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    Hatsu 2024 discussion (results)

    it was a great match from the spectator perspective, but his final choke against Baruto to miss the play-off was almost unbelievable
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    Training pics overview April 2023

    He had surgery done on his ACL last week and will likely be sitting out the rest of the year to recover: https://twitter.com/SumoFollower/status/1646639698930958337 https://hochi.news/articles/20230413-OHT1T51167.html?page=1
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    Hatsu 2022 Promotion & Yusho blather

    Similar-but-opposite, I'm very sad for Kairyu, who's been bouncing around the Ms1 to Ms30 range for a full decade now without ever getting that promotion to Juryo, even if it's just for one basho. Don't know how much time he has left now getting further into his thirties .
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    Takagenji Caught Smoking Weed

    He got canned for being part of the Yaocho ring, I'm pretty sure.
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    Takagenji Caught Smoking Weed

    Wakakirin as well, I think he's the only Japanese rikishi to be expelled for that reason(?). He got arrested and spent a month in police custody before being granted bail, then got handed a 10 month (suspended for 3 years) custodial sentence; not sure if the Japanese legal system's softened up much on the demon weed in the last decade, but i wouldn't want to be in Takagenji's shoes right now.
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    Terunofuji is the 73rd Yokozuna.

    Genuinely unable to tell if this was meant to be 'Asanoyama' and no-one noticed, or if there's an obvious joke I've completely missed .
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    Nagoya 2021 kyujo list

    There seems to be a display error on sumodb currrently where an extra '0' is being inserted on the banzuke screen for quite a few Makushita and below guys, making it seem like they have a no-show bout, I think that's causing some confusion? Example: vs
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    NHK confirms here: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20210706/k10013121631000.html It's a little concerning to me that nearly a full day later, there isn't any more information beyond 'he suffered pains in his neck'.
  9. Is it possible any lower-rankers might be caught up in this as well? The Bunshun article says Asanoyama was 'accompanied by two men' when he visited the establishment. They don't give any more details on them, but my understanding was that they don't usually name and shame non-sekitori.
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    March basho 2021

    https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/e82540fa341bc359f672021317ee73ecad8cac04 Yahoo article quotes Shibatayama as saying that Hibikryu is concussed and has injured his cervical vertebrae - 'it's possible pressure was applied to the nerves there' - which is not somehting I like to hear.
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    Kakuryu to Retire

    Yes, perfectly understandable in context and yet still very odd on one level to see the headline that Kakuryu will retire and take on the name of Kakuryu .
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    Yoshikaze situation

    Good lord. https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20210322/k10012928621000.html NHK reports that the charges are that ex-Yoshikaze's wife allegedly abused their 11 year-old daughter by hitting her, kicking her, and spraying insect repellant into her eyes. Per article, the daughter took video of the abuse on her phone. The only mention of ex-Yoshikaze himself is that the daughter 'consulted with him', so I guess the implication is that he was the one who took it to the police (I hope so!).
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    Tokitsukaze under house arrest

    https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20210222/k10012880181000.html To no-one's surprise, the rijikai has decided on a recommendation of expelling Tokitsukaze, effective as of today. Ex-Tosayutaka will take on both the name and the stable.
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    The new mongolian generation

    Perhaps a silly question, but should Roga be considered part of the new Mongolian generation? His entry on SumoDB says he's a Russian from Ulan Bator (the Mongolian capital), which obviously doesn't make much sense; looking into it a bit further, I found this article from last year: http://nyarunuko.com/archives/1849... ...which says he was born in the autonomous Russian republic of Tuva to a Mongolian dad and a Russian mum, and when asked about nationality he says he considers himself Russian. Has there been any change/update since then?
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    Rikishi Status Kyushu 2019

    NHK now reporting that Kakuryu will be absent on Day 1: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20191110/k10012171591000.html