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    Wajima passes.

    Any word on Wakanohana II and Mienoumi? Obviously Masuiyama II remains fairly active. Swami
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    Wajima in memoriam overview

    Great photos. Sad perhaps that his exit from sumo tarnished his reputation but no doubt he was a superb Yokozuna. Swami
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    Wajima passes.

    Sad news indeed. Swami
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    Aurora breaks the record and Aki weigh-in

    The average height hasn't increased as much as I thought it might have. Other sports like rugby union players are much taller than they were 30 or 40 years ago. Swami
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    Belated happy Birthday, Fujisan!

    Happy birthday and hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Aminishiki hits the big 4-0.

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    Hi there

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    Happy Birthday, Asashosakari!

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    こんにちは from Chicago, IL

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    Happy Birthday, Ganzohnesushi!

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    Tochinoshin vs Baruto who is stronger

    On balance I'd say Baruto would have the edge - if both men were at their peak. How about adding ex-Kirishima into the mix, the ultimate tsuridashi specialist (and utchari of course)? I also remember Chiyonofuji lifting Mitoizumi out in September 1989 which was quite a feat. Swami
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    Aurora breaks the record and Aki weigh-in

    He did seem especially bad these last couple of tournaments, as soon as he made the first step onto the dohyo he lost his footing immediately. Surely this is a lesson to any new recruit coming in, in terms of not how to do it. Swami
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    Happy Birthday, Nekonishiki!

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    Aurora breaks the record and Aki weigh-in

    If this is indeed correct surely someone needs to take him in hand and urgently get him on a diet. Swami
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    Aurora breaks the record and Aki weigh-in

    Yes, it seemed he had stayed at 199kg forever. He's another one whose weight seems to have got the better of him. Swami
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    Aurora breaks the record and Aki weigh-in

    I think for his own welfare now his oyakata or someone may have to make the call for him to stop. Swami
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    Another from Oregon, USA

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    Another one from Spain

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    Aurora breaks the record and Aki weigh-in

    He should quit straight away and try to start losing weight immediately. The statement "reaching 300kgs is cool" is terrible, if that is what his main aspiration is. In addition, for his size, he has remarkably little power. Swami
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    Aurora breaks the record and Aki weigh-in

    At what point will he stop and think - is there any point in continuing? Even getting back to the lower levels of Makushita would be a major achievement for him at present. Konishiki at his heaviest lost a lot of his mobility but never looked anywhere near as ungainly as Orora. Swami
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    Pandaazuma Happy Birthday

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    Longtime sumo fan from Spain.

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    Terunofuji Watch

    He really needs to quit now, even the most optimistic would say there isn't any hope of a comeback. Former Kotokaze returned to Makunouchi from the depths of Makushita after his first severe knee injury in the late 1970s but Terunofuji has too many complications. If it was just his knee, he might have had a chance. Swami
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    Aurora breaks the record and Aki weigh-in

    The saddest thing from Orora's point of view is the fact that he seemingly feels the need to say reaching 300kgs would be cool. Surely he himself can see it hasn't doesn't his career much good? Swami