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  1. Katooshu

    Hakuho Injures Arm Haru Basho 2019

    Is ashitoritaioshi a thing?
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    Rikishi calling a mono-ii

    Sitting dohyo-side after having competed in the previous match, Hakuho called one in May 2014 for Goeido vs Kakuryu, and the initial ruling was overturned on a hairpull. Perhaps potential to be the GOAT shinpan as well?
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    East Japan Student Championships 2019

    Nakamura is a great prospect for Nittaidai. Only halfway through his first year, but in individual competition already 2 titles, 2 3rd place finishes, and a quarterfinal finish. He's also been 16-2 in team competition over his last 3 tournaments, and has been launching opponents off the dohyo left and right. We could be looking at the start of a highly decorated collegiate career. No sight of Shiroyama for Toyo at the last two competitions, not even in the background. Injury?
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    Don't be misled by the title

    Gould's favourite, Taiki Tebakari, going for the yusho in yesterday's Kanto championship
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    Latest kabu-babu changes

    Acquired Japanese citizenship in 2017
  6. Kindai wins the team competition, and Shinya Yamanaka of Kyushu Joho takes the individual title, beating Kindai's Reo Yamaguchi in the final. Yamaguchi vs Yamanaka
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    Terunofuji's health problems

    Ganbare Teru!!
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Maybe he felt he could be open about it because he wasn't targeting the injury in a way that would apply direct force to it and worsen the injury (like Asashoryu kicking Dejima's injured leg). I don't think it was worse than any other henka (not to get into that debate again lol) and I'd think there's a good chance that a straight up match and having to push nearly 200kg would've been more damaging to Takakeisho's knee.
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    The new mongolian generation

    Mitoryu regularly tossed around Asanoyama like nothing in the amateurs, and also didn't have a hard time beating future makuuchi rikishi like Yutakayama, Yago, and Enho,. He became amateur yokozuna at 165kg, but, despite suffering from serious back pain even in university, he added another 35kg and seems to have lost control over his weight and stability. As someone who followed his college career he has been a big disappointment for me, and I do believe he has actually regressed from the peak of his amateur days. He makes me say 'wow that was awful' more than any other current sekitori. I agree that Hoshoryu stands out as the most promising, and a run like his straight from high school is very impressive. He is excellent technically and has the ability to make much larger opponents fall like nothing with trips and throws. With extra weight and more development of conventional sumo skills, I think he has very good potential, though of course tougher proving grounds await. Roga is future sekitori I believe, but it's hard to tell at this point where his ceiling may be. Yoshoyama does not impress me at all, and while he's only had one MK he's also been puttering by with 4-3s and is barely over 50 percent wins in sandamne. I don't believe he ever left a mark on the national amasumo scene when he competed, and I can see why to be honest. I'm not sure he's even as good as the likes of Tsushida.
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    Juryo Promotions for 2019 Nagoya

    How do these rate on the happiness scale
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Not a bad take at all. What uproar (well. maybe that's too strong of a term) there was about the henka was much ado about nothing in my opinion.
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    The young generation (japanese rikishi only)

    As much as I've found it hard to like him, I'm also very interested in how Takagenji does over the next few years. I don't believe he had any sumo experience when he entered at 15, yet he was a sekitori only 4 years later while still a teenager (that is highly impressive to me), and will be the youngest in makuuchi next basho. He's got very good size and seems strong and well-balanced.
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    59th National select student Usa tournament

    More here: https://www.youtube.com/user/tnkyk63/videos?disable_polymer=1 Individual Final: Nakamura vs Tanaka Team Final: Nittaidai vs Aisin Seiki
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    59th National select student Usa tournament

    Another big success for Nakamura--individual yusho at the Wakayama College-Business national tournament, and team yusho as a starter in Nittaidai's 3-man lineup. Nakamura, Dergerbayar, and Ishizaki won all their team matches for a total of 18-0. They beat Aisin Seiki (now with last year's student championships runner-up Nakajima) in the final. Losing quarterfinalists were Tokyo Nogyo and Nichidai. Toyo's dominance seems to be at an end, as they were eliminated in the quarterfinals and have yet to capture a yusho this year. Their captain Shiroyama was not in the lineup for the elimination rounds despite having been their strongest team performer coming into the tournament. Individual competition Right to left: winner Nakamura, runner-up Tanaka (Chuo), 3rd Yamaguchi (Kindai) and Hatsuyama (Toyo) Team Left to right: Nittaidai's Dergerbayar, Nakamura, Takahashi, and Ishizaki
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    The shimpan who said he was out (if that's really Tamanoshima as reported) certainly was not in the best spot...yet basically it just came down to his sole opinion that the heel was out when none of the others saw that. That's not a good process at all to me.