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  1. Rainoyama

    Hakuho Injures Arm Haru Basho 2019

    Schooling his own kid like he was Enho, no mercy aha. It's the first time since the injury I see Hakuho not wearing any bandage around the injured arm. He was doing very light work there but he was wearing it even for simple things like dohyo iri before so I guess it's a good sign.
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    Terunofuji's health problems

    Still training hard it seems
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    Hakuho Injures Arm Haru Basho 2019

    some more footage from the same account, very recent, apparently from Miyagino beya lodging camp in Nagahama.
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    Hakuho Injures Arm Haru Basho 2019

    Someone in the comments of the tweet indicates it may be komatasukui (小股掬い ). Surely a kimarite specialist can confirm this. Anyway Hakuho's arm looks better which is good to see.
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    Hakuho Injures Arm Haru Basho 2019

    Hakuho schooling Enho. The tweet does not mention when it was taken but I assume the first part is very recent footage.
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    Asanoyama yusho celebrations

    Yusho winner Asanoyama gathered about 5000 fans in total between today's keiko and a talk show. First as reported earlier, he took part to the training session held in Takasago beya's lodging camp in Izumi, Toyama prefecture (Asanoyama's home prefecture). Despite being held in the morning and on a week day, the training session attracted about 3000 fans. At 4 a.m in the morning about 30 hard core fans were already waiting. According to the report the crowd went bananas and a big "OOOOH" was heard just at the sight of Asanoyama sitting close to the dohyo to stretch... He had a total of ten bouts against young guys and won them all. "I was happy to do sumo in front of such a cheering crowd" commented Asanoyama. In the evening he was invited to a talk show and about 2000 fans were present this time. Asanoyama talked about his interractions with president Trump amongst other things "I said thank you four times. His hands were bigs, about the same size as rikishi's hands" he explained https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/201906120000872.html
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    Takakeisho injury update

    As Kintamayama reported Takakeisho started to do some training today. He did shiko and squat for about 40 minutes. It was the first time he put on a mawashi since his second kyujo last basho. "I don't think I am fully healed yet. There is still some stiffness in the muscle" he commented Training and rehabilitation were encouraging today but Takakeisho seems careful about the preparation "I don't kwow what will happen tomorow" he said. "I think I still have a long career in sumo ahead of me. If I'm not ready in time I'll just fight hard again to come back" Pictures from the article https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/201906120000751.html
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    Rikishi calling a mono-ii

    So the japanese version of said chapter is finally out and the expression used is 控え力士 "rikishi waiting on the side" or "waiting for their turn" depending on the context so the translator just made a small mistake
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    Rikishi calling a mono-ii

    Thank you so much ! So it was either a mistranslation or the explanation was not clear enough for the translator !
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    Rikishi calling a mono-ii

    In the latest chapter of the excellent manga Hinomaru zumo, a rikishi sitting ringside calls a mono-ii instead of the shinpan. The manga is very well documented so I assume it's possible, just very rare, but the explanation given is a bit contradictory so I'd like to hear the thoughts of the knowledgeable people on the forum. The explanation given is that although the shinpan are the only ones allowed in the discussion, rikishi sitting ringside awaiting for their bout can also call the mono-ii. The only problem is that the guy calling is not waiting for his bout but already fought (the bout is the musubi no ban). The chapter was translated in english, so maybe it was a mistranslation but do you think it's possible ?
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    Funny videos and photos of rikishi at play

    I can assure you your ears are not ready for the twins' karaoke skills...
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    Asanoyama yusho celebrations

    Yusho winner Asanoyama is very busy indeed. After he trained at his heya ( fundamentals and butsukari-geiko ) today, he went to take pictures for his yusho winner portrait, he then ate with people in charge at Kindai university (the university he went to) and finally attended a meeting of a regional association from his home prefecture of Toyama held in a hotel in Tokyo. Asanoyama arrived late because of his packed schedule but about 900 people were waiting for him impatiently and welcomed him with loud applause and cheers. Asanoyama received a certificate from the chairman of the association Mr. Kuwayama and was praised by Toyama prefecture's governor Mr. Ishii "Let's all support Asanoyama" he said and the 900 people of the audience all clapped hands again ( the Yokozuna committee was not there so I guess it was ok ) "The best in all Japan" and other shouts were heard. "Thanks to your support I was able to win the Natsu basho. I won't be satisfied with this one yusho though and I'll be aiming for Kachi-koshi in Nagoya" declared Asanoyama. He then received flowers from special guest, enka singer Oka Midori and went up on stage to take pictures with his supporters who were all waiting in line. Despite the busy schedule, Asanoyama is determined to keep the momentum going and shared his plans to go for deigeiko. His heya's lodging house to prepare for Nagoya is located in Kanie town and quite far away from the other heya lodging which explains why he never went for degeiko to prepare for Nagoya in the three years of his pro career. Not this year though. "I want to borrow the chest of the top guys. It's not good if I just wait so I'll go " he commented. Training and flowers. https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/201906060000856.html https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/201906060000825.html
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    GTB Nagoya Basho 2019-accepting entries now!

    I'm in for the second time can I do better ? Jo-i and the bottom ranks are a mess so I decided not too overthink and stick with my first draft this time.