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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Which he also clearly lost by oshitaoshi.
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    Kisenosato intai

    From NHK world -- Yokozuna Grand Champion Kisenosato will retire from sumo after losing three straight bouts in the New Year Tournament.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Wow, what a day of sumo! And here I was thinking after the Takayasu-Myogiryuu bout (totally a monoii btw) that this would be the main topic of conversation for this day. Little did I expect what the rest of the Ozeki and Yokozuna had in store. Or rather hadn't... I sort of expected that Ichinojo would be a difficult matchup for Kisenosato at this state, but I did not expect Kisenosato to be so hapless in his defeat. It seems that not only has his strength suffered, but also his ring sense is not what it used to be. I think he'll give it a few more tries but I'm afraid that the result won't be different from last basho. Kakuryuu was just straight escorted out by Mitakeumi who made beating the Yokozuna seem really easy. Not sure what happened there other than Kakuryuu being outmatched by his opponent. And Hakuho almost gave it away to Tochiozan of all rikishi -- the same Tochiozan of nekodamashi (in)fame some time ago! Hakuho was incredibly lucky to get away with the win there. And the less to be said of the three Ozeki the better. The total score of Ozeki vs lower rankers this basho is a grand total of 1/2 vs 5 1/2. That's utterly mind-boggling.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    That makes me wonder, what if Kisenosato gets a 8-7 KK? Would he continue?
  5. On the other hand you'd need to take into account that Juryo rikishi need to have a bout 15 days in a row, whereas Makushita have only 7 matches with a day break inbetween. I would think that's physically and mentally more demanding.
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    Preparations of the Y/O Hatsu 2019

    Cry-no body care?
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    Preparations of the Y/O Hatsu 2019

    I think you meant "training".
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    Another Sekitori Marriage

    About aiming for Yokozuna I'd assume. Suddenly every jonokuchi would start declaring their Yokozuna intentions...
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    He should wear it 24/7, you never know when you're gonna get smacked with a microphone...
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    Age limits

    So that"s how Trump became the president -- it wasn"t the russians, it was FIFA!
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    Takanohana resigns

    At least it wasn't Harite...
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    Satoyama Intai

    Thanks for making the thread, I was surprised that it didn't pop up earlier since usually (former) sekitori retirements get their own threads pretty regularly. Could've made one myself, but I thought it would be more appropriate if one of his fans would do the honour. So again I'm glad this thread is here now. Although Satoyama never was a favourite for me, I do remember his submarine sumo and an glad that he will continue in the sumo world. I'm sure he has some good tips to give to smaller rikishi. By the way, was there ever a reason why he retired now, being pretty close to possibly getting to Juryo again soon?
  13. dingo

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Then the zabutons are gonna end up much worse than just thrown...
  14. dingo

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Funny, I was watching one of Ryuden's bouts the other day and was thinking the same. I didn't notice Takakeisho having none either, but you're right, there are very few rikishi who don't have any.
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    If Kisenosato retires then yes ;)