ALAKTORN

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    Hakuhō, Kyokutenhō, Aoiyama, Mitakeumi

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  1. ALAKTORN

    Tochinoshin vs Baruto who is stronger

    I think Baruto was stronger, and if not he’d have had the potential to be with more bodybuilding. Too bad that kind of power sumō breaks your knees.
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    It has been sad to watch Kakuryū crumble when it looked like the yūshō might be his. Kisenosato surprised me, was not expecting him to do this well. I hope Hakuhō wins tomorrow for another zenshō. What’s up with Ichinojō always not even trying the first week then making a comeback kachikoshi? This guy is weird.
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Really? It’s often said that football/soccer started as the same thing but American football diverged as it evolved though.
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    Aurora breaks the record and Aki weigh-in

    So what happened to the 300kg dream? What made him retire all of a sudden?
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Tochinoshin is a belt wrestler, wouldn’t Abi be hard for him by default?
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    That’s a false equivalency or something. Extra rest time can help some rikishi more than others, obviously you could also make the argument that it helped Gōeidō less than others because he seems to be one of the few rikishi left that doesn’t get injured. But saying they all got rest so it’s the same for everyone, is silly.
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    Today's betting odds for the bouts

    That website doesn’t load for me. Might be blocked in Italy…
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    Today's betting odds for the bouts

    I can’t find any site that allows betting from Italy. rip
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Kisenosato is cutting it close but he’s definitely got a lot of heart. He really doesn’t want to lose. The monoii explanations were pretty embarrassing.
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I edited the post with some more info. The shinitai rule is a weird one, some times it seems to go completely ignored by the shinpan for no real reason.
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    If your whole body is already airborne outside the dohyō, you’ve lost. You can’t jump 3 meters out and win the match just because you delayed your landing while your opponent puts a foot out. There’s a rule called “shinitai” which means “dead body”, if you’re in a position where you can’t do anything to directly make your opponent lose, you can’t win. For example during tsuridashi (pick up the opponent off his feet with both hands on the mawashi), the rikishi is allowed to step outside the dohyō and win before putting the opponent down. Just because the opponent is considered a dead body I presume. 8 might be enough to stave off retirement, no one can say for sure.
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    From one of the vids that was posted the doctor told Ura that he should be careful when fighting with the knee and Ura was saying that he wasn’t 100% (probably can never be after such an injury?) but I don’t know how old the stuff in the vid is.
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    YDC convenes

    Wasn’t it Harumafuji on day 14 that caused the injury…? And Kisenosato had to beat Terunofuji twice on day 15 while injured. I have nothing against Kisenosato, I was happy he finally managed to get promoted, can’t you see my profile picture? I just think he should face reality like a man and have retired after the 2 basho he pulled out of. His career is over but a lot of people seem to have a hard time to come to terms with that.
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    YDC convenes

    I’m of the opinion he should’ve retired 2 basho after his injury so… yeah really hard to comprehend for me. It’s clear his career is over and it’s not by shaming the yokozuna title (for lack of better wording) that things will be better.
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    YDC convenes

    I don’t see how that makes a difference. His situation is very sad but that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be expected to act like one of his rank– yokozuna. Amount of time at it should be meaningless.