Kuroyama

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  1. Kuroyama

    Silent Violence

    Roman has evidently withdrawn from the tournament. As a first guess, we may assume the NSK has been informed and is trying to keep it quiet for the duration of the basho.
  2. We can probably assume that incident has something to do with it, which would also tend to explain the lack of a normal kyujo announcement if they're trying to keep it quiet.
  3. Kuroyama

    Banzuke for Haru 2019

    Congratulations to Hattorizakura for his new career-high rank! After his victory last basho he has rocketed up to the stratospheric heights of Jonokuchi 15! Can he keep his streak going and get another win this time?
  4. Kuroyama

    Naruto beya-new violence..

    Fine, it's 20. Whatever. I was originally replying to speculation that it was 22-year-old Oju who was the victim. It's clear either way that he was not. Using 20, he's one the 3 rikishi in the heya not potentially the victim, not counting Sumidagawa himself.
  5. Kuroyama

    Naruto beya-new violence..

    Not anymore. https://www.japan-experience.com/to-know/visiting-japan/age-of-majority-in-japan-changed-to-18
  6. Kuroyama

    Naruto beya-new violence..

    Was the victim a "minor deshi" in the sense of being low-ranked, or in the sense of not yet a legal adult? If the latter, then there are three potential victims under age 18.
  7. Kuroyama

    Rikishi Status Hatsu 2019 - Final

    Yep. There was no doubt he'd been struggling with something.
  8. Kuroyama

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    The former, it seems. In January 1952, the 40th Yokozuna Azumafuji went kyujo on Day 8, then returned on Day 13 to beat the 41st Yokuzuna Chiyonoyama. http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi_basho.aspx?r=3850&b=195201
  9. Kuroyama

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I think you grossly over-estimate Hattorizakura. Just saying "rawr" at the tachi-ai would push him back a good meter or two. On the "Hakuho toe-dipping" thing, he's far from the only rikishi who does this. I've always assumed it's for extra traction.
  10. Kuroyama

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    It's very likely not physical fatigue alone. When your entire life depends on your win-loss record, each bout represents a massive amount of stress. Athletes in other sports, who get paid whether they win or lose and must perform truly abysmally to end up without a paycheck, experience nothing like it on a routine basis.
  11. Kuroyama

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I suspect Enho allowed Gagamaru to grab and throw him to avoid a hansoku on his record.
  12. Kuroyama

    Takekaze Retires

    Indeed. I always liked him. This retirement has been coming for awhile, but it's still a little sad.
  13. Kuroyama

    Rikishi Status Hatsu 2019 - Final

    Nothing on Mitakeumi yet? No news is good news, I hope. Edit: Well. Crap.
  14. Kuroyama

    Kisenosato intai

    And as yokozuna, Kisenosato wouldn't even have had to suffer that indignity. He could have taken as long as necessary to recover after surgery without loss of rank.
  15. Kuroyama

    Kisenosato intai

    This is the real tragedy of it. Prompt surgery followed by a couple of basho off to recover, and he might have had another yusho or two under his tsuna by now. Instead, it's all over. It need not have been.