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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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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.
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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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