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  1. ryafuji

    Arawashi intai

    I always find it interesting when they are asked what their most memorable bout is. In Arawashi's case it wasn't any of his three kinboshi - he said it was his Day 14 win over Tamaasuka in January 2014 , because that gave him his first kachi-koshi as a sekitori.
  2. ryafuji

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    You could be right there - the last ozeki to retire at the rank was Kaio in 2011. All the others demoted since have had a go at the 10-5 comeback, although Kotooshu only lasted one tournament after he failed to be re-promoted.
  3. ryafuji

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Could be seeing both Kotoshogiku and Goeido retire this basho.
  4. ryafuji

    Terunofuji Watch

    Terunofuji's comeback?
  5. ryafuji

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    “I am done with trying to win by fiddling around and thinking of many ways....No matter how puny my physique is, I will hit straight and push an opponent. I will win with the force of mind.” http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ202001170046.html
  6. ryafuji

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Yes, zero wins would have seen him demoted to juryo, as we saw with Tomokaze. One or two and he might be ok. I'm sure that's the only reason he entered.
  7. ryafuji

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    What happened to Meisei? He appears to have his entire left arm bandaged. I hope that is not a long term injury.
  8. ryafuji

    Sumo obituaries

    Professional wrestler Kazuo Sakurada who died on January 12 aged 71 was formerly a rikishi with the Tatsunami stable who reached makushita 13. His final shikona is given as Midorimine at Sumo Reference and "Suiran" on Wikipedia (maybe someone who can read kanji could explain the completely different readings here).
  9. This thread is supposed to be for articles written by forum members like John Gunning, or otherwise interesting articles by journalists. It's not really meant for routine basho reports.
  10. ryafuji

    Basho highlights videos - Hatsu 2020

    Were the last two matches shown out of sequence? I thought Kakuryu’s fusensho would have occurred before Takakeisho’s match as it is considered inauspicious to end the day with a default.
  11. ryafuji

    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Hatsu 2020

    1. Kotoshoho MK 2. Abi MK 3. Kotonowaka KK 4. Roga KK 5. Terunofuji KK 6. Yamatoarashi MK 7. Amakaze KK 8. Suzuki KK 9. Daikisho KK 10. Kotosusumu MK 11. Ayakaze MK 12. Yutakayama KK 13. Akua MK TB :15
  12. ryafuji

    Updates on Wakatakakage's injury?

    Generally there's not too much news around about juryo rikishi as the press tends to just focus on the makuuchi guys as far as I can tell. The diagnosis for his ankle injury was 1 month recovery time, and he skipped the winter jungyo so hopefully he's fit to enter by now.
  13. ryafuji

    Hakuho Applying for Japanese Citizenship

    Yes he was - I think one of his tsukebito blurted it out and he wasn't allowed to step onto the dohyo. I even heard that his parents had come especially to see him fight one last time. Edit: More on this here.
  14. ryafuji

    Trivia bits

    Last tournament Azumaryu, Kaisei, Ikioi and Kiribayama took part in a 4 way playoff for the juryo yusho, and all four earned promotion to makuuchi next tournament. If I've done my query right this is only the third time this has happened and the first since 1978. (There have been 16 tournaments in which four or more rikishi have taken part in a juryo yusho playoff.)
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    Preparations of the Y/O- Hatsu 2020

    Curious that Hakuho’s heya training partners are two of the lightest men in makuuchi - not really representative of most of the opponents he will face.