles = 19
SASUKE 1ST Stage image
Time Limit = 0 seconds
Time Limit: 77.0 seconds

01. Godantobi (Quintuple Step) - 五段跳び NEW

02. Rolling Maruta (Rolling Log) - ローリング丸太

03. Oodama (Big Boulder) - 大玉 NEW

04. Jump Hang - ジャンプハング

05. Soritatsu Kabe (Warped Wall) - そり立つ壁

06. Tarzan Jump - ターザンジャンプ

07. Rope Climb - ロープクライム

SASUKE 2ND Stage image
Time Limit = 0 seconds
Time Limit: 100.0 seconds

08. Chain Reaction - チェーンリアクション

Brick Climb - ブリッククライム

09. Spider Walk - スパイダーウォーク

10. Goren Hammer (Hammer Dodge) - 5連ハンマー

11. Gyakuso Conveyor (Reverse Conveyor) - 逆走コンベア

12. Wall Lifting - ウォールリフティング

SASUKE 3RD Stage image
Time Limit = none
Time Limit: none

13. Propeller Untei (Propeller Bars) - プロペラ雲梯

14. Body Prop - ボディプロップ

15. Arm Bike - アームバイク

16. Cliffhanger - クリフハンガー

17. Pipe Slider - パイプスライダー

SASUKE FINAL Stage image
Time Limit = 0 seconds
Time Limit: 30.0 seconds

18. Spider Climb - スパイダークライム

19. Tsuna Nobori (Rope Climb aka Final Rope) - 綱登り

Notes The 8th Competition, official name: SASUKE2001秋 (literally SASUKE 2001 Fall) is arguably one of the best and emotional tournaments to not have a winner. For the whole tournament, a typhoon showered Midoriyama in rains, causing several long rain delays. The rains also caused the course to be very slick.

This tournament introduced a new first obstacle: the Godantobi, which is still used today. The new obstacle eliminated over 50 people. Also, the rains made the Soritatsu Kabe very slick causing several time outs, most notably Shane Kosugi and Yamada Katsumi. Newcomer Jordan Jovtchev, an Olympic gymnast from Bulgaria, took three attempts to clear the Soritatsu Kabe and thus had less than ten seconds when he made it to the Rope Climb. He was able to fly up the Rope Climb and then clear at the very last moment, with 0.00 seconds left on the clock, the closest finish in any stage in history. Before this tournament, Yamada declared he would retire if he could not clear the First Stage. He timed out on the Soritatsu Kabe, however. After which, resumed and was able to scale the Soritatsu Kabe in one shot and completed the remainder of the stage. It was a very emotional moment as many people thought this would be Yamada's last tournament. Despite the rain squall, six were able to clear the First Stage.

In the Second Stage, the time limit was raised to 100 seconds, the highest Second Stage time limit in history. Due to the rains, the electric Gyakuso Conveyor had to be halted to prevent shocking those who crossed it. The field was narrowed down from six to four.

In the Third Stage, the results were vastly better than previous tournaments. Three out of the four competitors made it to the Pipe Slider, with two of them clearing. Jovtchev became the first and only rookie to advance to the Final Stage. American Kane Kosugi also cleared, marking the first time that foreign competitors made it to the Final Stage, a feat that has only been replicated by Taiwanese rock climber Li En Zhi in SASUKE 24.

In the Final Stage, rains were heavy making grip tough. Jovtchev did not scale the Spider Climb fast enough and the walls spread apart before he could reach the Tsuna Nobori. Kosugi made it about halfway up the Rope Climb, but timed out. As the rain poured, he cried at the bottom of the tower. This was Kosugi's final SASUKE tournament.

This article uses material from the "SASUKE_8" article on the SASUKEPEDIA wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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