Katooshu

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    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    Keeping rabbit remains in his mawashi sounds a bit....interesting
  2. I wonder what the name of an ultra-elite 7th division would be...any suggestions?
  3. Some impressive competitors in this year group, it's a shame that what was likely going to be the most productive year of high school sumo for most of them is essentially wasted.
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    Trivia question

    Love these threads! I notice their first basho was an inverse of their last (6-1/1-6, 4-3/3-4) but I imagine that is fairly common. Nothing else jumps out, but eyes much sharper than mine should spot something. Edit: Both also undefeated vs Hakuho in multiple bouts (2-0)!
  5. A lot of the time when I see them do measurements, the measurement is taken from above the top of the rikishi's head, adding some extra height. And some of the listings seem off to me...this basho Takagenji was listed at 193cm, but looked barely taller than opponents listed at about 185cm.
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    Retirements after July 2020

    Nice to see him still involved with sumo
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    Other Runaway rikishi

    (2) Might also be a young fellow from Onoe, Iwasaki, who was noted to have run-off in a documentary that contrasted his life in sumo with Baruto's:
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Took a look at the keiko clip---he sure beat those low rankers easily enough, would've been interesting to see him vs someone more like Hokaho. I notice that Toma seems to have slimmed down, though didn't help him this basho! And that poor guy who had to lose to Enho about 20 times in a row
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    Shikihide beya troubles

    Interesting watch, and I recall seeing another feature about her and the heya, though these could very well be misleading and not represent what is really going on day-to-day. Just going by Kinta's post, I get the impression that she is trying in earnest to step in a be good leader, and not that she's acting with malice. Of course there's very little info out so far...
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    Promotion/Demotion/Yusho Discussion July 2020

    Juryo promotions were announced and it's 4 up.....Oki, Nishikifuji, Kitaharima, and Chiyonokuni
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    Accidents happen

    Are you looking out for your safety enough mate?
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    Corona and sumo

    When he was in primary school he was pretty much unbeatable due to his size, and I believe one of the tournaments he won was the Hakuho Cup, which came with the privilege of the yokozuna presenting his winnings. They've had a connection and I think done heya visits since then, but Toma has been getting less and less effective as he's gotten older and the opposition has gotten stronger and more skilled. His trajectory from primary school star to highly beatable big ball is similar to Kiyonoumi's: http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi.aspx?r=12195. Toma is probably slightly better, but that's still not going very far. Hokuseiho is a promising new recruit though, and balances Toma out in dimension and potential.
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    Corona and sumo

    At his size it's hard to keep an eye off him! I can't see him becoming a sekitori and his 0-7 wasn't too surprising. He'd already been figured out in high school and I doubt his body holds up for long.
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    Are Abi's days numbered?

    He was stupid and put himself and potentially others at risk, but intai is a shame. It does feel a bit much to me, but I guess as a rikishi you should know that stuff like this can mean the axe.
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    The young generation (japanese rikishi only)

    It has kind of snuck up on me that rikishi like Shodai, Hokutofuji, Endo, Mitakeumi, and Shodai are already in their 30s or late 20s this year!
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    Do you eat eggs for breakfast?

    I love eggs but only eat them when I'm out at a restaurant for breakfast, which is at most a few times a year.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    I freaking loved this basho, not only in makuuchi but in the other divisions as well
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    Terunofuji Watch

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    Kizenryu Intai

    With Kiz I always feel obliged to mention the post a forum member in Japan made many years ago. Having done keiko with him in his university days at Nichidai, they mentioned that they were surprised to see him turn pro, because he was such a nice guy, and based on their keiko together he just seemed too gentle for ozumo. I always cheered for him after that, and was particularly disappointed when after a 6-2 start and seemingly headed for his first juryo KK, an injury got the better of him and forced him out of that basho. But almost 10 tournaments as a sekitori is still a good accomplishment, one that most rikishi will never reach, and I'm sure the kids of Kagawa will uwatenage-ing better than ever in no time
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    The Wall 2020

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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    I have seen a lot of him as an amateur. He is big (2m!) and strong, but slow, a bit clumsy, and technically basic, with a style I find rather ugly. His potential is good but the highest level is a while off! Nice start though, going 7-0, including beating a couple of collegiate rikishi (albeit not particularly good ones) and a solid high schooler in Ofukusawa. I am pumped for day 15! Hoping for a Terunofuji win, and if not, a Mitakeumi win.
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    The Wall 2020

    Per another thread, it was 31 years ago, accomplished in Natsu 1989 by some random guy named Takahanada And Kitanowaka KK
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    He would get big cheers when appearing for his lower division matches on his way back to makuuchi. He's had an inspiring comeback from nearly the bottom of the banzuke, and I imagine with that, and simply the passing of time, animosity towards him has cooled considerably. A few henkas and his trademark angry face might change that though! Imagine if that's how he beats Asanoyama in a playoff for the cup...
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    Enho university wrestling in 2014 (age 20)

    Incidentally, Kamiyama also eliminated Hokutofuji from that tournament (ashitori I think), and would've thus been his final amateur opponent. Mitakeumi ended up winning this one to get the Ms10TD qualification.