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    Ichinojo acquires Japanese citizenship

    Japanese name- Miura Takashi, the Miura coming from his Oyakata's real name. The Takashi comes from his own shikona.
  2. Kiribayama trained at home with the lower rankers (no other sekitori at his heya) , 19 bouts, won them all. This, after doing the fundamentals and sweating much. "I'm trying out all kinds of stuff, attacking, defending, facing all types of opponents. My aim is to do 30-40 bouts.. Sanyaku promotion? I'm going about it as usual..", he said.
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    Preparations of the masses Kyushu 2021

    Oldest active sekitori Shouhouzan will make a triumphant return to his hometown in Kyushu next basho after his imminent return to Makuuchi after 7 bashos. "I'm really happy to be back in Makuuchi for Kyushu and I hope to show good sumo there. Kyushu has always been good to me (entered Makuuchi at Kyushu 2011). Memories from facing Hakuhou? He was a beast.. He was crazy strong. I wanted to beat him just once but it was not to be. I never won, but just facing him gave me a lot of confidence," said Shouhouzan.
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    What we do in our off-time

    Tonight I had to work. And you?
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    Sure on all counts.
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    I am now officially a legend.. Disclaimer-I had nothing to do with this, but someone did..一生懸命-Dark-by-theplumwolf/43875391.EJUG5
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    Retired after March 2021

    Ex-Masutouou started working today at the Hungarian Embassy in Japan. He sent in a job application and was accepted. "I never dreamed i would be working at the Hungarian Embassy. Awesome! I still can't believe it! " he said. He will be helping out with the "Hungary Festival 2021' slated to open on the 16th. He even moved a 110 kilo piano as part of the job..
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    Retired after March 2021

    Sandanme: Hungarian veteran Masutouou, 1 Jonokuchi yusho Hikarugenji Tokimaru Bolivian Kirameki Kaounishiki, ex- Juryo, 1 Jonokuchi yusho. Jonidan: Ayakaze Toushounishiki, 1 Jonokuchi playoff loss Sorakaze Tomisakae Harimanada Kotoimagawa Daishoukaku Tamanohoshi Ooisato Isamufuji Shimizu Jonokuchi: Oota Hisanotora - many injuries, three Jonokushi yushos, one as recent as last September (never fought after that), one sandanme playoff loss. Banzuke gai: Kirinoryuu Yaotsufuji
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    Takagenji Caught Smoking Weed

    He will not be prosecuted. Reason not given. Just a laconic statement that he wont be prosecuted.
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    Ichidai toshiyori no more?

    In a 50 page report submitted by Mr. Yamauchi of yet another committee (A Committee of Experts Who Discuss the Inheritance and Development of Sumo Wrestling,. the one with Oh), it advises the Kyokai to better instruct all foreign rikishi of the importance of sumo and its traditions. But hidden inside not so subtly is the recommendation to discontinue the Ichidai toshiyori status. "We're not asking to abolish it, since the rule never existed.." said Mr. Yamauchi. It was first given to Taihou in 1969, allowing him to use his shikona and open a heya and recruit guys until he retires, when the name disappears. Now the kyokai is being asked to discontinue this. Direct result if this happens - Hakuhou doesn't get to use his name and open a Hakuhou-beya. Maybe THAT's the reason we were all looking for for him acquiring Magaki. Now, I never ever us the x-word, but this sure smacks of it quite brightly.
  11. Drring drrring.. Drrring srrring Driiing..driiing drrring driing.. "You have reached Hakuhou Shou's phone. He cannot answer the phone at the moment. He may not answer this number ever again. Have a good day!" Terunofuji : "Hello?? Hello? " Hakuhou taps him on the back. "Is it me you're looking for?" Terunofuji: "I just called to say I'm sad to hear you are retiring, but you're not answering the phone so I'll try again later." Hakuhou, knocks him on the head: "You're in charge now.." Terunofuji: "Help.." This is a formal invitation to play the "Guess the Banzuke" game!! 23 years, 141 bashos. Please play. Game rules: Guess the Banzuke. Simple. You get two points for a bulls-eye and one point for just getting the rank right. You get no points for suddenly retiring. Tiebreakers - Most total guesses, then we check the banzuke backwards - getting the lower half right will be important. The most correct guesses in the last ten places will win the tiebreaker. If still tied, we go up a ranking at a time like a penalty shootout. It's up to you to check if you are on the list of entries. It's going to be your fault if you don't notice that your entry went missing in the Internet void. No late entries will be expected or accepted. Those are the rules, and the rules will never be changed. Just like the dohyo will never be lowered. It's an axiom. For rules, standings and GOATS: For the nifty entry form: http://sumodb.sumoga...b/GTBEntry.aspx For the "new" archives: http://sumodb.sumoga...gtbarchive.aspx See if you are on the entry list: Deadline: Monday, October 25th, 2021 at 18:00 GMT ("GOAT Mauls Terunofuji") - PLEASE NOTE-THIS IS ONE WEEK BEFORE THE OFFICIAL BANZUKE ANNOUNCEMENT!! Special thanks to Andoreasu who runs it, Doitsuyama who automates and maintains it and to Hakuhou for the good times.
  12. Yes, it's true. 104 consecutive losses, 3-238 career Jonokuchi Shounanzakura has retired. He will be missed. He asked to be dismissed after last basho. "The limit of my endurance", "I want to retire" is what he reportedly said to his shisho Shikihide. "I wanted him to continue and gambarize, but he was adamant," explained Shiks. "Lose or lose, he kept on keeping on and that is something good and I think that was fantastic. Although he has that losing streak, he was always the first to appear in the morning at the keiko-ba and immersed himself in training. He did the sweeping and chanko duties well and was courteous and gambarized in his own way., " added the Oyakata. Shounanzakura is at his parents house at present and is looking forward to his second life. "He's still young-he should rest at his parents house and take things easy and gambarize," summed Shikihide oyakata.
  13. Mr. Hardy: http://www.yomiuri.c...122TDY24104.htm
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    What we do in our off-time

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    Hakuho retires

    And so they made all of those potentially problematic ones sign an oath.
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    New Juryo for Kyushu 2021

    Frog tachiai.
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    Something's wrong

    The forum takes a long time to load for a few days now. I know of at least one other person who is having this problem. The last time this happened to me, the forum went down for a few days a few days later. Anyone else?
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    New Juryo for Kyushu 2021

    She let us know she is leaving and said goodbye officially.
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    What we do in our off-time

    Guested during the virus lockdown from home with other friends. One-time thing.
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    Hakuho retires

    I might get over it..
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    Hakuho retires

    Between six months and a year-if he survives that, he's in for the long haul. It all depends on how he will respond to starting off at the bottom rung of oyakatahood like all other retirees and to what extent the elders will be looking to find faults with him. Mostly his patience.
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    Hakuho retires

    Oh, definitely. Brothers wrote no emotions, I actually saw some, is all.
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    Hakuho retires

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    Hakuho retires

    He was emotional for a few minutes there, seemingly crying when thanking his Oyakata.
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    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Who’s gonna step up? Shoudai? Mitakeumi? Terunofuji!