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  1. ryafuji

    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    No, I don't.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    He was jeered by the crowd with taunts such as "go back to Mongolia", which led to the Kyokai being questioned by the Japanese government, so safe to say it wasn't just this forum.
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    Are Abi's days numbered?

    Giving him a suspension would not exactly be pardoning him.
  4. Sorry, I wasn't looking at the banzuke and assumed from your question that Onosho was M1. Tochitsukasa is the one unlucky rikishi in the modern era to be demoted to juryo with 0 wins from M2. With the expansion of the maegashira ranks these days it's very unlikely Onosho would go down.
  5. Not happened since 1798, so I think your memory is faulty.
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    Are Abi's days numbered?

    Both of those cases had outside the Kyokai involvement - the police and the yakuza respectively. I just don't put Abi in that league. But maybe he does get kicked out - John Gunning thinks so. I just think it's really harsh.
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    Are Abi's days numbered?

    I put this on a level with the unauthorized driving, betting on baseball and so on for which one basho suspensions were given. Expulsion would be a huge overreaction.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    From Joe Kuroda: With two consecutive yusho, many – including Chiyonoyama himself – believed the promotion to yokozuna was imminent. However, at this basho, none of the three yokozuna were in top condition. Haguroyama had a 6 wins/4 losses/5 kyujo record, while Azumafuji ended with 6 wins/6 losses/3 kyujo and Terukuni had 2 wins, 2 losses and 11 kyujo. Pointing out Chiyonoyama’s 12-win record this basho, his shisho, Dewanoumi Oyakata took an unusual step by declining his rikishi’s yokozuna promotion: “We are grateful for the consideration, but I am not pleased at all with the 12-win yusho. As I firmly believe he is a man who could become a yokozuna in the very near future, I would like to decline the deliberation at this time”. https://www.sumofanmag.com/content/Issue_4/Rikishi_of_Old.htm
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Yes Arawashi beat him in January 2017 and that was the first time in a long time that he'd lost to a first-time opponent but I don't remember the precise numbers.
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    Mongolian Seirou retires

    I don't believe he did, no.
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    Longest gaps between rematches

    I know the makuuchi record was Wakanohana vs Wakanoyama - an 8 year gap between their first meeting in 1992 and their second in 2000. Don't know if that's still the record.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    What an embarrassing loss! Wish Kakuryu would just concentrate on forward moving sumo.
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    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - July 2020

    Have to sit this one out I'm afraid. Good luck everyone.
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    Asashoryu activities

    The Off-Topic forum is for "Casual discussion about topics not related to sumo." Does anyone else think that this isn't really the right place for news about a dai-Yokozuna, even if he's retired? I would never have noticed this were it not also posted in the "Sekitori Marriage" thread in Ozumo Discussions.
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    Tochiozan Retirement

    And Toyohibiki and Kotoshogiku are all that's left of the "Seven Samurai" that Mainoumi used to go on about.
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    Toyonoshima intai

    I know a few adults who don't know how to tie a tie. Not just an ex-rikishi problem!
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    Mongolian Seirou retires

    Shikoroyama beya's forgotten man, I suppose, as he was overshadowed first by Homasho and then Abi. Still, five straight years as a sekitori. He meets the oyakata requirements by achievement, if not nationality.
  18. I enjoyed the article too, although it isn't correct to say that Mienoumi had left the Kyokai at the time of his kanreki dohyo-iri. In fact he hadn't even become rijicho yet in 2007. I'm not sure why he decided to hold it privately instead of at the Kokugikan.
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    July basho?

    The names of the tournaments are unofficial, right? So the Kyokai doesn't have to come out and say, "this is officially Natsu and not Nagoya." Personally I think it would make sense to call it the Natsu basho as it's using the Natsu banzuke and it's in Tokyo, but ultimately it doesn't really matter.
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    Consecutive double-digit wins

    Asahifuji’s run is interesting as it culminated in a three basho run of 14-1D, 13-2J, 14-1D (so two “yusho equivalents” out of three) and yet still wasn’t enough for Yokozuna promotion. He really suffered in the wake of the Futahaguro debacle.
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    Former rikishi activities

    OK so I'm a bit late in noticing this but isn't Wakanohana II still with us?
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Ozeki Tachihikari is listed as only being a member of Takasago beya when in fact he started out in Tomozuna under the wing of Yokozuna Tachiyama, and only got transferred to Takasago when Tachiyama abruptly left sumo in May 1919.
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    Smallest Rikishi?

    I assume you mean sekitori. Obviously there must be a few kids in jonokuchi who are lighter. In addition to Ishiniriki there was Takanoyama who may have been a kilo or two lighter then Enho when he was in juryo.
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    Hakuho Applying for Japanese Citizenship

    Actually he opened up his own, it's just that he took over the Musashigawa kabu, so rather confusingly the Musashigawa beya he runs is not the one he was a member of. That heya is run by the former Musoyama and is now called Fujishima beya.
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    Hakuho Applying for Japanese Citizenship

    He could do what Takanohana did; take the ichidai toshiyori status and take over his existing heya as well.