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  1. Gooner

    Grand Slams in Ozumo

    First of all: great topic! Thanks! As mentioned above Hatsu is the thoughest tournament to win for career grand slam holders. It's also striking that Kyushu has only been won 9 times in total by the 'non career grand slam holders with atleast four yusho'. For comparison Haru has been won 21 times by the same group, Natsu 20, Aki 20, Nagoya 17 and Hatsu 16 times.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    I don't blame Hakuho for the possible injury to Terunofujis elbow. He got himself in an advantageous position and made the most of the only grip he had, the arm... I do blame him for that huge kachiage. Blinding Teru with his left hand and uppercut him with his right arm. The bout could have been over right there with Teru unconscious on the clay.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    The mother of all kachi-ages...
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    Anomalous Yusho Portraits (trivia)

    Thanks for starting this great topic! A small remark on your table: Kise has won 2 very memorable tournaments . Only the second is with tachi.
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    Natsu basho 2021

    Meisei loses quickly. Is Endo now the frontrunner to replace Daieisho as komosubi?
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    Natsu basho 2021

    Sorry. I was not clear. Gino sho is a certainty, shukun sho is conditional.
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    Natsu basho 2021

    Gino sho and shukun sho if he wins the tournament.
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    Natsu basho 2021

    With Mbovo down is there any way to watch senshuraku live online?
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    Natsu basho 2021

    Do you know when he will start in Ozumo? Another Mongolian giant?
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    Natsu basho 2021

    The Ozeki are still not facing each other on day 13. This means one Ozeki won't face the other 2 because it's impossible to plan the 3 bouts on 2 days... why?
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    Natsu basho 2021

    Only Takakeisho and Onosho look to be able to beat him. The M6's and M7's match his style and would be easy victimes. Myougiryu is 3-12 against him. No stopping Teru I am affraid...
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    Lower division celebs results

    Kitanowaka is having a rough time in upper Makushita. I was hoping he would challenge for the Juryo promotions in recent tournaments.
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    Provocative eye contact

    Goeido vs Harumafuji in Goeidos zensho yusho tournament was the last great stare I think. You can still find it on Kintamayama youtube. I was so hyped when I first saw it and I still am when rewatching that bout. Kintamayama desribed it as "oh Momma!".
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Can you explain?
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    I think the quality has definately dropped for a couple of years mainly because there is no dominating yokozuna. Hakuho has won 4 out of the last 16 yusho, Kakuryu 3. However I feel the standard in this basho (and in July too) has been great. It seems like a lot of exiting rikishi are in good form since they had 4 months off between april and July. Asanoyama and Takakeisho are proving to be very solid Ozekis. We have three Sekiwake coming into this basho with 11-4 records, 2 of them are looking up to Ozeki. Oldie Okinoumi is showing his best sumo of the last 5 years, so is oldie Myogiryu. Endo is a steady komusubi, M1 and can surprise everyone. Terunofuji is back to beastmode. And we have some very exiting newcomers in Kotoshoho, Hoshoryu, Wakatakakage, Kiribayama,... they all definately belong in Makuuchi. Don't write Meisei off too. I think the bottom has been reached in 2019 and the quality is now going up. This will probably have consequences for some older wrestlers who near the end of their carreers.