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  1. mikawa

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Goeido had a helping hand (his right) in his win over Kakuryu today, that was very well executed. Shodai's strategy today was spot on, just don't let Tochinoshin get a good grip. However, I do still think that Tochinoshin will get his kachikoshi this weekend.
  2. mikawa

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Strange game plan for Kakuryu to go in for the morozashi against Tochinoshin, he's pretty much the only opponent where it can easily backfire. It did for Shohozan, and it did today
  3. mikawa

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Ichinojo got extra-shoved by Hakuho yesterday and goes on to dominate Kisenosato like that?
  4. mikawa

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Goeido choosing to let go of his right hand grip proved to be a mistake, especially as that meant he had no grip at all after that. He does have a tendency to try things which are risky to say the least
  5. mikawa

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Endo nearly spun his way out of trouble today, nearly
  6. mikawa

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    That was temendous balance and footwork at the edge there from Mitakeumi, especially considering what he had to go through during the bout
  7. mikawa

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Maybe Kaisei could learn a thing or two from Tamawashi on how to execute a Kotenage? Actually, on second thought, probably not a good idea
  8. mikawa

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    How to push Ichinojo out - Mitakeumi on Day 4 How to push Ichinojo to the edge, only to give away a morozashi grip - Tamawashi on Day 5 How to push Ichinojo to the edge, thinking you've won the bout, only to realise (too late) that you haven't - Yoshikaze last basho
  9. mikawa

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    A tiny tiny fist pump from Tochinoshin? Shows just how much today's win meant for him. It's always nice seeing a bout between Goeido and Ikioi, they've been good friends and training partners from a very young age. In fact, it was upon Goeido's dad's invitation that an 8 year old Ikioi joined the local sumo club, Furuichi Dojo.
  10. mikawa

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Tochinoshin's very very strong on the belt, but a belt battle is something which Takakeisho actively avoids. Might explain why their head-to-head is now 4-1 in Takakeisho's favour
  11. mikawa

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    That was Ozeki-esque sumo today from Mitakeumi, the way he kept inside in spite of Chiyotairyu's attack and then the footwork to turn it around was amazing
  12. mikawa

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Gonna be another rollercoaster ride watching Goeido this basho, his tournaments are rarely straightforward
  13. mikawa

    New recruits for Aki 2018

    That's Aryuunaa Dawaaninji from Hokkaido, as Katooshu pointed out, possibly of Mongolian descent. He's currently a starter on the sumo team at Tottori Johoku.
  14. One thing I've noticed from the videos is that Shizuoka's first team member, Shimizu, is a first year student at middle school. Looking at the full results, Shimizu actually lost all of his bouts in the team competition, which makes Shizuoka's victory all the more impressive, as this meant that Yoshii and Kuwabara had to win all their bouts, which they did.
  15. Individual Semi-Finals and Final: Ochiai Tetsuya (落合 哲也), Tottori vs Otsuji Riki (大辻 理紀), Hyogo Takeda Shoichiro (竹田 章一郎), Tochigi vs Yoshii Ko (吉井 虹), Shizuoka Team Final - Shizuoka vs Kagoshima