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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

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2019

    A sense of humor
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    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Tomorrow Hakuho will be happy to grab a defeat from the jaw of victory
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    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    I noticed a trend: whenever Kakuryu or anther yokozuna/ozeki/rikishi did well, Hakuho was either absent or did poorly in the last 2 or 3 days of the basho. Interesting, isn't it?
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    Preparations of the Y/O- Nagoya 2019

    Well well, the simplified forms are "优胜",easy to remember for sure. Unfortunately the Japanese prefer the traditional forms.
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    Enhou injured

    Sure. It's the hip joint.
  6. Dapeng

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    This basho is not a good one but will be remembered for a long time because it's the first one viewed by the president of USA. It's not a good basho because: 1, the much expected and hyped new ozeki turned out to mess up the schedule by re-entering and re-kyujo giving two default wins. 2, mediocre performance by ozekis. 3, bad referee decision on critical bout. 4, "tiger head but snake tail" performances of Tochi and Kaku ruined the yusho race. 5, Day-14 yusho is supposed to be a strong yusho but actually a weak one at only 12 wins.
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    Trump coming to the basho

    I have a question: will the USA Present Cup be awarded each basho from now on? I hope it will be.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Almost every rikishi carries injury to some degree, the question is how healthy he is. As to Takanohana and Kise, they also had their own dilemmas: the yosho was at hand and they did not want to abandon. In both cases, the costs of that yusho were their careers. Anyway, it is bad practice for an apparently injured rikishi to mount the dohyo. Such practice should not be encouraged.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    There were more tricky situations for the healthy rikishi to deal with: the injured Takanohana vs healthy Musashimaru at a playoff bout; and the injured Kisenosato vs healthy Terunofuji on day 15 with yusho at hand. What would the audience / the whole nation respond if the healthy rikishi beat the injured Taka or Kise? Did they dare to win?
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    It's bad practice for a injured rikishi to mount the dohyo. What his opponent can do? His opponent definately does not want to lose, but he may also worry that he may injury the already injured rikishi again. In addition, the audience are sympathetic of the injured rikishi, they will be mad at the one who beat the injured rikishi especially if the injured rikishi is a popular rikishi.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    What will happen if one day in future a sumo wrestler declares he is a LGTB? I believe he will be kicked out immediately without argument.
  12. Dapeng

    YDC May soken

    The time of abscence counted as kyujo, and former yokozuna also demotable. Or else only allow former non-yokozuna rikishi to be reinstated.
  13. Dapeng

    YDC May soken

    Sure. The NSK should revise their policy to allow retired rikishi to rejoin the active rank.
  14. Dapeng

    YDC May soken

    Even Kitanofuji san can be so humorous ...
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    Preparations of the Y/O- Natsu 2019

    Sure. It means that the keiko (practice) will not betray you, i.e., if you do keiko you will improve.