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#376 Asashosakari

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 14:34

No one is going to be able to frame making the top level of Sumo in the world in only a couple of years as a small feat. Making Makuuchi alone is overacheiving for the majority of sumo wrestlers.

He was a very accomplished collegiate rikishi. All the non-accomplished college guys don't turn pro to begin with, so the standard he has to be measured against is very different for Jokoryu than it is for a random rikishi who turned pro at age 15.

#377 Andreas21

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 16:25

Taken by the 1-year (jo-i) score, Kisenosato has finally become the No.2 of Ozumo: 65 wins, Harumafuji 64.

4. Goeido 55

5-6. Kakuryu Kotoshogiku both 54

7. Tochiozan 52

8. Myogiryu 46

9. Kotooshu 41



#378 Akinomaki

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 07:11

The YDC praising Endo, a low maegashira rookie, is an exceptional thing, out of their domain, unless one assumes they did it as comment on a future yokozuna.

The doctors think that Endo's recovery won't be quick enough to appear in the jungyo.



#379 Yubinhaad

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 19:14

Found some better pictures from Minanosato's danpatsu-shiki.

Puroresu's Kenta Kobayashi.

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Keiji Suzuki, gold medallist in the men's heavyweight judo category at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

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Edoya Manekineko, who as far as I can tell is an entertainer who does animal mimicry. (I dunno...)

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Furiwake-oyakata.

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Asasekiryu.

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And the final cut by Takasago-oyakata.

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#380 Asashosakari

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 10:26

Some milestone notes in the career wins category:

 

- Kyokutenho is now tied for 6th all-time with Terao at 858

- Hakuho is now tied for 15th all-time with Kitanofuji at 786

- Aminishiki has entered the top 50 all-time at 679

- Harumafuji has become the 85th rikishi in history to reach 600



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 11:07

- Kyokutenho is now tied for 6th all-time with Terao at 858

Is Terao’s number there not considering fusenshō? Because the NSK website and Wikipedia have him as having 860 wins.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:11

Perhaps his two Mae-zumo wins...
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Posted 02 October 2013 - 16:08

If the Big Sandstorm had made shin-nyumaku wouldn't we have heard something by now?

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#384 Asashosakari

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 16:23

 

- Kyokutenho is now tied for 6th all-time with Terao at 858

Is Terao’s number there not considering fusenshō? Because the NSK website and Wikipedia have him as having 860 wins.

 

Perhaps his two Mae-zumo wins...

Should be that, yes. Maezumo wins did seemingly count as official wins at one point*, but it's a good question whether they still do or have retroactively been removed from the "official" totals. I just used the Sumo DB numbers. I wouldn't consider the Kyokai website as authoritative, in any case; over the past few years I've noticed a number of clear errors in the win-loss data on older rikishi entries. (In one case even an 0-0-7 being counted as 0-7.)

 

I suspect we'll find out in Kyushu basho - the newspapers will probably have something on Kyokutenho when he moves into sole 6th place, so we'll just have to wait and see if that happens after win #859 or #861.

 

* Although that must have been only a fairly short phase, perhaps just from 1973 to the early 1980s (?) - I've never seen Chiyonofuji (maezumo 1970.09) credited with more than the usual 1045 wins, for instance, and those all came while on the banzuke, as the DB will confirm. And ditto for Kaio's 1047 (maezumo 1988.03).


Edited by Asashosakari, 02 October 2013 - 16:25.


#385 Kintamayama

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 18:15

If the Big Sandstorm had made shin-nyumaku wouldn't we have heard something by now?

No. But he knows.


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#386 Masumasumasu

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 19:47

If the Big Sandstorm had made shin-nyumaku wouldn't we have heard something by now?

No. But he knows.

Is he allowed to make the announcement on his own?

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 20:48

 

 

If the Big Sandstorm had made shin-nyumaku wouldn't we have heard something by now?

No. But he knows.

Is he allowed to make the announcement on his own?

 

 

I seem to recall Jokoryu getting rebuked for inadvertedly "announcing" his demotion after his first Makuuchi basho.


Edited by krindel, 02 October 2013 - 20:49.


#388 Kintamayama

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 07:05

 

 

If the Big Sandstorm had made shin-nyumaku wouldn't we have heard something by now?

No. But he knows.

Is he allowed to make the announcement on his own?

 

Definitely not. Not even a hint.


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#389 kuroimori

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 08:45

If the Big Sandstorm had made shin-nyumaku wouldn't we have heard something by now?

No. But he knows.

Is he allowed to make the announcement on his own?
Definitely not. Not even a hint.

Not even on social media *cough*
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#390 Kintamayama

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 10:32

 


Not even on social media *cough*

 

He does have a tendency to write things on Facebook.  He should be careful - the bosses don't like this. I remember Harumafuji writing on his blog that he had a fever and they came down on him like a brick wall.


Edited by Kintamayama, 03 October 2013 - 10:33.

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#391 ronnie

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 12:51

I remember Harumafuji writing on his blog that he had a fever and they came down on him like a brick wall.

So, that's why he has dodgy ankles!



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 14:20

 

I remember Harumafuji writing on his blog that he had a fever and they came down on him like a brick wall.

So, that's why he has dodgy ankles!

 

No, pimples.


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 10:12

Among the many memorable moments of this basho was the last day's bout Takarafuji - Takayasu, the moment where Takarafuji spread his arm wide to survive the deadly force down. He gained balance again and went on to win the bout. This move looked embarrasingly awkward on one hand, but proved to be incredibly effective in turning an utterly hopeless position. This moment was so beautiful, and is very close to the essence what I enjoy in Sumo.

Sure, these two are not the most skilful rikishi ozumo has ever seen, others might have saved Takaras position in a more elegant way, another would have still finished Takarafuji off - but this does not matter.




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