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    New recruits Hatsu 2023

    So I imagine this weekend's All Japan's coming too late for the kyokai to take their results into consideration. Unless 1) I misunderstood the All Japan's date 2) that could still be changed.
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    New Juryo for Hatsu

    Shonannoumi's mostly been (in)famous for that concussion incident, glad to see him breaking out of that.
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    Retired after Kyusho 2022

    Tennozan's another mildly surprising one. An ozumo career spanning over a decade, with a rapid rise to mid sandanme preceding 9 years mostly spent yo-yo'ing between lower makushita and upper sandanme. Ironically, having toiled on those echelons for so long, his career high ms16 was reached only a year ago. 2021 was, in fact, by far his best year. He spent it toiling around on makushita's upper half, and briefly flirting with the makushita yusho on Haru (4-0 start) and Nagoya (3-0). Sitting out Natsu this year shunted him from ms46 to sd25, and results got worse from there. Now he's decided to call it quits on a decent note - he's just scored a 4-3 KK from sd47.
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    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    So I went and showed the Takayasu video to an actual healthcare professional who studied these things for years. The verdict was that it 'obviously' was a neck sprain. "Think of it as leg cramps, but on the neck muscles, and a thousand times more painful." Yikes.
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    The Wall

    Hokuseiho's single MK was kyujo-induced, too - very early into that basho. He's yet to hit the wall in tournaments he actually properly competes in.
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    YDC conveners after Kyushu 2022

    Is it implied that he's likely to skip both Hatsu and Haru, or is this merely a random 'meet ya there' observation?
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    Yutakayama Intai

    I've seen people saying the same thing elsewhere, and while that's a strong possibility, I can totally see Tokushoryu having a Jokoryu-like late career, having fun brawling about in makushita, with the occasional unsuccessful juryo dab. We'll see that in the next few days.
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    New recruits Hatsu 2023

    He also went to Fukuoka looking like he tried to stop a cannonball with his bare face. Does anyone know what happened? Losing to a barely mobile Asashiyu/Murata is not the best of signs... He'll definitely be struggling to move upwards in sandanme.
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    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    Sure, but if they knew he HAD to charge them headfirst, they'd all bulldoze him on the spot. Keeping'em guessing is the trick.
  10. Welcome to the new normal. Times are changing. Pretty interesting how this is happening across all sports. Many legends who've made history in the last 15 to 20 years are either on the wrong side of 30, or past 40 entirely - most of them are retired, while the other are on clear downward slopes. I can think of more than 10 in just a few seconds.
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    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    Take my impression with a pinch of salt. I've been de facto married to a health professional for years but I'm not one myself... ...but Takayasu's convulsory response seemed more like neck trauma than brain injury, like a pinched nerve not unlike Takakeisho's shutdown from months ago (which was mentioned here a while ago). It still falls within the wide concussion umbrella, though.
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    Yutakayama Intai

    I'm sad, but at the risk of sounding pretentious, this doesn't surprise me as it had crossed my mind. His body has been giving off 'wrecked beyond repair' vibes and now it's become apparent he won't make it back to makuuchi as it is going. Likely too late to go for a lengthy recess and comeback, too. This is likely a result of grinding away with injuries for too long, as he never spent any substantial time off after his career-derailing kyujo in Aki 2020. A shame because, on his way up, he truly looked like he could belong in those joi echelons. Certainly had the skill. All the best for his future.
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    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    I really don't think any of us even came close to saying or thinking that.
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    Kyushu 2022 discussion (results)

    Surname does check out (Matsumura).
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    Trivia bits

    Subverted on senshuraku as both men won.