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 ...
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  1. Dapeng

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

    Exactly. It was my first name before I went to school.
  2. Dapeng

    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."
  3. 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.
  4. Dapeng

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

    Three years ago he was very much hyped when achieving three consecutive double digits winnings.
  5. Dapeng

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

    Sure, but also a poor strategy. Kind of cheating if deliberately mukiryoku.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Dapeng

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

    Seems Hakuho never yusho-ed after he received a fusensho.
  10. 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.
  11. Dapeng

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

    If they meet 14 to 14 on day 15, people will want to see more such significant bout. If Hakuho retires for no other reason except losing such a match, it's not hinkaku but exactly the opposite.
  12. Dapeng

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

    He has new injury? His old injury is supposed to have healed during the past 4 months.
  13. Dapeng

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

    He will replace Kakuryu as yokozuna to perform the dohyo-iry with Hakuho in next year's Olympic.
  14. Dapeng

    Tochiozan Retirement

    Hakuho likes to mess up with him
  15. Dapeng

    July basho?

    1/4 of the full number, about 2500.