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  1. 4 points
    maybe he just used water slides to lose the weight (pic taken from the Musashigawa facebook page)
  2. 3 points
    Sorry for the delay folks, here are the kimarite statistics for all divisions in this basho. Things got off to a great start thanks to Jonokuchi yusho winner Ikeru, who produced a fine ipponzeoi in only the second bout of the basho. That was the first of the year, and a second was added later by Hamadayama. Ikeru also added a tasukizori six days later. It wasn't quite as nice as the one from Satonofuji in March, but hey, all zori-te are gratefully accepted here. :-) In addition, Ikeru provided the first of two zubuneri in this basho, but only the second was really a throw. Slender Aragyoshi clinched his kachi-koshi with this kekaeshi victory, but more entertaining was his opening okurinage win against the much heavier Dewanojo. I always like to see a good kakenage, and there were five of those this basho. The first was the best of them for me, with a great effort from Tosahikari to stay in the bout and then a bit of a slow-motion kakenage. Another favourite is nichonage, and this basho produced the first one of 2013, a nice and neat example from Toseima. Also five kirikaeshi this basho, with Kotomatsuo involved in the first two, winning a long bout against rookie Takagenji and then losing quickly against Satonofuji. Kimishima's win against Dewadaiki was the pick of the bunch, though. For the third basho in a row there were a couple of amiuchi, and in the middle of the basho there was a fairly rare kubihineri as well. Kimarite Makuuchi Juryo Makushita Sandanme Jonidan Jonokuchi Total Abisetaoshi 2 1 0 1 5 0 9 Amiuchi 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 Ashitori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Chongake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Fumidashi 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 Fusen (default) 3 2 2 1 1 0 9 Gasshohineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hansoku (foul) 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 Harimanage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hatakikomi 26 15 24 48 37 7 157 Hikiotoshi 6 10 22 35 20 2 95 Hikkake 0 1 2 1 3 0 7 Ipponzeoi 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 Isamiashi 0 0 2 2 5 1 10 Izori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kainahineri 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 Kakenage 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 Kakezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Katasukashi 4 1 1 4 3 0 13 Kawazugake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kekaeshi 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 Ketaguri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kimedashi 2 1 2 1 3 0 9 Kimetaoshi 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kirikaeshi 0 0 0 2 3 0 5 Komatasukui 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Koshikudake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Koshinage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kotehineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kotenage 9 3 5 16 9 0 42 Kozumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kubihineri 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 Kubinage 1 0 0 2 2 0 5 Makiotoshi 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 Mitokorozeme 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nichonage 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 Nimaigeri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Okuridashi 6 12 12 19 19 3 71 Okurigake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Okurihikiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Okurinage 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 Okuritaoshi 3 2 0 4 7 1 17 Okuritsuridashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Okuritsuriotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Omata 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Osakate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Oshidashi 60 49 100 190 133 29 561 Oshitaoshi 9 5 15 17 22 8 76 Sabaori 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 Sakatottari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Shitatedashinage 2 2 3 1 3 0 11 Shitatehineri 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 Shitatenage 9 2 9 19 18 5 62 Shumokuzori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sokubiotoshi 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 Sotogake 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 Sotokomata 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sotomuso 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sototasukizori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sukuinage 7 5 8 9 21 3 53 Susoharai 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 Susotori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tasukizori 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 Tokkurinage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tottari 2 1 0 4 0 0 7 Tsukaminage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tsukidashi 6 4 5 15 11 1 42 Tsukihiza 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 Tsukiotoshi 18 2 28 33 25 0 106 Tsukitaoshi 4 2 0 3 3 1 13 Tsukite 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 Tsumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tsuridashi 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 Tsuriotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tsutaezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Uchigake 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 Uchimuso 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ushiromotare 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Utchari 0 0 3 1 2 1 7 Uwatedashinage 6 9 12 10 7 1 45 Uwatehineri 1 0 1 0 3 0 5 Uwatenage 13 13 24 36 35 5 126 Waridashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Watashikomi 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 Yaguranage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Yobimodoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Yorikiri 86 53 112 165 173 30 619 Yoritaoshi 13 8 13 33 55 9 131 Zubuneri 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 [/td][td]__________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________
  3. 2 points
    I'm a Osuna fan and think that anoter basho in upper Juryo would do him good :)
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    Interior, Kyokai headquarters. Banzuke committee in session (members will not be named, but denoted with letters), Kitanoumi pops in. Rij: "Any ideas on how we sort out this mess??" A; "Sir, this is very complicated- we have 7 certain candidates for demotion and only three for promotion.." Rij: "Tell me something I DON'T know.." B; "Baruto's mother keeps calling me in the middle of the night begging for mercy.." C; "And we have the Egyptian Ambassador on line 4 every other hour saying Oosunaarashi's promotion is imperative towards world peace.." D: "And the "Movement for Clean Sumo" wants us to keep Soukokurai in Makuuchi after all he's been through.." Rij: "How about, just for this basho, we expand Makuuchi to 20 maime?" A: "Sir, that won't sit well with the YDC.." B: "Don't get me started on the YDC.. Tsuruta wants Harumafuji demoted to yobidashi, Kobuta wants Kisenosato promoted to Emperor if he gets a kachikoshi, ANY kachikoshi- he says it's imperative for boosting attendance and for the morale of Japan as a whole, Shibuta wants Hakuhou suspended for being sarcastic.. I don't know.." C: "Endou's barber called and he wants a raise - he says the haircut is what gave him the wins.." D; "And Takanoyama is suing fat!!" Rij, B, C and A: "What??' D: "Yes, suing fat. He says fat doesn't stick to him because he's a gaijin.. He's suing fat!!" Rij: "People, people, let's focus here-we need to announce the Juryo demotions in two days.." The tea lady: "I have an idea, sir.." Everyone stares. She never ever uttered a word before. Some thought she was dead. "How about we use that game's average and make that the Banzuke?' A; "That game?? You mean... THE game? The one not to be mentioned?? THE GAME???" Shudders felt all around the table. Lady: "OK, forget I said anything.." Leaves the room stage right. Rij: "Maybe she has a point there.." C: "But please sir, not THE GAME!!!" Rij: "We are left with no choice. I know I said we won't deal with terrorists in the past, but difficult times call for difficult measures!!" Everyone nods in silence. Tonight, this proclamation will be read in the town square (in Japanese): It''s time to enter your GTB September 2013 guesses!! Rules: Guess the Banzuke. We'll do the rest!! Tiebreakers - Most total guesses, then, we check the banzuke backwards - getting the lower half right will be more important now. The most correct guesses in the last ten places will win the tiebreaker. If still tied , we go up a ranking at a time like a penalty shootout. It's up to you to check if you are on the list of entries. It's going to be your fault if you don't check and you're not on it. No late entries will be accepted. You have about a month, so get to it, pronto!! At the risk of repeating myself- I will not repeat myself! For rules, standings and "how to guard the shitakubeya from unwanted visitors from the past" stuff: http://www.dichne.com/Guess.htm For the entry form: http://sumodb.sumoga...b/GTBEntry.aspx For the "new" archives: http://sumodb.sumoga...gtbarchive.aspx The Art of Banzuke making: http://tossacoin.plnk Deadline- Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 18:00 GMT ("Goueidou Myougiryuu Takayasu ") Kintamayama, Doitsuyama, Andoreasu(no yama), and Rohou
  5. 1 point
    A popular guy looking for a promotion will outdraw an over-promoted star who goes in the tank.
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    The way I'm doing it is clicking the topic name at the main page (which also has the "getnewpost" feature) and then browsing by "Next Unread Topic".
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    Johnofuji, If it is true, these names are big. We are talking about one Yokozuna, 2 ozeki and many other famed wrestlers. I don't understand why they would want to go to Sydney if their exhibition tour was not arranged at formal level, and why their visas would be denied. Understandably, Mongolian wrestling is full of myths about superhuman strengths. Interestingly, it is very rare that avarga are associated with such myths. That is probably their reputation are well recorded. Nicknaming wrestlers is one of the long held traditions in Mongolian wrestling. Wrestlers are nicknamed by their strengths or skills, even by their appearance and that nickname stays. In older times nicknames were included in the official announcement: tsol duudah. In line with mythical strengths discussed here, it was possible to hear some wrestlers being announced like: Camel lifter, horse thrower, long armed, red necked Deleg, wolf Danzan, bull lifter Jamyan, feisty, leg grabber, big Sanjaa, black, small, slow, single sided ... etc. Funny. Yes that is the list we were sent. Katrina had to prepare an official letter of invitation for them to apply for their visa's. Beijing didn't give us an explanation as to why they got knocked back. It is a mystery to me who paid for their tickets but I can find out (possibly it was someone like the oil baron who looked after everyone in Korea at the World Ssireum Championships (beach sumo) . The local Mongolians didn't really have the funding or resources to host them in the manner they deserve so it was kind of a relief but disappointing that we miss out on such a rare and interesting opportunity. Some of them were going to be billeted out the "back of buggery" as we say (ie a long way from the city centre). I was looking forward to their workshops and seeing how our mad Scottish wrestler would go against them. They made him an honorary Mongolian when he beat them all last year. His style matches bokh quite well because the loose jackets they use mean they have to be good at hip throws which are even easier with more grab on to with the tighter mongolian jackets. They sent out a group earlier in the year on a reconnaissance mission and they met up with one of my fellow Ozsumo mates Gavin Dickson works hard on bringing traditional wrestling styles together. He has written a book called From Dreaming to Dreamers http://sidharta.com/books/index.jsp;jsessionid=3D058244932AAFFCB6333B6A1ED53F66?uid=66. I love the nicknames. I had to give a list of names when we went on tour with the local Mongolians last time. They didn't provide them in time so I used some from the list below knowing that the rural council wouldn't need to check up on them. "From a list of historical clans compiled by the head of the Mongolian State Library to assist Mongolians in choosing clan names. In the 1920s the Communist government eliminated clan names in a campaign to destroy the country’s hereditary aristocracy and class structure. As the population grew and became more urban, however, the one-name system led to confusion and inadvertent intermarrying, and currently all Mongolians are required to register clan names. Translated from the Khalkha Mongolian by Andrew Shimunek. Originally from Harper's Magazine, October 2004." Argalchin: collectors of dried dung Ayagachin: those who make cups and bowls Baast: poopy, fecal Baga dogshin: the lesser ruthless ones Bagtaamal: the included ones Bayajikh: those who are getting rich Böösniikhön: the descendants of lice Chiwchin: those who neuter bulls Dairtan: those with saddle sores Duutan: the vociferous ones Emgenüüd: the old ladies Galzuud: the insane ones Güjir: the stubborn ones Günger: those who mumble Khachid: the weird ones Kholidog: those who always mix Khorkhoi nüdten: those with bug eyes Khünbish: the not humans Khurlagad: those whose animals grow fat later than others Lalaryn guchid: the great-great-grandchildren of the one-eyed ogre Mogoi nüdten: those with snake eyes Nütsged: the naked ones Öndögiinkhön: those of the egg Sawsag doloon: the wanton seven Shaawai: the well-dressed ones Showkhnar: the coneheads Shüdgüi: the toothless ones Solgoi: the left-handed ones Takhiankhan: those of the chicken Tongoruud: the upside-down ones Tursaga: the skins of animals that have starved to death Ukhaanuud: the intelligent ones Ulaan yamaat: those having red goats Uu: drink! Zalkhuus: the lazy ones Zazgar: those with small, hairy bodies