Dapeng

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About Dapeng

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    Started watching Sumo when Konishiki won his first Yusho (he was my favorite rikishi at the time) ...
    Studied and obtained academic degree in Japan ...
    Reading and speaking three languages ...
    Regular table tennis player ...

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  1. Dapeng

    General Corona Banter

    Ten years ago there was few PCR test for H1N1. "Some studies estimated that the actual number of cases including asymptomatic and mild cases could be 700 million to 1.4 billion people—or 11 to 21 percent of the global population of 6.8 billion at the time" (Wikipedia). I don't think the current Covid19 will eventually infect such a large amount of people. In US, anyone tested positive of Covid19 and died are counted as "Covid19 related death", but the number of death caused by Covid19 ONLY is much smaller, smaller than ten thousands. In addition, 95% of COVID19 related deaths aged above 65. I'm not saying that the Covid19 is not a serious disease, but comparing with many other epidemics in history, it is less bad. There are too many politics these days in US.
  2. Dapeng

    General Corona Banter

    This Covid19 is no worse than the H1N1 of 2009 - 2010, only that the PCR virus test made it look like more severe. In US, the average age of those Covid19 related deaths is around 80, even older than the US life expectancy that is 78.5.
  3. Dapeng

    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    If Shodai wins today he will make an ozeki? Since two consecutive yushos from an ozeki makes a yokozuna, two consecutive jun-yushos (or better) can be a good standard for a sekiwake to make an ozeki. By the way, was there any one below ozeki who got two consecutive yushos?
  4. Dapeng

    Favorite Yokozuna? Past And Present

    Ake and Taka had 21:21 record.
  5. Mostly because a really good rikishi will not stay in juryo for long. However, as someone had said, rikishies like Asashoryu or Hakuho will not be promoted out of Makuuchi.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Exactly. It was my first name before I went to school.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    In Chinese mythology, phoenix (凤) is the king of all birds and she gave birth to a giant peacock and a giant bird called Peng (鹏). However, the great ancient Chinese philosopher Zhuang Zi wrote: "In the Northern Sea there lived a giant fish called 'Kun' (鲲) whose size was over many thousands miles. The 'Kun' transformed into a giant bird called 'Peng' (鹏) whose size was over many thousands miles. When the 'Peng' flied, his wings were like clound covering the heaven."
  8. If he gets a 13-wins non yusho in Sept and a yusho in Nov, this basho's 12-wins junyusho will be a plus when the NSK considers whether to promote him.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Three years ago he was very much hyped when achieving three consecutive double digits winnings.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Sure, but also a poor strategy. Kind of cheating if deliberately mukiryoku.
  11. Dapeng

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

    No idea whether his knee injury is an old one or a new one. Probably an old one that gets worse day by day. No good.
  12. Dapeng

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

    The basho becomes interesting, only after Hakuho loses ...... Is a three-way playoff possible? Haven't seen it in makuuch for a very long time. Seems the last one was Akebono against the Hanada brothers.
  13. Dapeng

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

    Asanoyama is not the kind of rikishi who is easily injured. Those who are prone to injury are usually already at their physical limits to maintain their ranks. Although it's his first basho at ozeki, he is quite comfortable at the rank. If he wins this basho, he has a good chance to be promoted this Nov.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Seems Hakuho never yusho-ed after he received a fusensho.
  15. Dapeng

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

    As Rabid just said, Chyunofuji retired when he saw a youngster coming up to replace him, however, he was already unable to yusho. Otherwise he would have kept going on for 1 more yusho. Asanoyama will be the next yokozuna (probably before the Tokyo Olympic) for sure. After one or two years, he may reach the strength of the current day Hakuho and the latter will hang up his mawashi.