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  1. Rainoyama

    Winter jungyo 2019

    As Akinomaki reported just above, the jungyo was in Ukiha, Fukuoka today and as we can see in one of the pictures Abi is training hard. He declared that his goals for next year are a yusho and the ozeki rank. He said he worked really hard to gain weight this year (he is currently over 150 kg- he's listed at 152 on the official website ). " I ate as much as I could. I think I'm about 10 kilos heavier compared to last year" he explained. "My weight is good as it is, now I have to improve my technique. Getting my KK in Kyushu gave me confidence, for next year I want to produce good sumo even when I lose" he added. https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/201912050000423.html
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    The young generation (japanese rikishi only)

    POST Kyushu 2019 That's it, the last basho of 2019 is in the books, 34 y.o Hakuho won the cup for the 43rd time but the young generation did well overall, two of its members fought almost until the end for most wins during the year. YUSHO WINNERS Takakeisho Mitsunobu (23) - Chiganoura beya Highest rank : Ozeki 1 Yusho, 3 Jun Yusho , 8 special prizes (3 Gino-sho, 3 Shukun-sho , 2 Kanto-sho) 3 kinboshi 175 cm 169 kg Favourite style : Tsuki-Oshi Record O2E 9-6 After his pectoral muscle injury at the end of last basho many of us questioned Takakeisho's choice not to take surgery, then later to enter the basho with so little training and with so little time taken to heal. The little man proved everybody wrong yet again and won 9, showing dominant sumo at times. We could argue that he "only" won 9 (so lost 6) with so many top guys out, but at least he was out there competing, secured a KK, and didn't get injured this time. Overall a positive basho for him. Mitakeumi Hisashi (26) - Dewanoumi-beya Highest rank: Sekiwake 2 Yusho, 8 Special prizes (2 Gino-sho, 5 Shukun-sho ,1 Kanto-sho) 2 kinboshi 180 cm, 177 kg Favourite style : Tsuki-Oshi S1E 6-9 Mitakeumi is the young prospect who had the most on the line this time after his second yusho last basho. Once again he had a chance to realize his dream to become Ozeki and, once again, failed miserably. Not only did he failed to get the double digits he needed but he the failed to secure 9 to keep at least a bit of hope, failed to secure KK, and barely lost to Abi on Senshuraku for his 9th loss meaning his incredible sanyaku streak is very likely to come to an end. To his defense, Mitakeumi didn't look healthy at all and he probably wasn't. He didn't look the same after that head injury sustained against Meisei on day 3, his leg movement wasn't great so I suspect his leg was bothering him as well. It was a relatively good year for him as he stayed in Sanyaku all 6 basho and won one but that ending was terrible and anticlimatic. Hopefully he'll be back next year healthy and ready to bounce back. Asanoyama Hideki (25)- Takasago-beya Highest Rank: Komusubi 1 Yusho, 1 Jun-Yusho, 6 special prizes ( 2 Shukun-Sho, 1 Gino-sho 3 Kanto-sho) 1 kinboshi 188 cm 171 kg Favourite style : Migi yotsu-yori K2W 11-4 JG After his 10-5 performance as a M2 last basho, the banzuke committee took the decision to create two more komusubi slots and Asanoyama finally made his sanyaku debut. He didn't dissapoint, getting 11 wins, his first jun-yusho, his first gino-sho, and clinching the record of most wins in 2019 while producing ozeki-level sumo. The only regret Asanoyama can have is that loss against Shodai on senshuraku that would have improved his record to 12-3 and his ozeki chances at the same time, but the future is very bright for him, I wouldn't be surprised to see him promoted to the second highest rank next year. Interesting prospects Abi Masatora (25)- Shikoroyama beya Highest rank: Komusubi 2 kanto-sho 2 kinboshi 185 cm 152 kg favourite style : Tsuki/oshi K1E 9-6 Things didn't look too good before the basho for Abi who was warned by the kyokai following an idiotic instagram post, luckily for him he wasn't suspended but his stupidity led to a SNS ban not only for him for everybody else... Still, Abi responded with another strong performance on the dohyo, securing 9 wins, his 6th KK of the year (the only rikishi with a KK all 6 basho this year), and therefore assuring his place in sanyaku for the 4th straight basho. Abi also finished second to Asanoyama for most wins this year. Hokutofuji Daiki (27) Hakkaku-Beya Highest rank : Komusubi 1 Jun-Yusho 1 Gino-sho 6 kinboshi 183cm 161 kg favourite style : Oshi K2E 7-8 Just like Asanoyama, Hokutofuji was the beneficiary of one of the two extra komusubi slots created before the basho. Unlike Asanoyama though, Hokutofuji couldn't capitalize on this opportunity to start a run. The change of mawashi worked again as Hokutofuji won 3 of his last 4 but he had already lost 5 in row before that and it was already too late. Overall a disappointing basho from him although he produced some really good bouts as always (like his loss to Endo on day 8 for instance.) Daieisho Hayato (26) Oitekaze-beya Highest rank M1E 1 Shukun-Sho 2 kinboshi 182 cm 160 Kg Style : Oshi-tsuki M1E 8-7 Another solid basho for the now 26 y.o at his highest rank ever, securing a 8-7 KK (though one of his wins is a fusen) and getting his second in two basho beating none other than Hakuho on day 2. Daieisho was the only rikishi capable of beating the GOAT and therefore earned his first Shukun-sho as well. Daieisho is no longer a rikishi without any accolades, and no longer a rikishi you should sleep on. He'll probably make his sanyaku debut next basho. Tomokaze Yuta (24 ) Oguruma beya Highest rank M3W 1 Shukun-Sho 2 Kinboshi 185 cm 181 kg Style : Tsuki oshi/ Hatakikomi Nightmare basho for Tomokaze going down with a knee injury that will sideline him for at least a year. I wish him a full recovery and all the best for the future. He has the talent to come back, and hopefully he'll be back even stronger. Intriguing prospects Meisei Chikara (24) Tatsunami beya Highest rank M2W 179 cm 147 kg Style: Hidari yotsu-yori M2W 6-9 Now 24 Meisei was back to the top of the banzuke and showed some good stuff at his highest rank ever, especially during the first week. He is a little green still and couldn't achieve KK, but he has talent and should be back soon. Enho Akira (25) Miyagino beya Highest rank M6W 1 Gino-sho 168 cm 98 kg Style : Acrobatic ninja ( hidari yotsu, shitatenage...) M6W 8-7 The little guy made a big jump in the rankings after his performance last basho but still managed to get his KK on day 15 with a win against Daieisho - meaning he'll continue to climb the ranks. Enho benefited from the kyujo of many top guys and didn't face many guys ranked above him (only 4, one of them being the other M6) but he'll be ranked higher next basho and that will be a major test for him. I thought he was a little bit less inspired than usual but his shitatenage on Terutsuyoshi was a thing of beauty. Shodai Naoya (28) Tokitsukaze-beya Highest rank: Sekiwake 1Jun-yusho 3 Kanto-sho 1 Kinboshi 183 cm 167 kg Style : Migi Yotsu yori M10W 11-4 JK At this low rank and at home Shodai did what was expected of him and bounced back from his terrible Aki performance racking up 11 wins (including a cool Uchari), getting his first jun-yusho, and his 3rd Kanto-sho with a win against Asanoyama on senshuraku. He should be back closer to the top next time, let's see if he can build up from this performance or if he'll get his ass beat again... Disappointing prospects Onosho Fumiya (23) Oonomatsu- Beya Highest rank : Komusubi 3 Kanto-sho 1 kinboshi 177cm 159 kg (-1) Style : Tsuki oshi M6E 7-8 Another disappointing performance from Onosho, another MK and balance problems that are yet to be solved... No improvement whatsoever. Yutakayama Ryota (26) Tokitsukaze Beya Highest rank M2E 1 Jun Yusho, 1 Kanto-sho 184 cm 177 kg Style: Tsuki oshi M9W 8-7 Ok performance from Yutakayama, second straight makuuchi KK, his sumo looked a bit more refined this basho but I think he can do better than 8-7. Terutsuyoshi Shoki (24 ) Isegahama Highest rank M9 E 1Jun yusho 1 Kanto-Sho 169 cm 116 kg Style : acrobatic ninja ( migi-maemitsu/nage ) M14E 8-7 Not his best basho for sure but Terutsuyoshi bounced back with a KK after his poor performance last time. He looked healthier too which is good to see. Kagayaki Taishi (25 )Takadagawa Highest rank M4w M13W 10-5 Good performance from now 25 Kagayaki for a change, 10 wins ( well one of them was a fusen) let's see if it was not a fluke and if he can actually improve. I dropped Yago and Takagenji who are down to juryo and underperforming there. Hopefully Kotonowaka and Kizakiumi will make the list soon, these guys are talented.
  3. Rainoyama

    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    When the fingers are tapped together there's a lower chance to bend one of them awkwardly while slapping plus as you said it can support an already injured finger
  4. Rainoyama

    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Well he only does oshi zumo, I think the reason he is doing this is to keep his fingers together when he slaps and avoid injury, he has a valid reason and taping is allowed I don't see why he couldn't
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    Kensho Kyushu 2019

    I see, so I guess pretty much every kensho was fixed because of the other rikishi and since he is winning more than usual this time he is cashing in
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    Kensho Kyushu 2019

    Kagayaki has always been average and has 0 charisma, how does he get more is beyond me
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    He did, his injured his foot the day before and started the boot with his injured foot against the bale from the start. Don't quote me on that but I think he even won the bout.
  8. Rainoyama

    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Kitanofuji should be kyujo as well. Myosei ? Really ?
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    This basho is painful to watch, so many guys kyujo and many more who should be
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    He doesn't look well at all, even just 8 seems hard to achieve
  11. Rainoyama

    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    That Hakuho harite... pretty sure that alone won him the match, Asanoyama just buckled down after he was hit in the face.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    I expressed the same concerns last basho, for once that it looks like I'm right I really want to be wrong. His power looks gone and his balance is as shaky as ever this basho.
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    Preparations of the Y/O Kyushu 2019

    More on Takakeisho from this Nikkan article, he trained with a joi opponent for the first time today, going 10-3 against M1 Daieisho and looked good. NHK analyst Mainoumi was there to observe "I thought he'd be in worse shape, he's hitting and moving well. I reckon he should be alright for this basho. He should be able to win 8" he commented after the session. Mainoumi was way more worried about Takayasu. " I watched him yesterday he can't use any power in his left arm "https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/201911060000444.html
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    Preparations of the masses- Kyushu 2019

    Thank you so much for correcting my mistake ! I looked at the article and the sentence says exactly that, I messed up aha (今年45勝は御嶽海と並ぶトップで、小結朝乃山を1差リード) It makes perfect sense since he is in the race as well !
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    Preparations of the masses- Kyushu 2019

    Some news on Komusubi Abi who was 7-4 against sekitori opposition today but lost 9 straight times to Hakuhô to finish 7-13. "When I was able to extend my arms I could really push well. I could learn a lot from this session" he explained. Mitakeumi and Asanoyama are currently leading the race to get the most wins this year but Abi said he is aiming at that record as well " To get more wins than Mitakeumi and Asanoyama I have no choice but to get the yusho right ?" declared a fired up Abi. The race is on. https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/201911040000597.html