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  1. Nagoya  2022 :

    Kinbouzan (Yersin) is at Makushita 1E, his highest career rank. Sandanme 100 tsukedashi in November 2021 from Kazakhstan . 

    Rouga the Russian is at Makushita 2E, his highest career rank.

    Kanno is at Makushita 2W. Started off at Sandanme 100 tsukedashi in March 2021.

    Tomokaze is at Makushita 3E. Ex- Maegashira 3 piano player, returned a few basho ago after a serious injury that sidelined him for 6 bashos.

    Akiseyamaex-Makuuchi, is at Makushita 6W.

    Fujiseiun is  at Makushita 8E, his highest career rank.

    Shishi, Ukranian, is at Makushita 14E.

    Dewanoryuu,  Mongolian, is at Makushita 17W.

    Osanai is at Makushita 20W. He will not push.

    Mukainakano is at Makushita 21E. Highest career rank. 

    Wakatakamoto is at Makushita 21W. Eldest bother of Wakatakakage and Wakamotoharu.

    Joukouryuu (ex-Komusubi) is at Makushita 23E.

    Nobehara is at Makushita 24E, his highest career rank.

    Ishizaki is at Makushita 26E. Entered at Sandanme 100 tsukedashi in May 2021.  

    Kanzaki, is at Makushita 27E, his highest rank. He started from Sandanme 100 tsukedashi in March 2022. 

    Nihonyanagi is at Makushita 29W.

    Fujitoushi (Suguro) is at Makushita 30E.

    Hokutenkai, Mongolian, is at Makushita 31W.

    Kiryuukou, ex-Tokitsukaze's son number 1, is at Makushita 37E, highest career rank.

    Yoshii, 18 year old ex-Junior high Yokozuna boy wonder, is at Makushita 38E.

    Arauma,  Mongolian, is at Makushita 42W. First ever foreigner at Isenoumi beya.

    Mudouhou, Taihou's other grandson (youngest) is Makushita 44E.

    Naya,, Taihou's third grandson (second eldest) is at Makushita 45W. There is another grandson, Yukio, but he's a pro-wrestler.

    Maikeru, half  Filipino, is at Makushita 52W.

    Nabatame is at Makushita 59E. Half Thai.

    Hatsuyama, is at Sandanme 10E, his highest rank. He started March 2022 from Sandanme 100 tsukedashi.

    Miyagi  is  at Sandanme 12W.

    Asanoyama, ex-Ozeki serving punishment, is ranked at Sandanme 22W and is back after a six-basho suspension.

    Kototebakari is at Sandanme 27E. Kotoshouhou's younger brother . Highest career rank. Back to back Jonokuchi and Jonidan yushos.

    Itadaki, Canadian father, eleven years in sumo, is at  Sandanme 28E.

    Kayou is at Sandanme 30E, his highest rank. Started off at Sandanme 90 tsukedashi last basho.

    Suguro is at Sandanme 39W. Sandanme 100 tsukedashi in November 2021, brother of Fujitoushi.

    Kotokenryuu, Mongolian, is at  Sandanme 49E, highest career rank.

    Shunrai, ex-Tokitsukaze's son number 2, is at Sandanme 52E, his highest career rank.

    Daiseizan  is at Sandanme 67E, highest career rank. Inner Mongolian.

    Wakanoshou is at Sandnme 67W, highest career rank.

    Hanafusa, Ex-Kisenosato's favorite recruit is at Sandanme 71E, highest career rank. 

    Furanshisu from the Philippines is at Sandanme 84W.

    Shinohara is at Sandanme 88W.

    Oushouumi is at Jonidan 6W. 

    Tokitora (Shimoyama) is at Jonidan 19E.

    Kairou - Mark Aaron Justin Toma- Brazilian-Filipino, is at Jonidan 53W.

    Satonofuji  the bow twirler is at Jonidan 56W. 45 years old.

    Hokuouzan (Hagiwara), half Turkish, is at Jonidan 107E. 

    Suyama, small first ever graduate from Tokyo University, is at Jonokuchi 16E.

    Kagamiou (yes, he's still active..) Mongolian ex-Maegashira with injuries, has been out more or less since day 5 of July 2020,  banzuke-gai.

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  2. Here are the results- of the Nagoya 2022 GTB, delayed because I had to remove a small blockage in my artery yesterday-at home now, everything good. We have a third time winner in Nantonoyama with 71 points!! As I stated yesterday, 8 players with 70 points and higher. I with my three komusubi, ended up very low, even lower than Barry White. 17 new players,( one of the runner-ups) and 14 playing for the second time, which is just as important.


    Asashosakari - 110th basho (!!)

    Heriokuno - 110th basho (!!)

    Taxinohana -100th basho (!!)

    Manatsumai - 100th basho (!!)

    Ketsukai-  90th basho

    Itachiyama - 90th basho


    Hope you enjoyed the game, see you next basho. Special thanks to Andoreasu and Doitsuyama for their bnever-ending endeavors in keeping this game alive.

    To see how you did, go here.

    And now, on with the Ba-show!!.



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  3. Gounoyama goes and gets a new keshomawashi from his alma mater Saitama Sakae: "Gives me impetus- getting a makekoshi after this has no meaning so I have to properly get a kachikoshi!!.."



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  4. 12 hours ago, Kujo said:

    Three? I am curious as to how you picked one over another (I can see four).

    Surely you could have done it properly and went with six komusubi  tongue.png

    I went with two but fully expect this to be my worst GTB ever

    Easy - Kiribayama with a 10-5  at M2. Takanoshou was 11-4 at W4. Why both of them? I thought Kiribayama should come before Takanoshou. A 10-5 from M2 seemed to me a better shot than an 11-4 from M4, for some reason..

  5. Mitakeumi has revealed today that he injured his right shoulder last basho. "I'll be entering the basho with no real preparation," he admitted. He injured the shoulder on his day 1 bout against Takayasu, when he fell off the dohyo. So far he has only done some shiko in training and it is not clear if he did any sumo at all. "I'm not impatient yet, but I am feeling uncertain. I'll be ready in time for Nagoya," he summed.

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  6. Shimanoumi got married  a few days ago.  Today he was present at keiko and was 10-6, going 4-1 against Juryo Churanoumi and Hidenoumi. He missed kachikoshi by one win last basho. "I shall be collecting that debt," he promised.  His new wife is supportive and encourages him to do good Sumo and stay healthy. "I can really concentrate on sumo now that she has my back. She is an excellent cook as well!" he enthused.

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  7. 11 hours ago, themistyseas said:


    Curious - while we're on the subject of translations - can anyone share how they are expressing "to go all out?" This seems to come up in a lot of interviews over the years (not just these), and I've always been curious about how they express that sentiment which sounds like it's a stronger sentiment than ganbarimasu

    Ishoukenmei   いしょうけんめい

    As for usage, used in almost every single interview to the press by the rikishi.  Should I start highlighting them like I did with proper

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  8. Kiribayama is doing a lot of training. Yesterday he was at Oitekaze beya, having 21 bouts (15-6) with the likes of Takakeishou and Daieishou. "It's been a while so I had great fun.." he said. He started off winning 9 straight against Tobizaru, Endou and Daieishou, then went on to beating Takakeishou 4-2. 18 consecutive bouts. "No fatigue at all. I'm still young," he explained. Tobizaru OTOH said "It's too hot-I do 2-3 bouts and I'm exhausted.. I'm in awe of Kiribayama's strength and stamina.." "I wanted to do more," summed the energetic Kiribayama. Two more degeiko days left till the ban returns.

    Takakeishou and Kiribayama with the ladle.


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  9. Ozeki Mitakeumi is kadoban after his second basho as an Ozeki, yet is the only Ozeki not facing any sekitori in training so far. "What the &^%% is he thinking?? " asked one Oyakata. His heya has no sekitori, but the neighboring Kasugano beya has plenty and saw some guys coming to train. "He was saying publicly that it's too bad there is no degeiko and that he was looking forward to that, yet .. he is a far cry from Takakeishou who is returning from that neck injury and is going all out. It could be that he is used to going all out in training (???) close to the start of a basho and may be thinking it's too early for this kind of effort.. It's a local basho for him and his Oyakata is in charge of it. Many of his fans are expected to show up and root for him. I just hope he doesn't embarrass himself in front of them," added the anonymous Oyakata. 

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  10. Oitekaze beya saw some wild stuff yesterday as Takakeishou arrived for degeiko (Kiribayama was there as well, 9 sekitori in all), doing no less than thirty bouts (20-10). He has been doing 20 bouts a day at home since the 16th, I hear. "We can finally do some rare degeiko so I said to myself to go all out. I guess it's the novelty, but I'm really happy.." he said. He has been suffering from a neck injury these last few months and ended the last two bashos with an 8-7 record. As he likes to go with his head forward at the tachiai, that kind of injury is not a good thing for him. "The day I get scared of hitting with my head at the tachiai is the day I retire!" he proclaimed. "I have two knees and two elbows but only one neck. As much as you are careful, injuries happen. but I'll be gambarizing while being extra careful.." summed a strangely talkative Takakeishou.

    Facing Daieishou:


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  11. Relentless Takayasu continues his live tour of heyas and visited heya number 4- Arashio yesterday.  He faced Wakatakakage, visiting Abi and others for 12 bouts. Kiribayama was there as well. "Everyone is strong here so it's fun. There is a lot to gain by facing all types of rikishi.."  said, Takayasu  again. Wakatakakage was 5-4 and said the same thing..



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  12. It has come to my attention that Kotoshouhou was 7-7 against Takayasu and others yesterday. So I am passing this along to everyone. Also, Kotonowaka was 8-6 and one tie. "I started off slowly but got better as the session progressed," he said. 

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