ryafuji

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About ryafuji

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  1. ryafuji

    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    If you look you will see there were no designated East Ozeki for that tournament. For some reason Nayoroiwa is listed as a haridashi, or overhang on the banzuke, so Akinoumi needed to be a YO so there was an Ozeki on the East side.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Nice idea but you don't see shukunsho awarded for seriously troubling a yokozuna, only for beating them.
  3. ryafuji

    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Don't think so, yes Ura's attempt failed but he still got pushed to the ground.
  4. ryafuji

    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Rikishi not bowing properly is a particular bugbear of mine. The not-at-all-missed Takagenji was another one.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Yeah will be a long time before anyone beats the OBSC's finest, Kaio and Chiyotaikai.
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    Takagenji Caught Smoking Weed

    I hardly think Takatoriki's sumo career can be called mediocre. Unless you're referring to his oyakata career, but that never really had time to get going.
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Aki 2021

    1. Terunofuji 13-2 2. Ura MK 3. Ichiyamamoto MK 4. Meisei 8-7 5. Shishi MK 6. Fujikawa KK 7. Hagiwara MK 8. Shimoyama MK 9. Chiyoshoma MK 10. Kotoyusho KK 11. Awanokuni KK 12. Akitoba KK 13. Mitakeumi 9-6 14. Kaisho MK TB 14
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    Miyagino beya out of Aki

    I'm beginning to think Hakuho will never again complete two consecutive tournaments.
  9. ryafuji

    Grand Sumo Breakdown - John Gunning Interview

    When discussion forums come up in Grand Sumo Breakdown they always refer to Reddit sumo rather than this forum, which seems weird to me, but then I think I am about 15 years older than these guys... they know about Kintamayama, but probably more because of his YouTube videos than his posts here.
  10. ryafuji

    Banzuke for Aki 2021

    The latter, a 4-11 from maegashira 16 followed by a 1-14 from juryo 5 with no obvious injury problems. The jaw fracture in May was his first career kyujo.
  11. ryafuji

    Takagenji Caught Smoking Weed

    And those who abruptly become oyakata, like Toktisuumi in 2007- apparently he couldn't appear both as a rikishi and Tokitsukaze Oyakata on the same banzuke.
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    Banzuke for Aki 2021

    Kagamio has apparently become the first former makuuchi rikishi to go banzuke-gai.
  13. ryafuji

    Hattorizakura (Shounanzakura)-intai

    Was wondering the same thing. I think Osunaarashi should count as well.
  14. ryafuji

    More Takatoriki nonsense.

    I'm still very sceptical, simply because no other reliable source has reported it. It's been days now - sure Nikkan or other media that cover sumo would have been able to establish by now if it were true.Presumably there must be a death certificate that a reporter could track down.
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    Terunofuji is the 73rd Yokozuna.

    Interesting question. I don't know the answer but I'm wondering if an attendant to the two Kokonoe beya yokozuna, Chiyonofuji and Hokutoumi, was around long enough to also attend fellow Takasago ichimon yokozuna Akebono.