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  1. Tsubame

    Trivia bits

    Onosato joins an interesting group of rikishi who achieve double digit wins in their first three makuuchi bashos. Querry 3 results found Rikishi Basho 1. Onosato 1 1. Onosho 1 1. Terukuni 1 On one hand we have a highly prospect that ended as our usual rank-and-file and on the other a yokozuna. Which fate will Onosato follow?
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    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    I mean he is M17, so it is not sooo unlikely. Okay, lets cheer for Takarafuji! He is still on course for his zensho yusho!
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    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    I mean he is M17, so it is not sooo unlikely. Okay, lets cheer for Takarafuji!
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    Haru 2024 discussion (results)

    A 11-4 JY (with 2 wins behind the winner) will never ever be considered as a "yusho equivalent" for a yokozuna run. Never. Ever.
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    Haru 2024 discussion (results)

    I assume this never happened before, or did it?
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    Haru 2024 discussion (results)

    Is it too early to be excited about our annual M17 yusho?
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    Trivia bits

    Indeed, Ichinojo came close. He met his first yokozuna in his 57th overall bout (with same amounts of bashos). Totally forgot, that Ichinojo had also a massive headstart into sumo.
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    Trivia bits

    Onosato faced a yokozuna in his: 56th bout overall, 5th basho overall, 3rd sekitori basho. These have to be hard to break records, or not?
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    Early 2000s Classic Basho streams

    Do you know what I most recognize by watching these old bashos? The lack of visible injuries or resp. bandages! It might be that nowadays they are more leaniend towards wearing those bandages around knees, feet, or elbows but you rarely saw them back in the days. I cannot imagine that this observation should be only related to the abolished kosho-status.
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    Preparations of the Y/O - Kyushu 2023

    Call me an old cynic, but that are the exact words I would expect from someone already knowing that his rikishi will not enter the next basho.
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    Oshoma Accused of Harassment

    This Twitter tweet named the other athlets, quote: "The three makushita who quit are Hokuyouzan (26), Sakurai (26) and Anzai (21)...".
  12. Short answer: to save his face. You know, this japanese thing...
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    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    And? Just alone for marketing reason it is better to have one than not. The NSK is no charity...
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    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    Regarding a possible promotion of Takakeishos: The days of Terunofuji are numbered. He will not be on the dohyo for long. It is very likely that 2024 will see his intai. So, having a yokozuna candidate at hand is quite handy, esp. with Takakeisho being a poster boy already. With a second yusho in november I see no way they deny him the promotion. But I agree that a jun-yusho will most likely not be enough, due to the "circumstances" of his latest yusho.
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    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    I was surprised not to see a mono-ii in the Abi-Takakeisho bout. But okay, I can live with the result.
  16. A very recommended youtube channel for all those history and food nerds out there just published a video about Chanko Nabe. Give it a try... ...and maybe watch the video too. The Sumo Wrestler Diet - Chanko Nabe
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    What makes a great ozeki?

    Genuine question: Are there historical media instances which uses this phrase?
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    Nagoya 2023 discussion (results)

    Just because he is new. You can see this behaviour always in newer rikishis. With time they ALL become more convenient...
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    Nagoya 2023 discussion (results)

    You mean like Takakeisho in may basho 2019? But it is rare indeed: query
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    Sanctuary Netflix Series

    Looks like Terunofuji stole your very comment from this thread earlier!
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    Ichinojo - where will he go in 2023?

    A yusho is a yusho is a yusho! I am happy!
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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    Is it too early to jinx Asanoyama's yusho?
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    Makunouchi Yushos in 2023

    S Wakatakakage (2) S Hoshoryu (1) O Hoshoryu (1) Y Terunofuji (1) M Mister-surprise-me (1) <-- the obvious maegashira yusho from someone below M10
  24. - Y - Hoshoryu O Wakatakakage I dont think that Terunifuji survives banzuke-wise the next year. And Takakeisho will lose this Ozeki rank somewhen in 2023.
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    Ichinojo - where will he go in 2023?

    Santa brings an intai for Ichinojo.