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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Would it be Jan 1972 the last time when leaders had 7 wins after 9 days? Checked and not the case. As recent as Sept 2020 6 way tie after 9 days with 7 wins.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Heel did not touch, replay showed that. Dead body rule invoked. Torinaoshi might have been better but not the right call.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    This site seems to be experiencing major down time. Respect this site immensely but any idea as to the issues?
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    Rikishi Status - 2022 Haru

    Contusion in the heal, osteoarthritis in the knee. One month recovery.
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    Hatsu 2022 discussions (results)

    Hand placement is not illegal, pulling hair is. Nothing to see there.
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    Hakuho retires

    Any news on a Hakuho press conference?
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    New Juryo for Kyushu 2021

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    Hakuho retires

    What does this mean?
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    Hakuho retires

    Yes 200,000,000 won't by much in Nihonbashi.
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    Hakuho retires

    Sumo for Japanese whether at home or living abroad is usually one of casual interest and while they are as patriotic as anyone, with no Japanese Yokozuna despite the brief Kisenosato period when interest was up, generally it is a topic not on most people's lips. The casual fan base has certainly risen according to NHK perhaps with the introduction of highlights and 3 days of live per basho. It looks like sumo will enter a very lean period. Uncertainty about Terunofuj's longevity and an apparent lack of strong opposition for him means quality and strong numbers may be rare. If Teru stays relatively healthy he should dominate. We may be waiting 2 years before it rebounds, perhaps more.
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    Hakuho retires

    The mistyseas what do you base this statement on? * I know this forum is a hotbed of superfanz™ - but it's fair to say that Hakuho or not, global sumo interest is down significantly over the past 18-24 months. And Hakuho's ongoing absences have contributed to that as well, which is a little worrying in and of itself (unless you're someone trying to get sumo tickets in which case it's probably great).
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    Hakuho retires

    Yeah, 77.5% strike rate for any sport is terrible.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    I wonder why the torikumi panel has put M17 and M16 against joi ranked opponents when higher ranked were available?
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    You indirectly raise an interesting point. What if a bout goes 4 mins. Do they bring in two 500ml Suntory mineral waters as no drinking from the bucket these days?
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    Rikishi Status - 2021 Aki

    That was in Juryo. Don't think anymore than 2 in makuuchi.