John Gunning

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  1. John Gunning

    The passing of Barbara Ann Klein

    It would take forever to detail all the kindness Barbara showed and the help she gave down through the past couple of decades. Her daughter told me the news a while back and even though she'd been sick for a long time it still came as a shock as she was so full of energy. For those that didn't know her, Barbara was like a second mother to Asashoryu, and very close to the yokozuna right from when he was starting out in sumo. I will really miss her and cherish the times we met in Tokyo, New York, Seoul and many other sumo stops both domestic and International.
  2. I’m blaming that one on small banzuke print and eyesight not being what it once was. I had counted him as being makushita 5W not 6W. I can only apologise to the fans and promise to do more (optical) keiko.
  3. Wakaikari out to etch his family's place into sumo's history books
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    New recruits Natsu 2024

    Given name name is Raki 羅希  15 years old from Nara. 175cm 105kg
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    New recruits Natsu 2024

    If you need the kanji readings, DOB, or 出身 (本・現) for any of them let me know. I obviously can't post internal documents, but the information within I can share / clarify.
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    New recruits Natsu 2024

    You're right. I didn't realise there was another page with a single name when you scroll down on the attachment
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    New recruits Natsu 2024

    Ten young men and boys will take the test on May 2nd. Youngest 15. Oldest 22. One Mongolian. One Makushita Tsukedashi. One Sandanme Tsukedashi. Isegahama - 2 Sakaigawa - 2 Tatsunami, Futagoyama, Takekuma, Hanaregoma, Nishonoseki, Sadogatake- 1 each
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    Tachiai Rule Change

    Tachiai rule changes
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    Akebono dead at 54

    Sad day. Really nice guy and a legend in the sport. Here’s a chat I had with him a few years back just before he got sick.
  10. John Gunning

    Mount Rushmore of Ozumo: Celebrating Legends

    My column on this four years ago
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    Hokuseiho Out- Hakuho Demoted - Miyagino-beya Closing

    @Katooshu On the topic of Miyagino Beya, Nicolas Pettas did an episode of his 'Samurai Spirit' series there with Hakuho years ago that's well worth checking out if you can find it online. The foreign athlete world in Japan is a relatively small one, and there are many cross-sport relationships and friendships. Here's Nic and Terunofuji again with Konishiki and Aya at my wedding the same year as the previous pics.
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    Hokuseiho Out- Hakuho Demoted - Miyagino-beya Closing

    12 years ago I took Terunofuji to a gym to try CrossFit
  13. John Gunning

    Terutsuyoshi Intai

  14. John Gunning

    Insulting Column Making Fun of Shikona