ryafuji

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About ryafuji

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    Ozeki
  • Birthday 20/11/1976

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  1. ryafuji

    Ridiculous predictions Natsu 2022

    Was never gonna happen was it...
  2. ryafuji

    Stable and Ichimon Dominance

    I don't know the answer but Futagoyama with 11 sekitori in the mid-90s has got to be up there.
  3. Well I predicted that Terunofuji would get no higher than upper makushita upon his comeback, so what do I know... but if he has the motivation, he could become a sanyaku regular at least. Ōzeki again might be quite a lot harder.
  4. ryafuji

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Terunofuji looking decidedly shaky this basho and yet still doing miles better than any of the ōzeki.
  5. ryafuji

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    I've always understood a henka to be a sidestep specifically at the tachi-ai. Must have missed that broadening of the definition.
  6. ryafuji

    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Natsu 2022

    Could I get a kosho? Have been offline a couple of days.
  7. ryafuji

    Sumo Reference Updates

    It's Doitsuyama's site, whether he is solely responsible for running and maintaining it day-to-day I'm not sure.
  8. ryafuji

    Trivia bits

    And also Chiyonofuji's 46th vanquished opponent in his unbeaten streak in 1988, breaking Taiho's postwar record of 45. Chiyo must have enjoyed facing him.
  9. ryafuji

    Podcast

    I have downloaded it from Apple Podcasts in the US without any issue.
  10. ryafuji

    Kyokai elections 2022

    Isegahama will turn 65 on July 6 2025, so he has just over three years and three months left.
  11. ryafuji

    Retirees after Haru 2022

    Wow, Sawaisamu really leaps out at me on this list. Been going since 1992, 45 years old, 169 cm and 105 kg, one kachi-koshi since 2014... That's dedication.
  12. ryafuji

    Retirees after Haru 2022

    John Gunning mentioned Kotonawa briefly in his article on banzuke-gai here. It may simply be that they wanted to leave the door open to a possible return, as obviously once the papers are handed in, that's it.
  13. ryafuji

    Sumo Reference Updates

    Makimoto is shown with his given name as "Eisuke" throughout his whole career, but according to the Japanese Wikipedia his full shikona from January 1963 to January 1969 was 轟 亘, Todoroki Wataru (?), which is interesting as it's only two kanji in total (stumbled across this while reading about Sakigake, the only other sekitori since the Showa era to have only two kanji).
  14. ryafuji

    Sakigake Intai

    I'm always pleased when an ex-sekitori manages to return to juryo after years of toil in makushita, so well done to him for making it back in January 2020 after 30 tournaments away, even if it was only briefly. Also he was apparently only the second sekitori since the beginning of the Showa era to have only one kanji in both parts of his shikona, which is a great piece of trivia.