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#1 Kintamayama

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 07:49

A lot of excitement as the new recruits arrived for their initial check-ups.
Both of them (no small feat-last year at Nagoya there was only one..) passed . One of them is 19 year old Wakayama who left Daito Bunka's sumo club in the middle of the year and will be joining Ounomatsu beya. "I just wanted to be part of the sumo world as quickly as possible," he explained.
The other guy is a Mongolian, Erdenbilg Elkmanrai ?? Who is joining Kasugayama.

Edited by Kintamayama, 04 July 2011 - 07:52.

What do you get when you cross an insomniac, an agnostic and a dyslexic?

A guy who is up all night arguing with himself over whether or not there is a dog.

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#2 Asashosakari

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 10:35

Behold, it the's reappearance of the Mongolian who was connected to Takashima-beya half a year ago! Guess they're still short one maezumo rikishi though, assuming he has to sit out one basho as usual...

Wakayama has been around Onomatsu-beya for quite a while already - see here (kid with glasses in the blue shirt) at a senshuraku party in May 2004, and again a year and a half later after a youth sumo tourney in Kanazawa.

Here he is in his current form (173/144):

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Checkup nurse vainly trying to stop him from swallowing the hair dryer:

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His parents were active in judo in their own days, both competing at the national level with Wakayama's mother even taking home a bronze medal in her weight class, so consequently Wakayama himself used to be active in both judo and sumo. He decided to concentrate on sumo after entering high school and it paid off with a quarterfinal appearance in the usually star-studded Kokutai junior games last year. (Darn, I knew I should've translated those results again...)

Edited by Asashosakari, 04 July 2011 - 21:10.


#3 Naganoyama

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 11:01

NSK data:
SHIKONA KANJI NAME HEYA HEIGHT WEIGHT DOB BIRTHPLACE
Erdenbilg エルデンビィールグ Erdenbilg Elkmanrai Kasugayama 187 89 06 - March - 1993 Mongolia
Wakayama 若山 Satoshi Wakayama Ounomatsu 173 144 26 - April - 1992 Tokyo


#4 Asashosakari

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 13:07

I suspect the proper transcription is more like "Enkhmanlai".

Edit: And as expected he won't be in action until Aki basho. Hope they can find a banzuke-guy as opposition for Wakayama...

Edited by Asashosakari, 10 July 2011 - 20:22.


#5 Asashosakari

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 00:13

They managed to remove the info graphics during the maezumo bouts this time:



Masuamami (0-1) - Wakayama (1-0)
Masuamami (0-2) - Tomiyama (1-0)
Wakayama (2-0) - Tomiyama (1-1)

#6 Asashosakari

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 20:56



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Posted 30 March 2012 - 15:17

Thanks! Now this "class" is added too, as well as Natsu 2011.


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