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  1. Eikokurai

    Kimarite Statistics - 2019 Kyushu

    A kokubihineri, as in kotenage, komatasukui and kozumatori, etc.
  2. Eikokurai

    Hakuho Applying for Japanese Citizenship

    He should have this torchi-mochi bear it for him.
  3. Eikokurai

    Hakuho Applying for Japanese Citizenship

    Hakuho is going to run?
  4. Boxing has remained strictly amateur and is run in the Olympics under the auspices of AIBA, not one of the professional federations. This is not to say I disagree with your overall assessment though. I too think sumo has an uphill struggle to be included.
  5. Olympic sports are all run by the various International Federations, so getting it on the program is the International Sumo Federation's responsibility. NSK involvement could even be something of a hindrance.
  6. Takatoriki. Hiramaku yusho from M14, 14 sansho, 9 kinboshi, kicked out of sumo as an elder, son-in-law of Taiho, father of Naya (and the others whose names I forget). Ah ... maybe no need for the article now.
  7. Eikokurai

    Would This Work In Suno?

    I see your point, yes. Heavyweight is generally the Formula 1 of boxing divisions, so to speak. It’s just going through something of a lean spell (joke unintended, but I’m keeping it) in terms of stars like Tyson used to be. That’s not to say there aren’t any, but they’re not putting boxing on the back pages like in the past.
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    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Mitakeumi Another Ozeki run Not done, just dusted
  9. Eikokurai

    Winter jungyo 2019

    That's called the popliteal. Useless fact of the day.
  10. Eikokurai

    Would This Work In Suno?

    I feel the same about Mongolian wrestling. I'm sure there is much to appreciate about the techniques, but as a spectator sport it doesn't grab the attention in the way that sumo does, with it short bursts of speed, power and varied fighting styles. Never underestimate the value of diversity in sport.
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    Would This Work In Suno?

    That used to be the case but for the past decade or more boxing hasn’t had a major heavyweight star able to compete for attention with the Mayweathers and Pacquiaos. MMA too seems to give more attention to the leaner fighters like McGregor. At least, it seems that way to me as a casual observer of the sports, not a true fan.
  12. Eikokurai

    Kimarite Statistics - 2019 Kyushu

    Tochinoshin's day four defeat of Takarafuji was only the 19th usage of kubihineri in the top division and the first since July 2010. Sokubiotoshi made it's 88th Makuuchi appearance and the first in almost three years (Hatsu 2017 was the previous time). It took a Juryo visitor to do it though (Azamaryu against Daishomaru on day 13).
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    Kimarite Map!

    Azumaryu on day 13 when he was visiting from Juryo. I sort of knew what it was but couldn’t quite remember and then was like, “Oh, yeah, it’s that one.” Kind of underwhelming. It’s such a fine line between that and hatakikomi. I’m not even convinced it was much of a chop. Quite odd that the distinction is made there when you think there are other kimarite which seem to come with a whole range of interpretations.
  14. Eikokurai

    "Watching Film" on sumo rivals

    There always seem to be some data points on NHK that seem hard to query with the DB though, so I wonder what else they have available.
  15. Eikokurai

    Recap of the decade?

    Wakatakakage is storming it. Third only behind Hakuho and Asashoryu.