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  1. Tsubame

    YDC convenes after Hatsu 2022

    Interesting thought. That never occured to me.
  2. Why not? Why is this surprising? Lower levels -> alot of training for basics and technique higher levels -> getting weight So he entered the sumo world and had a lot to train in the frist place...
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    YDC meeting after Haru 2021

    I do not think they need a yokozuna. It is just a neat way to tie sumo tradition with olympic traditions. But it is not mandatory. And on the other hand it is still possible for one of the ozeki to score two yushos (or equivivalent ) before the olympic games (granted that there will be a tournament in may) and that the olympic yokozuna questions will be solved naturally.
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    New kesho mawashi

    It is not black, but dark blue. And his shikona is written on it:
  5. I cannot see Hakuho subordinate himself as an oyakata. At least not for a long period of time. My bet/guess would be: He will stay as Hakuho oyakata for 1-3 years leading his Hakuho stable, but as Kintamayama wrote, will soon leave for the bigger money in the free economy.
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    Makunouchi yushos in 2021

    Y Hakuho (1), O/Y Takakeisho (3) S Mitakeumi (1) M Terunofuji (1)
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    Hakuho - 17th annual poll!

    one Yusho two good bBashos, but alot of kyujos a good 13 win streak in a single basho no zensho yes, in Aki 2021
  8. You forgot Terunofuji on the list. I am curious... Am I the only one NOT seeing Terunofuji returning to ozeki? He is now in a (banzuke) position, where he has to fight the best sumotori on a regular basis. And his fightig style relys heavily on strength and force. I cannot see his body maintaining top performance over three bashos for 33 wins or even more. Is he someone to recon with for a yusho? Definitely, yes. But returning to ozeki-hood? No. I just cannot see this.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    He has shown this strange non-squat tachi-ai for a couple of days now.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2020

    Only one of the seven others didn't made it to yokozuna. So, quite a nice company he is joining there. #FiringUpTheHopes
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    When do we start talking about Aoiyamas yusho and the beginning of his ozeki run? #justkidding
  12. As the title already said: Could there be a new third Hakuho-style dohyo-iri? As Hakuho is already slightly altering his original picked Shiranui-style, I wonder now for quite some time, if it is possible that he will intruduce an unique dohyo-iri style someday?! As far as I know there should be no rule that explicitly forbits a new style, or am I wrong? And as he is where he is, I can totally imagine that he wants to have his very own style. So I am curious: what are you thinking about this matter?!
  13. Not exactly, as he doesn't raise his hand up in the air in the second part of the dohoyo-iri before the last "stomp", but rather hold his kesho-mawashi with both hands. It is only a marginal variation, a henka, but this observation brought me this this question. As compared to Wakanohana III, you will not see this position or part at the end:
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    When does the Tokushoryu-Next-Ozeki-Hypetrain depart?
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    It has to be. With set 42 rikishi in Makuuchi, there is no lower rank then M17w possible.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I guess Endo forgot to engage Basho-mode today...
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    With Tochinoshin being MK tomorrow, he will be trading places with Takakeisho (S <-> O) twice this year!
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Since when it is not acceptable to lose against a certain rikishi?! What strange standard is that?!
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Are you implying that he finally starts his ozeki-run?!
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    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    The correct answer has to be 20%. Hakuho gave away 20 kinboshi alltogether. And only four of them to fellow mongolian: Shotenryu, Arawashi, Takanoiwa and today Ichinojo. http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Query_bout.aspx?show_form=0&shikona1=hakuho&rank1=y&onlyl1=on&shusshin2=59&rank2=m
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    Hakuho Applying for Japanese Citizenship

    Which all has nothing to do with the work within the sumo association. It's like in football (soccer) where you find a lot of very successful players, who became terrible head coaches. Being good in sports does not also mean being good at managing this sport.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    This tournament without a doubt! Why? Because the Natsu had a shin ozeki, a sekiwake trying to get his ozeki rank back, some alot new guys finally in makuuchi and a quite nice basho race. Without Hakuho competing you have a lot of possible winner names on your list. The last basho had only two interesting questions: will Hakuho get a zensho (yes) and will Takakeisho get his promotion (yes). But beyond that? Only Ichinijos 14 victories were quite remarkable, but since he could not tie up to this performance, you will remember this as a fluke (somehow).
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Same angle and section of the video footage. Be your own judge:
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    His point was not about the video booth itself.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Yes. Putting on a tinfoil hat: They are still angry at Tochinoshin and still try to hamper his progress. So, of course they grab every chance they get. (disclaimer: this is not a serious post, but an entertaining)