Rainoyama

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  1. Rainoyama

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Come on Mita, I understand you needed that win but really ? The race is more interesting this way though what a crazy basho.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Watch Okinoumi get the yusho thanks to that call...
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    The gyoji saw the shinpan raise his hand so pointed towards Okinoumi but looking at the replay the shinpan was wrong... A mono-ii was needed at least to have another look and explain to the crowd. Endo got robbed.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Chiyotairyu lost to Goeido and is having a nightmare basho 2-9 so far, in addition to that he was bleeding quite a lot from his mouth after the bout. Despite all that he was still in a good mood when he talked to the journalists. "I'm going to the hospital because the bleeding doesn't stop. I hate this kind of injury, it's a really small one but it's so annoying. It's the worst, I can't eat food." He told the journalists after his bath- he was still bleeding at the time. He looked with a mirror in the changing room and said the cause of the bleeding is a nasty cut on the inside of the upper lip. "I'll train and forge my lips ahead of next basho" he joked "2-9... Let's go eat some meat. I know full well it'll re-open the wound but it's how I'll make my lips stonger. I'll have some liver, a portion for 5" he joked some more https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/201909180000784.html
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    I like him so I hope your right. What worries me his that even when he had that MK at M8 he finished 7-8 that time and "only" fell to M9. He is 4-7 so far so yes it's still possible for him to finish with a KK or a 7-8 record but he's not looking good at all and from what I see I fear he'll end up 5-10 or worse and fall to the bottom of makuuchi and retire if he can't climb back up right away. Makuuchi veterans are retiring one after the other lately so maybe that's why I feel concerned ?
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    I can't deny it was a good win from Enho but was thinking the exact same, 4-7 ranked as low as M7 I'm wondering how long Giku will manage to stay around.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Takakeisho better watch out for the Tochi henka tomorow...
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Very moved by Terao talking about his brother on NHK, you can see how much he loved him.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Found one more interesting story: Sekiwake Mitakeumi is also in the race following his win against 'hatakikomi specialist' Tomokaze. "I taught him that with a body like his, he'd be much more dangerous attacking forward [instead of pulling]" reflected Mitakeumi (I agree with him but 9 of Tomokaze's 10 most recent wins were via Hatakikomi and he beat some serious guys. Not pretty but effective...) On not getting consecutive losses so far this basho "That's a point of emphasis from me yes. I hope it continues" Mitakeumi has been in sanyaku for 16 consecutive basho (2nd place in history) but only managed to avoid consecutive losses one time - the only time he managed to get double digits- his yusho in Nagoya last year...https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/201909160000823.html
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    A few stories from today starting with Sekiwake Takakeisho who only needs three more wins to get back to ozeki following his win against Tamawashi "It was quite a violent bout so I don't remember much. My opponent was hitting hard so I was thinking about not losing. I moved forward and got the win which is not bad. It feels like one more day in the books with a positive outcome" On needing only three more wins to get back to Ozeki and on being firmly in the yusho race following Okinoumi's loss "It doesn't matter. What matters is to do its best every day" https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/201909160000774.html M2W Asanoyama also remains firmly in the race following is impressive win over Abi. When asked how did manage to win that one he answered "To be honest I don't really understand myself, I'll check when I get home. My body moved well and I was composed. My legs and lower body were solid so I managed to stay in" Just like Takakeisho he didn't want to talk about the yusho race "I don't think anything about what's in the future. I just want to keep following what I've always been taught by my master: it's ok to lose, what's important is to take good care of its body and always attack forward" https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/201909160000747.html
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    My translation on the fly, not perfect but still better than google translate hopefully aha Sumo Aki basho day 9, lightest sekitori 98 kg Enho loses to returning to Makuuchi after five years Azumaryu following a mono-ii, third staight loss from day 7 for Enho who is now 5-4. Facing the 1,91m tall Azumaryu, 23 cm taller than him, Enho managed to get his favourite left shitate grip, "Let's be relentless and really get to really get into it " thought Enho at that moment. He then proceeded to get a right maemitsu and started a yori attack from a low stance. However, Azumaryu who managed to get a right outside grip from above Enho's shoulder started to move around, following that pressure from Azumaryu and his nage attempts, Enho was forced to redress his upper body. As Azumaryu started to fall on him, he attempted a last ditch counter attack by attempting a twisting throw attempt from his favourite left grip. The gyoji raised his gunbai towards Enho but a monoii ensued and it was decided that Enho's body fell first and the call was overturned resulting in a loss for Enho. Enho himself accepted the loss "My body turned over, it's my loss. I was poor today The losing steak continues for now "Will I continue to fall apart like that ? From now on it's do or die" he commented "I have to believe in myself. I'll be back again tomorow and I'll do my best"
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2019

    Goeido only needs 8 which means he needs two more wins and can afford up to 4 more losses (he is 6-3). Oh maybe I didn't understand well and you're refering to Asanoyama there ?
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2019

    Yeah they sure are extra kind to Okinoumi indeed. That Sadanoumi match up is a strange one to me. If they had to pair him against a lower ranked guy again why did they pick M10w Sadanoumi when they could have picked M10e Meisei instead ? I really hope Okinoumi gets harder matchups after that.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    The next story is on 6-2 Asanoyama who's been impressive so far to say the least... Asanoyama beat Bulgarian giant Aoiyama today and got a 4th consecutive win. Aoiyama is struggling this basho but even injured and unable to go forward, his hatakikomi and his surprising agility at the edge are dangerous traps to opponents not careful enough. Asanoyama was careful though, he didn't start the bout really well but as often this basho managed to come back into the match and get the win. "My tachi-ai was not great but I started to thrust and Aoiyama started to pull. I'm happy that I could attack relentlessly" reflected the Toyama native Asanoyama had his first taste of jo-i last basho and finished "only" 7-8. He already looks different this basho, we can see he's matured and improved thanks to that experience already. His six wins so far include a kinboshi against Kakuryu, the two ozeki scalps and a win against Sekiwake Mitakeumi on day 1 but he's staying humble and down to earth. "More than the number of wins what matters is focussing on doing forward sumo" Asanoyama remains cool headed even when asked about the possibility of getting a second yusho "I'm not thinking about the past. For now I'm just trying to keep up with Okinoumi-zeki the leader of the race" https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/201909150001019.html
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Some Nakabi stories from Nikkan, starting with sole leader and ubeaten Okinoumi. Okinoumi beat M11 Onosho today, an opponent he had trouble with in the past (2-5 before today) " I was focussed and I just hit him head on without thinking about sumo. There's nothing to think about, it's just a matter of being focussed every day and take one day at a time. I'm in that position just because I did everything the way I wanted to. I've been winning from day 1, it's a rare opportunity that I want to treasure. I'm not doing anything different that usual though, but the fact I'm winning is big" he reflected after the win. Former Yokozuna and NHK pundit was careful regarding Okinoumi's chances to get the yusho "Perhaps, perhaps we'll see" Okinoumi's master and head of the Kyokai Hakkaku was just as careful "It's still early isn't it ? The most difficult part is only starting now. The first goal is to get double digits. But it's true that if one's intention is not to aim for the yusho then there's no point to do sumo" Okinoumi himself agrees with his Oyakata, when asked about the yuho he answered "From day one everybody's aiming to get the yusho. It's completely obvious" https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/201909150000957.html
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    He actually lost 3 kilos, he was listed at 150 and is now listed at 147
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Takakeisho post bout "I wanted to concentrate on doing my sumo and I did just that today" On having history with Mitakeumi "it doesn't matter"
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Takakeisho is amazing, two straight losses including that horrible henka yesterday and he finds the mental strength to bounce back and performs amazing sumo. Very important win for him.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Well Kakuryu is kyujo indeed... three consecutive kinboshi given and looking bad he had to pull out.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Tomokaze "I wanted to do good sumo for Yoshikaze who I respect immensely and who just retired, I'm receiving advice from him every day on how to do good sumo and I could produce the best sumo today. [...] I think it'll make him happy I'm so glad I could show him great sumo [...] he is the senpai I respect the most" Yoshikaze is probably crying in front of the TV and so am I...
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Yet another Hatakikomi win for Tomokaze... I cannot lie seing him cry for Yoshikaze was pretty moving. Kakuryu kyujo tomorow
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Saw that henka coming yesterday... Chiyotairyu is desperate for wins. That was low but Takakeisho should know better...
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    No monoii for the Meisei-Kagayaki bout ? Really ? Looking at the replay I tend to agree with the call but it was so close they should have discussed it.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Asanoyama was asked if he saw the Gyoji fly away during the bout, he answered that he briefly saw it but was focussed on the match obviously. On the bout himself and his turn table throw on Goeido : "I can't remember. I just know I was falling behind at the begining and thought 'this is not good !' but I could get a left grip so I managed to go forward and attack despite being in a difficult position" Asanoyama apparently had some kind of leg inflamation/infection ( 蜂窩織炎 ) that started late august so he couldn't train enough before the basho "despite that I can move pretty well because I managed to train well during the tour" https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/201909130000852.html Asanoyama beat Kakuryu, both ozeki and Sekiwake Mitakeumi so far this basho... not bad uh ?
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    As always Endo was very exuberant during his post win interviews today... Q: You were able to handle Takakeisho's impact and power... Endo "I'm glad I could" Q: You lost on day 1 but won 5 straight after that Endo :"I'm able to focuss" Q: you are doing offensive sumo and getting wins Endo: "I'm happy" https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/201909130001035.html