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    Started watching Sumo when Konishiki won his first Yusho (he was my favorite rikishi at the time) ...
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    Many many years ago Tamanoumi died of the same fatal problem of pulmonary embolism after a surgery. Apparently Hibikiryu's spinal cord was injured at neck level. The injury is very dangerous, but Hibikiryu could have survived. The pulmonary embolism was probably caused by a detached blood clog from a deep leg vein and could be prevented. What a tragedy. R.I.P.
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    New NSK council with Sadaharu Oh

    Apparently, they worried that sumo might be internationalized like judo.
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    Ichidai toshiyori no more?

    Absurd. If Hakuho is a Japanese by birth-right instead of being a naturalized one, will they try deny him IT? Instead, they will probably recommend to make the name "Hakuho" a permanent toshiyori name!
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    YDC meeting after Haru 2021

    Even Kise had sat out an entire year after a proper surgery, I would still doubt he could return to perform at yokozuna level. But if he was allowed to return to start from Jonidan as Teru, he could have easily gone all the way to Sanyaku or even ozeki. Kise was definitely better than Teru, but he had the bad luck to compete with two strong yokozuna in their prime times.
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    YDC meeting after Haru 2021

    As long as his knees are healthy enough.
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    YDC meeting after Haru 2021

    Clearly, in 2017, less than one-third predicted he'll stay until 2020, and few predicted he'll stay after 2020. Now I think if he can manage more than 11 wins in July and one yusho this year, he'll continue until a new yokozuna is on board. Unfortunately, no one on the current banzuke has the potential to make a yokozuna. As long as Hakuho can complete more than 2 basho and yusho 1 time in a year, the NSK will probably keep him on dohyo.
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    YDC meeting after Haru 2021

    It's an example for others to follow and Kise followed.
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    March basho 2021

    He needs to win three times to yusho
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    March basho 2021

    Maybe the current ozekies can be given a passing score, but none of them has the potential to be dominant. After Hakuho also gone, there'll be no yokozuna in a long time and people lose interest in sumo.
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    Top 10 Sumo Records Hatsu 2021 Edition

    I wonder if you can add one line on the juryo zenshao yusho?
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2021

    My impression is that there was no sansho at all for Aki 2018.
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    Corona and sumo

    More than 7500 new confirmed cases yesterday. They should cancel this basho. The vaccine is coming, do the best to avoid being taken down by the virus.
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    Corona and sumo

    It seems it's getting worse and worse everywhere ......
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    Corona and sumo

    Now more than two thousands new cases a day. Will the January basho be canceled? It seems vaccinations will not be available to the public until March.
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    YDC convenes after November 2020

    Hakuho's performance in 2019 (51 wins and 2 Y) was probably the best among all makuuchi. His performance this year was affected by the Covid 19, in my opinion. With the current speed of spreading of the epidemic, the January basho will probably be canceled. By March they may have the vaccine and everything back to normal, including Hakuho and Kakuryu's performance on dohyo.