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Day 15 results, yusho and sansho
Kris replied to Doitsuyama's topic in Honbasho TalkGreat basho! (Yusho winner...) Happy for Toyonoshima, but i think Hakuho was just better. Next basho Kisenosato and Kotoshogiku as Sekiwake ; Tochiozan and Kakuryu as Komusubi; and Toyonoshima as M1e? And is Kaisei yusho enough for promotion to Makuuchi? I think not enough. I think Wakakoyu and Toyozakura are sure for promotion, but is j4w Toyohibiki 10-4 better than j6e Kaisei yusho with 10-4?
Kris replied to shumitto's topic in Honbasho TalkBut this is Yokozuna, #1 man in sumo. Why shouldn't he talk.
Kris replied to shoutenzan's topic in Honbasho TalkIt looks like Baruto is completly exhausted and can't wait when this basho ends. No energy. Just look his tachi-ai today. Hopefuly after this basho he can rest mentally and physically. Rest well and start to prepare for Nagoya basho. Like shoutenzan said, Shin-Ozeki is a tough job and credit to him. Speaking of Hakuba bout today, really liked Kisenosato sumo. Smart and strong. Hakuba tried to sidestep a little, but Kisenosate made smart tachi-ai, didn't storm foolishly, used momentum well. Its easy to cheer for him. (Laughing...)
Day 9 results and day 10 pairings
Kris replied to Doitsuyama's topic in Honbasho TalkGood win for Baruto. Good tachi-ai from him (for a change), tries to grab belt but Kaio counters it, but gets a win anyway. I hope he shows more tsuppari sumo like last basho, tries to be more agressive. Asasekiryu's uwatenage was indeed perfect ;-) Kotooshu was out-sumoed. Same for Miyabiyama, outworked Tochinoshin. Great sumo. Bad loss for Kisenosato. He is very agressive this basho, sometimes it pays off, sometimes not. But 5-4 is not bad for him, he already has met most of highrank rikishi, i think only Hakuho, Baruto left from highrank. Should get KK easly at the end. Hakuho against Kakuryu was a treat. Great bouts today. Hakuho showed who is the yokozuna.
Day 9 lower division results
Kris replied to Doitsuyama's topic in Honbasho TalkLooks like Takarafuji will have to wait for Juryo promotion even if he gets last 2 wins. But maybe its good that he gets more experience before promotion. Happy for Takanoyama. ;-)