ryafuji

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About ryafuji

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  1. ryafuji

    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Anyone remember Chiyotaikai's 2-13? I hope Takakeisho doesn't emulate that.
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    Makuuchi videos- January 2021- preview and days 1-10

    Yeah I noticed that - Daieisho too? Don't think I've managed to see any of their bouts since Day 1.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    He originally tore his ACL back in January 2019 (a tournament where he went kyujo, returned and then went kyujo again) and he was advised to have surgery and refused. There was a report in mid December of last year that mentioned the injury again, but he returned to training as normal for this basho and it doesn't seem to have been brought up any more after that.
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    Trivia bits

    Takakeisho's woeful start got me looking at other ignominious tsuna runs - specifically, ozeki whose bid for the rope after winning a yusho ended in a makekoshi. Of those who didn't just go kyujo, Kitanofuji in 1967 and Kirishima in 1991 stand out to me - both followed up a 14-1Y with a 5-10! At least Kitanofuji did make it to yokozuna in the end. http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Query.aspx?show_form=0&form1_rank=O&form1_y=on&form2_rank=O&form2_wins=MK
  5. ryafuji

    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Isn't it a shini-tai case though? It doesn't matter if Hoshoryu hit the ground afterwards if his position was irrecoverable and Midorifuji was the one executing the move.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Yutakayama looking good this basho. Sukuinage yesterday, sotokage today.. is he turning into a technician?!
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    Makuuchi videos- January 2021- preview and days 1-10

    Thanks for that link. Fine highlights packages but crucially, not available until the next day.
  8. ryafuji

    Makuuchi videos- January 2021- preview and days 1-10

    More copyright problems today. I see Natto has resorted to uploading each bout individually.
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    Videos (all days) - Hatsu 2021

    Wow I've never seen one of Kintamayama's videos immediately blocked for copyright before. Thanks a bunch NHK.
  10. ryafuji

    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    I thought Takakeisho's one-dimensional sumo was rather badly exposed by Mitakeumi there. He had no plan B.
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Hatsu 2021

    1. Kotoshoho KK 2. Terunofuji 10-5 3. Yoshii MK 4. Murata KK 5. Jokoryu MK 6. Ura KK 7. Tosamidori MK 8. Takakento KK 9. Nakazono KK 10. Dewanoryu KK 11. Watanabe MK 12. Takanosho MK 13. Ichinojo MK 14. Oho KK TB 13
  12. ryafuji

    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Kakuryu has one more chance to save his career - if there's a chance he'll be in better condition in March than now then it's the right decision.
  13. ryafuji

    Corona and sumo

    Nothing mentioned there affects the holding of the basho.
  14. ryafuji

    Corona and sumo

    This has hit the mainstream English language press too - here's a BBC report: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-55541444
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - November 2020

    Well after such a long wait for the results that's an extremely underwhelming performance from me Congrats to Mmikasazuma.