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  1. Oh no, this looks like a curse. It’s official.
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    Nagoya 2023 discussion (results)

    Yes that is the assumption , no need to rehash the obvious. But did you actually see the loose mavashi? I for one would like to see the pics of Kirishimas back knot before the stoppage. If I remember correctly this same Inosuke let Tobizaru wrestle with complete undone knot and loose to the armpits mavashi. As far as grip goes, watch that bout again, Midorifuji’s hand was clearly on mavashi and not on top of the knot. Let alone around the mavashi knot.
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    Nagoya 2023 discussion (results)

    So which is it. Does he hate or doesn’t like to be called Mongolian. Hate is a strong word. I don’t buy that. His father is Mongolian, his name is Mongolian, he was recruited from Mongolia. The reason he is in sumo is because of Mongolian connection. Most mongols regard Tuvans as mongols for cultural and historic reasons, notwithstanding their Turkic language. So there. PS: I can’t find the interview, but I remember Roga telling in that interview how he is trying to learn Mongolian.
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    Nagoya 2023 discussion (results)

    It was very weird interruption to the bout. Was the mavashi loose to be begin with and why Midorifuji was given more deeper grip? In Mongolian wrestling there was a short lived rule according to which, if wrestlers were taking too long, one of them would be given a grip around the waist. It was cancelled because it gave too much advantage. After that grip given to Midorifuji ozeki had no chance.
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    Kakuryu to Retire

    Recently, I watched an hour long Kiribayama’s interview from February in a Mongolian TV. He gives a lots of credit to Kakuryu. When he was in upper Juryo, he recalls, Yokozuna joined the heya, and he just started to “kill” him. Always picking him up as training partner and doing butsukari “for his own sakes”.But he appreciates it now and admits he wouldn’t be where he is now without those sessions. Also interestingly, as a kid he most admired Harumafuji for his speed. Overall judging by this interview, he seems to be an open person, very humble, emotional, has lots of respect for his Master previous Michinoku, a mothers son.
  6. NHKs Face to Face with Miagino oyakata. https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/ondemand/video/2043088/
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    Another Sekitori Marriage

    Mongolian NTV’s videoclip from Azumaryu and his wife Naranhuu’s wedding. Hakuho praised him for becoming a rikishi who follows sumo “ways” and encouraging him to pass the knowledge and to continue to gambarize. Terunofuji regards Azumaryu as a good mannered gentle person. https://fb.watch/iSBE33Eka7/
  8. Some time ago in one of the threads there was an inquiry about a Mongolian language of Sokokurai, and whether he could be understood by Mongolians to the north. Today I saw a trailer for an upcoming interview in a wrestling themed show of the Mongolian broadcaster TV9, where he speaks for lengthy time in Mongolian. As I said before no issues whatsoever. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=942237470300764
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    Hakuho retires

    Of course Miyagino. :) Thanks for correcting.
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    Hakuho retires

    Hakuho retirement complete, long live Magaki oyakata! A splendid danpatsushiki, although not so sure about Mongolian anthem in the ceremony, him being a Japanese citizen and all. I hope people didn’t read to much into it. It took one kiss from Ama for otherwise stoic Hakuho to get his tears flowing. I wonder why Asa wasn’t there. In Mongolian sources no one seems to know, I can’t imagine Hakuho wouldn’t invite him. Oh well.
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    Hiro Morita’s “Sumo Prime Time”

    His Mongolian is totally understandable by Mongolians from Mongolia. In fact, he is inviting to event “Manai Mongolchuudaa” meaning “Our Mongols” referring to all of us in north and south. In general the majority of the South Mongolian dialects differ from Halh Mongolian only in pronunciation of few letters/sounds and is quite easy to understand by Mongolians in Mongolia. As far as I know even some of the Inner Mongolian state TVs and Radios broadcast in Halh Mongolian dialect. There are few exceptions though like dialects of Harchin and Horchin Mongols who historically lived longer close to Han Chinese and spoken fluently is rather hard to understand by the rest of us.
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    2022 Collegiate Sumo + Banzuke

    Usuhbayar Demidjamts. According to some Facebook post he is a son of a yet another Mongolian Grand Champion Usuhbayar Gelegjamts. If it is true he comes from very famous wrestling family. His grand grand father “Buur” Jamyan is also a Grand Champion from 1920th. Nicknamed “Buur”, which is male camel, for his tall stature. Picture of his father and Grand-grand father. Btw, His uncle is also a State Falcon in Mongolian wrestling, in picture behind the champ.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    The times are changing. I used to call Hakuho the “vanilla” yokozuna, it seems nowadays he is the main villain lol. As much as I wanted Teru to win and Hakuho “hand” him the reigns, the determination to win after all these 44 championships is very impressive. Congrats to Hakuho on his 45th.
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    New NSK council with Sadaharu Oh

    I for one completely understand their desire to preserve the sumo traditions as pure as possible. What I don't understand is scapegoating the foreign-born rikishis for all the ills of the sport and at the same time allowing them to enter the sumo. If becoming a "true" Japanese is only possible by being born there, a logical or consistent thing to do here is to ban foreigners from sumo. Problem solved.