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  1. Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    I was just going to ask if this had ever happened. Sounds like it's merely an excuse.
  2. Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    Even if I was a 400 lb Ozeki I would be worried about what could happen if Ichinojo fell on me, especially if it was off the side of the dohyo.
  3. Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    This quote is from Chankomafuji. Here in the US, being a woman is not a disadvantage in sailing, flying, computers, only in areas where physical size and strength is an advantage. Well maybe not in sailing, being a good trimmer requires a lot of upper body endurance. In sumo, of course, women should compete against other women. I understand that "no women on the dohyo" is a tradition, but traditions do change, they are not forever.
  4. Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    Well, you certainly don't live in the US , where there is no shortage of women mechanics or women chopping wood. Perhaps you live in a country where discrimination against women is rampant? Yes, women are smaller and weaker, and will never compete against men in Sumo, but the whole idea that they will befoul the dohyo merely by stepping on it seems a bit silly. Looking at your post again, I see that you agree that women shouldn't be kept off the dohyo, so I guess I'm not disagreeing with you, except for "how feminism works". As far as I know we don't have any feminists here, at least I haven't seen any.
  5. Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    Has Takanoiwa said anything about having PTSD or is it just Takanohana? I think we've seen plenty of indications that Takanohanas motives are suspect. He seems to have exaggerated everything about the incident.
  6. Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    PTSD from getting banged on the head with a remote control? Not only is that silly, it's an insult to military veterans who have the real thing. I'm more inclined to think that Takanohana is just making stuff up.
  7. Haru jungyo 2018

    So nice to see Hakuho looking strong . I hope he doesn't re-injure a toe in the next basho, tendons and ligaments can take forever to really heal.
  8. Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I still like Tochinoshin for the win. Strong as usual, not so fat as to make himself clumsy, and his injuries don't seem to be bothering him. I just don't see kakuryu lasting the whole basho.
  9. Haru 2018

    I believe Hakuho's big toe ligaments are damaged, although it's hard to know for sure from everything I've read on this board. Pulling too hard can cause a ligament to pull off a chip of bone, weakening the connection point. If so, ligaments don't have much blood supply so are notoriously slow to heal, I wouldn't be surprised at all if he missed this basho.
  10. Preparations of the Y/O Haru 2018

    Toschinoshin for the win again. I'm assuming this won't t be enough for yokozuna consideration, does he need two wins as an ozeki?
  11. First new Yokozuna during 2018-2019

    Someone has to win the bashos. I suspect that Hakuho is not done yet, he won't let a toe injury stop him, but if he falters, we may see some new Yokozuna.
  12. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Tochinoshin for the win. Kakuryu and Goeido will just have to settle for second and third.
  13. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I never thought of that but you must be right, I do recall something about "anything touching other than the sole of the foot".
  14. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I see a gap between the heel and the ground on this shot. However, when I paused the slow motion replay , it looked to me like the heel did touch the ground.