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#1 Akinomaki

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 08:56

Omichi got the double (the NHK announcer also called him Daido at first), beating corporate Kurokawa in the final. That means makushita 10 qualification for being student+amateur yokozuna.

 

No word in the interview if he goes into ozumo.



#2 Akinomaki

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 18:06

Ichinojo was watching in the kokugikan
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#3 Akinomaki

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 19:31

Omichi at a visit to his hometown said that he has the wish to become a professional rikishi. He has to thoroughly talk it over with those around him and then decide what to do.
http://www.shinmai.c...SI000006000.php

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 13:28

Has there ever been a case of someone who qualified for ms10 tsukedashi status and didn't enter ozumo after all? I would assume it takes a serious personal investment and training to become good enough to win both tournaments only to remain an amateur afterwards...



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Posted 16 December 2014 - 03:29

Well, there's the possibility that he just is doing it for the love of the competition, and has no desire to have the limelight thrown on him like it has been for the last Ms10TD.


Edited by Gurowake, 16 December 2014 - 03:30.


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Posted 16 December 2014 - 14:28

Well, there's the possibility that he just is doing it for the love of the competition ...

And/or the sports scholarship at his university.

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 19:51

Has there ever been a case of someone who qualified for ms10 tsukedashi status and didn't enter ozumo after all? I would assume it takes a serious personal investment and training to become good enough to win both tournaments only to remain an amateur afterwards...

He'd be the first Ms10-eligible rikishi, but not the first double champion - Taro Morimoto beat him to it in 2009.

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 02:27

Ossu I had a few questions please.

Is the title of Amateur Yokozuna a figure of speech or an actual rank?

Are their any other ranks below that in Japanese amasumo?

Is there a special promotion ceremony or is it just when they win a certain number of tournaments in a year?

Can back to back results count for makushita tsukedashi if they are in different years?

 

Someone was asking me about amasumo rankings last weekend at a demo we did for the Japanese Natsu Matsuri In Sydney.

In the IFS (International Fumo Sederation) I know there were some Dan rankings given out a while ago including some ridiculous unofficial honourary ones of up to 7th Dan but the IFS stopped the rankings years ago and didn't give a decent explanation.


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#9 Akinomaki

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 12:36

Omichi at a visit to his hometown said that he has the wish to become a professional rikishi. He has to thoroughly talk it over with those around him and then decide what to do.

Still he talks about a dream of going pro, but he also is designated for a job and talks about the relentless world of ozumo.

http://www.sankei.co...2190041-n1.html

Looks like his parents and his university sumo coach need to urge him to enter, if they advise against it he very likely won't do it.



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Posted 16 January 2015 - 21:17

He will be joining Dewanoumi beya and will start at Makushita 10 in March and will hold a press conference on January 27th.


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