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  1. "Takayasu’s outstanding 12-3 record in March, on the heels of an 11-4 mark in January, means that in theory he only needs 10 wins next time out to make it to sumo’s second-highest rank. He’s managed that in four of the past five tournaments and seems energized by his stablemate Kisenosato’s recent upturn."
  2. FYI I noticed today that Hachiya did not miss a single bout from his debut in September 1968 until his intai in July 1987 (although he's listed on the September 1987 banzuke as a 0-0-7). That gives him 1263 consecutive matches, enough to enter the Top 10 and bump Otsukasa off the list.
  3. This one isn't. He's the current Minezaki Oyataka.
  4. Musashigawa Oyakata is recovering in a Tokyo hospital after undergoing a kidney transplant. He became ill while golfing in Nara and when doctors told him he had a kidney ailment, his wife Masami immediately offered to donate one of hers. "She didn't even hesitate" said Musashimaru. Coincidentally Akebono is also currently hospitalized due to a right leg cellulitis and an infection (see thread in the Off Topic forum). http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/04/18/sports/sports-breaking/former-hawaii-sumotori-musashimaru-and-akebono-hospitalized-in-japan/
  5. Yes it's your imagination, or yes you read it somewhere? Takamiyama was an oyakata for 25 years without any controversy as far as I'm aware.
  6. The similarity in their names is not a coincidence - Terunofuji's shikona was a combination of Terukuni and Asahifuji.
  7. I think I read somewhere Terukuni may have gone out on jungyo after the tournament and done dohyo-iri even though he'd announced his retirement.
  8. We got much closer in January 1953 when Terukuni retired before the tournament and Kagamisato was promoted after it, joining Chiyonoyama, Haguroyama and Azumafuji. Five yokozuna in the same month! Just not quite at the same time, sadly.
  9. Sadanoyama retired at the age of 30 at the first sign of weakness (apparently losing to Takamiyama-a foreigner!- convinced him he was washed up) despite having won the previous two tournaments. No way he would have struggled on until 36. But why stop at 6? Taiho, Kashiwado and Tochinoumi could have carried on until '74 and then we could have had 9
  10. Well they certainly made the right decision with regards to the current Shikimori if he was suspended from a tournament over his bad decisions (anyone have a thread link for that story?) Edit: Found this thread from preceding Sept '15 tournament. Then this post from the following basho main thread. 3 reversals in 2 basho. Ouch.
  11. Kotooshu's Naruto-beya has no connection to Kisenosato's Naruto-beya, which was re-named Tagonoura-beya in 2013. Kisenosato has nowhere to "go back" to, he's always been in the same heya. It's just had two different names.
  12. Just one more follow-up if you'll forgive me... it seems the source of my confusion was that gyoji promotions were based soley on seniority in the past (as was my understanding) but there was a change towards a "performance review" system according to this old post.
  13. For decades Koto has always meant Sadogatake. I'm somewhat surprised they would be willing to give up their exclusive use of that prefix.
  14. Ok now I get it I just didn't recall a previous time without a Shonosuke that went on quite this long, and I never realized before that they could just choose not to fill it.
  15. Sorry, I still don't understand why the retirement of Kimura Shonosuke did not create a vacancy. How frequent are these "promotion rounds"?