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  1. 12 points
    It's time for the first top 10 records update to this thread since 2021! Other stats and trivia that are counting towards records will be included. - 9th yusho for Terunofuij. He needs 2 more to break into the top 10 all time list. A 10th yusho will line him up in the company of Kitanofuji, Wakanohana I, Tochinishiki and Tsunenohana - 5th playoff appearance for Terunofuji which lands him officially in the top. He is tied with Hokutoumi (3-2) and Takakeisho (2-3) - Takakeisho is the only non-yokozuka ranked wrestler in the top 10 for playoff appearances - 18th yusho for Isegahama heya - 800 career wins exactly for Tamawashi. He needs 60 more to tie Terao in 10th place on the all time list - 617 makuuchi wins for Tamawashi. He needs 84 more to tie Takanohana in 10th place on the makuuchi wins list - Shiroma's win streak from debut ended on day 7 of the Hatsu 2024 basho, his final tally was 17 wins - 14 match win streak from debut for Aonishiki, ongoing - 7 match win streak from debut for Anhibiki, ongoing - 1583 career bouts for Tamawashi, he has also officially entered the top 10 all time list - 1287 makuuchi bouts for Tamawashi, he passes Akinoshima and is now ranked 7th on the list - 1583 consecutive career bouts for Tamawashi. He needs 47 more bouts to tie Aobajo. He can achieve this on day 2 of Aki 2024, barring a kyujo or retirement - 1248 consecutive career bouts for Takarafuji. He needs 19 more bouts to tie Ozutsu and break into the top 10 list. He can achieve this on day 4 of Natsu 2024, barring a kyujo or retirement - 990 consecutive makuuchi bouts for Takarafuji, currently in 6th. Streak in danger of ending if he is demoted to juryo for Haru 2024 - 942 consecutive makuuchi bouts for Tamawashi, currently in 9th place. Can pass 8th place Ohikari on day 4 of Haru 2024 barring kyujo or retirement - 86 basho ranked in makuuchi for Tamawashi. Barring retirement, he will tie Wakanosato for 10th place as long as he is ranked on the banzuke for Haru 2024 - 27 basho ranked at ozeki for Takakeisho. He needs to stay at ozeki until Haru 2025 in order to break into the top 10 list - 24 basho post-ozeki career for Takayasu. This is the 3rd longest post-ozeki career. If he is ranked on the Haru 2024 banzuke he will be ranked 3rd on his own, passing Konishiki and Takanonami - 9th basho ranked at komusubi for Takayasu. He needs two more basho ranked at komusubi to break into the top 10 for that rank - 72 basho ranked at maegashira for Tamawashi. If he is ranked at maegashira for Haru 2024 will tie Tochinonada for 6th place - 69 basho ranked at maegashira for Takarafuji. He has officially gotten into the top 10, tying Takamisugi for 10th place - 95 basho ranked as a sekitori for Tamawashi. He can break into the top 10 if he stays juryo or above through Aki 2024 - 42 basho ranked in juryo for Hidenoumi. 4 more basho in the 2nd division will get him into the top 10 - 184th career basho on the banzuke for Tenichi and Terunosato. Tied for 3rd place all time. If they are ranked through Natsu 2024 they will tie Hokutoryu for 2nd place - 179th career basho on the banzuke for Sawaisamu, ranked 5th place all time - 178th career basho on the banzuke for Itakozakura, ranked 6th place all time - 172nd career basho on the banzuke for Koshinoryu and Shoketsu. Tied for 9th place all time - 90th career kachi-koshi for Shoketsu. He is tied for 5th place on the all time list with Tochitenko - 89th career kachi-koshi for Yoshiazuma. Ranked 7th place on the all time list - 87th career kachi-koshi for Dairaido. Tied 8th place on the all time list - 22nd kachi-koshi in juryo for Hidenoumi. 3 more KK gets him into the all time list for the 2nd division - 147th career make-koshi for Sawaisamu. Extends the all time record - 120th career make-koshi for Itakozakura. Tied 2nd place with Hanakaze - 111th career make-koshi for Moriurara. 6th place all time - 107th career make-koshi for Terunosato. 7th place all time - 104th career make-koshi for Higohikari. 8th place all time - 99th career make-koshi for Tenichi. 9th place all time - 94th career make-koshi for Shinzan. 10th place all time - 16th, 17th kinboshi losses for Terunofuji in Hatsu 2024 - Ura has made sanyaku. He took 41 basho to get to sanyaku from makuuchi debut. This is the 7th slowest climb all time from makuuchi debut to sanyaku - Onosato has reached makuuchi. It took him 4 basho from his makushita tsukedashi debut. This puts him in a 6-way tie for 3rd place in the six basho per year era - Ura made his sanyaku debut at 31 years, 6 months. This is the 5th oldest sanyaku debut in the Heisei era - 814 career losses for Sawaisamu. He is 7th all time - 784 career losses for Tamawashi. 8 more losses "gets" him into the top 10 list all time - Hanakaze almost broke into the top 10, but he retired with 788 losses which was 4 short of 10th place - 4 basho duration was stopped at the yokozuna ranked after Terunofuji won Hatsu 2024. This is a 6-way tie for 7th place on the 6 basho per year era - Sadogatake heya has had wrestlers continuously ranked in makuuchi since Kyushu 1964, which is 59 years, 2 months. This is currently the longest active streak
  2. 11 points
    I have now updated Sumo A-Z to reflect the 2024 year book.
  3. 9 points
    FWIW, none of the reputable papers have mentioned that kicking Miyagino out altogether might actually be on the table, and even the idea of taking Miyagino-beya away from him - either installing a different shisho, or putting the rikishi under temporary caretakership in a different heya, or closing Miyagino-beya entirely - has been mentioned only in side comments, not as a major storyline. Sanspo did put the heya-gone possibility into an article headline today, but even their article is very low on actual content about that, basically just saying that "it may be discussed today". But really, I ain't ruling anything out anymore. This whole story has gone from "what?" to "ohmygodohmygodohmygod" faster than possibly anything since the 2011 yaocho scandal.
  4. 9 points
    I'm not quite THAT surprised that a tabloid article I didn't find worthy of posting actually was close to reality, while nearly all that I post are far away from it. The same law applies that has the rain delayed when I carry an umbrella, while it definitely rains if I chose to go without one.
  5. 8 points
    I wonder if his bullying also takes forever
  6. 8 points
    2/11 1997 - danpatsushiki of Kyokudozan in the kokugikan after the suden intai to become member of parliament for the shinshinto / New Frontier party http://www.47news.jp/news/10513375.html His retirement was accepted after he was elected and for Kyushu 1996 he was as M14 on the banzuke as lower house MP and in parliament with mage till that day. About 290 had a cut: shinshinto party leader Ichiro Ozawa
  7. 8 points
    Today the Farewell gathering for Asashio took place in a hotel in Tokyo, about 350 took part ooo items on display, mage and kesho mawashi etc. oo o Hakkaku oooo o the widow ooooo - at the wedding and engagement o o Takasago oo Asanoyama o oo o o oooo the heya Asashoryu oo o o ooo o o o oo o o o o o o I had no time to post memorial pics so far and don't think there will be any - each day more new events happen that take all the time I have for this
  8. 7 points
    Shinzan and Asanotosa had a joint danpatsu-shiki yesterday at Totenko, a Mandarin restaurant in Taito city, Tokyo. Shinzan is currently working in the kithen of Menya Kokoro, a ramen restaurant in Ota city, Tokyo. I thought there would be more from Chiyoarashi's danpatsu-shiki, but perhaps being held on senshuraku it was overshadowed by Terunofuji's yusho and Kotonowaka's promotion. Anyway, here are the half-dozen pictures of decent quality I've found.
  9. 6 points
    I agree with the sentiment, it just depends how severe the bullying was. If it's true he was using fire to burn others -- there can't be any tolerance shown for that kind of assault. In cases such as that, hopefully the example of "even if you're an extremely promising young Makuuchi rikishi you'll be gone" leads to a change in behaviour.
  10. 6 points
    I'm so disappointed I'm at a loss for words.
  11. 6 points
    now I remember where I've seen that tachiai before it's around the 30 second mark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5pZQrbL_H0
  12. 6 points
    Ok I lied to try to stop myself, but I have to tackle this one as well. This took more like 20 hours of work and isn't easily adapted for the all-sekitori records the way I did it. However, the upside is I now have a spreadsheet detailing the duration of every entry into makuuchi by each heya in history. Major caveat is that I haven't accounted for any name changes of heya or the like - it's just continuation of name. Consider this the dumb version for now. If there are specific incidences of heya consideration under a different name to consider I'd be open to discussion about it. I can also distribute the spreadsheet if anyone is interested. One interesting fact is Narutobeya's 236 years between their first makuuchi stint and their next appearance. Longest Makuuchi-Ranked Streak (Heya before 1900) 1. Isenoumi 4 (55 years 0 months - 10/1808 to 10/1863) 2. Tamagaki 6 (51 years 5 months - 10/1800 to 03/1852) 3. Ikazuchi 10 (47 years 5 months - 10/1824 to 03/1872) 4. Sakaigawa 8 (39 years 5 months - 10/1847 to 03/1887) 5. Isenoumi 2 (38 years 0 months - 10/1760 to 10/1798) 6. Kiriyama 5 (37 years 0 months - 10/1798 to 10/1835) 7. Urakaze 8 (34 years 0 months - 03/1835 to 03/1869) 8. Tamagaki 8 (30 years 0 months - 03/1862 to 03/1892) 9. Onomatsu 1 (27 years 0 months - 10/1829 to 10/1856) 10. Oitekaze 7 (26 years 0 months - 10/1842 to 10/1868) Longest Makuuchi-Ranked Streak (Heya before 1958) 1. Takasago 1 (79 years 7 months - 06/1878 to 01/1958)* 2. Dewanoumi 6 (58 years 10 months - 03/1899 to 01/1958)* 3. Isenoumi 4 (55 years 0 months - 10/1808 to 10/1863) 4. Tamagaki 6 (51 years 5 months - 10/1800 to 03/1852) 5. Ikazuchi 10 (47 years 5 months - 10/1824 to 03/1872) 6. Ikazuchi 11 (44 years 3 months - 10/1874 to 01/1919) 7. Tomozuna 7 (39 years 11 months - 06/1886 to 05/1926) 8. Sakaigawa 8 (39 years 5 months - 10/1847 to 03/1887) 9. Isenoumi 2 (38 years 0 months - 10/1760 to 10/1798)** 10. Kiriyama 5 (37 years 0 months - 10/1798 to 10/1835) I have not accounted for any heya leaving to Osaka and returning etc. Just reading the banzuke on the DB. * still going as of 1958 ** Isenoumi's 2nd top-division flight is very early, our very incomplete database indicates that a 6-year-old held a rank in Makuuchi to cap this run. So please take it with a massive grain of salt. However, what we do have says Isenoumi is only missing 1 tournament in 1798 and 1 in 1808 in bridging 1760-1863, 103 years! Just 3 more tournaments missed in 1863-4 and 4 in 1891-2 bridge the gap all the way to 1929. This was definitely the most impressive heya of the early days. Longest Makuuchi-Ranked Streak (All Time) 1. Takasago 1 (122 years 9 months - 06/1878 to 03/2001) 2. Dewanoumi 6 (100 years 4 months - 03/1899 to 07/1999) 3. Nishonoseki 5 (63 years 2 months - 01/1926 to 03/1989) 4. Sadogatake 19 (59 years 2 months - 11/1964 to 01/2024)* 5. Tatsunami 1 (56 years 8 months - 01/1925 to 09/1981) 6. Kasugano 3 (56 years 0 months - 11/1967 to 11/2023) 7. Isenoumi 4 (55 years 0 months - 10/1808 to 10/1863) 8. Tamagaki 6 (51 years 5 months - 10/1800 to 03/1852) 9. Ikazuchi 10 (47 years 5 months - 10/1824 to 03/1872) 10. Ikazuchi 11 (44 years 3 months - 10/1874 to 01/1919) * still going as of now You can definitely see how certain stables established ichimon over time. Especially around the WW2 period and immediately after, those stables in particular are dominant. Current Longest Makuuchi-Ranked Streak (Heya) 1. Sadogatake (59 years 2 months - 11/1964 to 01/2024) 2. Tokitsukaze (28 years 8 months - 05/1995 to 01/2024) 3. Isegahama (16 years 0 months - 01/2008 to 01/2024) 4. Hakkaku (14 years 4 months - 09/2009 to 01/2024) 5. Sakaigawa (13 years 2 months - 11/2010 to 01/2024) 6. Kataonami (10 years 6 months - 07/2013 to 01/2024) 7. Oitekaze (10 years 4 months - 09/2013 to 01/2024) 8. Tagonoura (10 years 0 months - 01/2014 to 01/2024) 9. Dewanoumi (8 years 2 months - 11/2015 to 01/2024) 10. Onomatsu (5 years 6 months - 07/2018 to 01/2024) As I wrote above, I haven't accounted for any name changes. But I would like to if we can be fair and account for as many as possible. I'm not sure if that's something that happened way back in the day, and I don't have all the kabu to search as some are no longer around.
  13. 6 points
    Actually who to overpromote and who to underdemote is very easy this time around. Everyone and everyone. The real question is how much and how much :P
  14. 6 points
    Over 200 pics out of a basho day is quite a task to handle - and for 3 different events Ichinojo - still over 200kg - had about 420 cutters in the hotel at his danpatsushiki, including about 130 fans who applied by SNS etc. - as expected without the oyakata, head coach and headmaster Ishiura from Tottori Johoku high made the last cut. Several other NSK people were, even Kakuryu, who was commentator for the Fuji cup that day. About the plans from now on: "I have to do something, I'll think about it from now on." "Going back and forth between Japan and Mongolia, I want to start a family and have a proper living" o Mongolians and Tottori Johoku graduates - none from Miyagino, they had other cups Kirishima o Churanoumi, Takakento o o Mitoryu oo Roga o Chiyoshoma o Oshima, Otowayama, Takasago oo o the family: father, mother, younger brother and sister & ? o o o oo Takasu o o o Ishiura tome-basami o oo o oooo o o o o o hairdo oo o ooo o o o before and after o flowers from mom o ooo
  15. 6 points
    Here are the kimarite statistics for all divisions in this basho. We saw an entertaining yusho race in the top division as well as down-to-the-wire but ultimately successful promotion chases for shin-Ozeki Kotonowaka and veteran sai-Juryo Kitaharima (who managed to lose by harimanage for the second time in his career). I'm nearly out of time tonight so the notes are a little thin, but worth noting in particular: Kirishima's nimaigeri win against fellow Ozeki Hoshoryu was the first in Makuuchi for ten years - video and pictures thanks to Akinomaki. It was the third nimaigeri of Kirishima's career overall. Ura's tsutaezori win on the final day was only the third in Makuuchi since it was added to the kimarite list in 2001, and the 22nd in all divisions. The 21st happened just six days earlier in Makushita. Kimarite from kettei-sen bouts are not included in the statistics. Kimarite Makuuchi Juryo Makushita Sandanme Jonidan Jonokuchi Total Percentage Abisetaoshi 0 3 0 2 5 0 10 0.45% Amiuchi 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.09% Ashitori 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.09% Chongake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Fumidashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Fusen (default) 8 1 5 8 3 0 25 1.13% Gasshohineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Hansoku (foul) 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.05% Harimanage 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.09% Hatakikomi 23 13 38 44 64 0 182 8.23% Hikiotoshi 10 2 19 13 28 3 75 3.39% Hikkake 2 2 1 2 1 0 8 0.36% Ipponzeoi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Isamiashi 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.05% Izori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kainahineri 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.05% Kakenage 0 1 2 2 1 0 6 0.27% Kakezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Katasukashi 7 1 6 4 3 0 21 0.95% Kawazugake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kekaeshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Ketaguri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kimedashi 0 0 2 2 3 0 7 0.32% Kimetaoshi 0 1 0 1 3 0 5 0.23% Kirikaeshi 1 0 1 2 0 0 4 0.18% Komatasukui 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.05% Koshikudake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Koshinage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kotehineri 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.05% Kotenage 3 4 14 14 14 2 51 2.31% Kozumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kubihineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kubinage 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 0.14% Makiotoshi 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0.09% Mitokorozeme 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Nichonage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Nimaigeri 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.05% Okuridashi 11 10 13 26 29 2 91 4.12% Okurigake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okurihikiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okurinage 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 0.14% Okuritaoshi 0 0 2 8 3 0 13 0.59% Okuritsuridashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okuritsuriotoshi 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.05% Omata 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Osakate 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.05% Oshidashi 81 71 88 151 163 22 576 26.05% Oshitaoshi 14 7 15 11 21 5 73 3.30% Sabaori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sakatottari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Shitatedashinage 0 1 0 1 2 0 4 0.18% Shitatehineri 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.09% Shitatenage 4 2 11 13 17 2 49 2.22% Shumokuzori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sokubiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sotogake 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.14% Sotokomata 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sotomuso 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sototasukizori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sukuinage 8 5 10 13 9 2 47 2.13% Susoharai 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Susotori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tasukizori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tokkurinage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tottari 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 0.18% Tsukaminage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsukidashi 10 3 9 10 6 0 38 1.72% Tsukihiza 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsukiotoshi 17 11 25 38 32 2 125 5.65% Tsukitaoshi 0 0 2 0 3 0 5 0.23% Tsukite 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.05% Tsumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsuridashi 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.05% Tsuriotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsutaezori 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0.09% Uchigake 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.09% Uchimuso 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Ushiromotare 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Utchari 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.09% Uwatedashinage 0 5 9 11 6 0 31 1.40% Uwatehineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Uwatenage 11 5 19 29 34 4 102 4.61% Waridashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Watashikomi 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.05% Yaguranage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yobimodoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yorikiri 72 53 89 125 161 20 520 23.52% Yoritaoshi 5 8 23 39 21 6 102 4.61% Zubuneri 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.05%
  16. 5 points
    I made this website for convenience of checking rikishi's head-to-head records against possible aites during the basho. Its main purpose is to help make picks for games. It's powered entirely by @thatsumoguy's Sumo API. Here it is - https://chiyotasuke.github.io/tsbanzuke/ Suggestions for improving the site (and its usefulness) are welcome.
  17. 5 points
    The International Sumo Federation has issued the statement below to its members regarding a recent event held in the United States. A similar promotion run by many of the same people two decades ago resulted in multiple year (or lifetime) bans from IFS events for certain wrestlers and officials. NOTICE:The event unrelated to IFS held in US Regarding ‘the World Championship Sumo’ held in the USA this month, this was NOT related to the IFS at all, as it was organized by a different organization. We have requested them to change the name of this competition, as it is confusing and misleading to the Sumo World Championships, which we officially organize. The IFS is not involved in this competition and does not know all the details of how it is run. We do not ban IFS members to participate in this event at the moment, but we are not pleased about this competition being held under a confusing name. We would like IFS members to perform to the best of their strength at our official event, the Sumo World Championships. Look forward to seeing you at SWC 2024 in Poland in September. With best regards, International Sumo Federation
  18. 5 points
    You may have noticed me being very quiet 'til now... I hope not. Not just as he seemed to be becoming accepted as part of the establishment. I'm keeping my fingers crossed it turns out to be more a betrayal of trust on Hokuseiho's part than negligence on Miyagino's. As oyakata he's responsible for what goes on in his stable, but it's impossible for him to see everything. There'll be some backroom politicking going on, no doubt, but is the NSK even in a healthy enough financial situation to get rid of him? The mutual dependence remains, IMO.
  19. 5 points
    Umm.. Errm.. Are we getting closer to my prediction here? The one everyone thought I was being very wrong about?
  20. 5 points
    Alongside Kashiwado. Youngest Ozeki Debut (Since 1958) 1. Takanohana (20 years 6 months - 03/1993) 2. Taiho (20 years 7 months - 01/1961) 3. Kitanoumi (20 years 9 months - 03/1974) 4. Hakuho (21 years 1 months - 05/2006) 5. Kashiwado (21 years 9 months - 09/1960) 6. Asashoryu (21 years 11 months - 09/2002) 7. Takanonami (22 years 4 months - 03/1994) 8. Kitao (22 years 4 months - 01/1986) 9. Wakanohana (22 years 7 months - 09/1993) 10. Takanohana (22 years 8 months - 11/1972) Youngest Yokozuna Promotion (Since 1958) 1. Kitanoumi (21 years 3 months - 09/1974) 2. Taiho (21 years 5 months - 11/1961) 3. Hakuho (22 years 3 months - 07/2007) 4. Takanohana (22 years 4 months - 01/1995) 5. Asashoryu (22 years 5 months - 03/2003) 6. Kashiwado (22 years 11 months - 11/1961) 7. Futahaguro (23 years 0 months - 09/1986) 8. Akebono (23 years 9 months - 03/1993) 9. Hokutoumi (24 years 0 months - 07/1987) 10. Onokuni (25 years 0 months - 11/1987) I think I'll stop here for now, hope this helps with the record-keeping.
  21. 5 points
    That is former Chiganoura-beya gyoji Kimura Masatoshi, who quit as Sandanme-kaku some six years ago if memory serves. I understand he was also in the Sanctuary series, which I haven't seen so I don't know how much screen time he had. A gyoji-for-hire I guess.
  22. 5 points
    Tameikis ranking after Hatsu Basho 2024 Once again I'm very late with Tameiki's ranking for game 21. Even among old people there are many reasons for such delays. The first ranking table is based on the results from Haru Basho 23 to Hatsu 24. Nr Name Points TB1 Score Average 1 Karasukurai 59 796 6 9,83 2 Susanoo 58 820 6 9,67 3 Shatsume 56 727 6 9,33 4 Asapedroryu 56 724 6 9,33 5 Bunbukuchagama 50 726 6 8,33 6 Profomisakari 50 687 6 8,33 7 Hakuryuho 50 678 6 8,33 8 Hakuhonofan 50 614 6 8,33 9 Tochinofuji 49 796 6 8,17 10 Athenayama 49 630 6 8,17 11 Wamahada 48 759 5 9,60 12 shimodahito 47 669 6 7,83 13 Benihana 47 665 6 7,83 14 Yarimotsu 45 790 6 7,50 15 Papayasu 45 664 5 9,00 16 Asset 45 607 5 9,00 17 Flohru 44 670 5 8,80 18 Rokudenashi 44 596 5 8,80 19 RaeucherLax 44 578 6 7,33 20 Fashiriteta 43 629 5 8,60 21 chishafuwaku 42 577 6 7,00 22 WAKATAKE 41 576 5 8,20 23 Hisui 38 611 4 9,50 24 Gusoyama 38 586 3 12,67 25 Sumo Spiffy 37 472 5 7,40 26 ChickyStarr 37 446 4 9,25 27 Suwihito 35 591 4 8,75 28 Mizuma 34 480 4 8,50 29 Fujisan 34 402 4 8,50 30 Andonishiki 34 357 3 11,33 31 Screeching Owl 32 437 4 8,00 32 Hidenotora 32 431 4 8,00 33 kujo 32 422 4 8,00 34 Hoshotakamoto 28 472 4 7,00 35 Tetsuba 27 471 3 9,00 36 Jogn 25 448 4 6,25 37 Gair 19 324 2 9,50 38 Takanorappa 16 227 2 8,00 39 Sada Supporter 14 268 2 7,00 40 Takoyakiyama 12 127 1 12,00 41 Chankomafuji 10 124 1 10,00 42 Fujinokarasu 10 124 1 10,00 43 King Bo Slice 10 120 1 10,00 44 Miromaru 9 200 1 9,00 45 AlphaHo 9 160 2 4,50 46 Kinmitsu 8 115 1 8,00 47 grocerybird 8 86 1 8,00 48 Shifuto 7 142 1 7,00 49 Hansonofuji 7 139 1 7,00 50 Gansekiiwa 7 131 1 7,00 51 Wakashaka 7 110 1 7,00 52 Moshogaeru 7 92 1 7,00 53 Achiyama 7 90 1 7,00 54 BariiHachiBenson 6 101 1 6,00 55 Tochiyatsu 5 95 1 5,00 56 Asojima 5 86 1 5,00 On the leaders rank we see now Karasukurai before the best of KyuShu Basho, Susanoo. Congratulations to both! Of course have these players no chance for the top ranking, who don't participate all six bashos. Best placed with 5 bashos is Wamahada, best with 4 bashos is Hisui. The highest average have Gusoyama and Andonishiki, But both with only three bashos participation. I'm a little sad that our old friend Asojima, who ran this game with me for many years, became last. Sad less because of the last place, but because the only participation included in this result is from the Haru Basho 2023, his last participation Definitively he will next basho no more be on this table. He is an old man (likde me). He wrote me that he ist healthy, but he has lost the interest for Sumo. This we have to accept and to respect. Jim, we wish you all the best!
  23. 4 points
    Hokuseiho has been accused of bullying several Miyagino-beya stablemates. The charges of bullying were brought to the Kyokai at the beginning of this year and an investigation has been ongoing. Hakuho faces a reprimand and demotion as Hokuseiho's supervisor. Hokuseiho is facing a suspension and there have even been calls for his intai. The fates of the two will be decided by the Kyokai on 2/23. Story in Japanese
  24. 4 points
    What makes me sad is that there's no chance of redemption for Hokuseiho, he's young, and young people do stupid shit all the time, especially when they're in powerful positions. I'd rather see him have to go to therapy to help get his problems under control, rather than just be thrown out without any other recourse. The culture in sumo won't change as fast unless the people in it can change, if he had been given that chance and still continued to bully and steal, then throw his ass out. Hakuho is definitely to blame too for not intervening sooner, he is responsible for kids and young adults and needs to keep abreast of what's going on between his charges. Obviously, he can't know everything that happens, he's not omnipotent, but if he had the trust of his wrestlers like he should, the theft of money should've been immediately brought to his attention at the very least. His claiming no knowledge shows that he is very out of touch with what is going on in his own stable and needs to face a harsh lesson for it to never happen again. This just circles back around to their needing to be a clincal behavioral therapist at every heya so that shit like this can be stopped from the beginning.
  25. 4 points
    Tournament Report The Kokugikan was packed with people today, with over 1100 representatives from 161 teams (13 from overseas). Add to that the presence of many Ozumo rikishi and multiple camera crews, and the result was that you needed Nick Chubb levels of dodging to weave your way around the arena. One thing that surprised me was that everyone had cardboards for rikishi's autographs. 4th Grade - This year group has developed into a straight shootout between Gifu's Shoi Oshima and Shizuoka's Hyuga Iwakami. Whoever wins their matchup goes on to win the whole thing, and this time, it was Hyuga who came out on top with a nice throw. The two of them may be fierce rivals on the dohyo, they are actually good friends off it. Shoi actually likes Hyuga's chomage hairstyle so much that he got one for himself as well. 5th Grade - No one can stop Komatsuryu Dojo's Ryuga Umematsu. End of story. And speaking of grand slams in sumo, that's his own grand slam completed for this school year, having won the wanpaku, elementary school championships, and now the Hakuho Cup. He also won both of the club tournaments with his dojo. 6th Grade - Aomori's Yuya Okayama and Akita's Haruki Sasaki came into this tournament having faced each other four times in national finals: last year's Hakuho Cup and all three elementary school championships. Yuya won all four times. Naturally, they faced each other again in the final today, and both of them threw each other to the ground. The gyoji pointed in Haruki's direction. He has finally beaten his rival at the fifth time of asking. Pure joy, pure elation. But wait! A shimpan raised his hand. We have a mono-ii folks! After a long discussion, the gyoji's decision was........................ affirmed, and with that, Yuya loses in a national final for only the second time ever (the other time as five years ago, in 1st Grade). Honestly, this story sounds remarkably similar to the rivalry between Masakatsu Yamamoto (Kiyonoumi) and Fumiya Utetsu (Onosho). Middle School - Speaking of rivalries, the crowd today clearly wanted Rinnosuke Toyoda and Konosuke Shigemura to resume their rivalry on the national stage, but Rinnosuke was defeated in the Round of 16, and Konosuke in the quarter-finals. Once that happened, it was looking like middle school yokozuna Aiki Tamiya (Kotomitsuki junior) would take it, but he too couldn't go all the way, losing to Yuki Ibata in the final. Team Competition - This event at the Hakuho Cup is turning into a real rivalry between Tokyo's Komatsuryu Dojo and Chiba's Kashiwa Junior Sumo Club. Two years ago, Shurato Hirano captained Komatsuryu to a 3-2 win in the final against Kashiwa, winning the decisive fifth bout. Last year, Kashiwa got their own back by beating Komatsuryu in the semi-finals, and going on to win the final as well. Today, lo and behold, these two teams once again faced off in the Hakuho Cup final. Komatsuryu raced into a 2-0 leading (including a fusensho), but up next for Kashiwa was once national finalist and thrice national semi-finalist Natsuhi Onuki. His opponent? Shurato's younger brother, the young Enho, Juito Hirano. Sure, Juito was no slouch, he's twice reached a national quarter-final, but almost everyone expected the much bigger Natsuhi to be too much for him to handle. Juito, however, had other ideas. He produced one of the most beautiful ashitori leg pulls I've ever seen to win it for Komatsuryu. He was also awarded the Gino-sho for his outstanding techniques throughout the day. Please check it out: