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  1. Asojima

    Game 21 Haru Basho 2021

    All "A"s
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    Flat Earth Society and Sumo

    If I am reading this right, steps should be taken to reduce the possibility of injuries to the rikishi. Shonanzakura may be the wave of the future.
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    Flat Earth Society and Sumo

    Do we have any idea how many decades Ozumo has been practiced on a raised dohyo? It occurs to me that there have been thousands of rikishi and oyakata with on-dohyo experience who have had the opportunity to evaluate the flat vs. raised question. The raised dohyo is still there. Strange, isn't it. Maybe they know some things we don't.
  4. Most, if not all, of the heyas conduct their training on flat dohyos. There is certainly a lot of data available on the flat vs. raised dohyo question. Most things published have concluded that both have problems. Knowledgeable commentators seem to lean toward the raised dohyo as preferable.
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    Retirees- January 2021

    The normal retirement for sekitori is either an announcement in the middle of a basho or about halfway between bashos. Sekitori announcements just after a basho are rare.
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    Corona and sumo

    I am reading that as essentially we are treating the missing sekitori as having an 8-8 basho. There may be some minor + or - adjustments to accomodate other's banzuke luck, but none of the kyujoees will be seriously impacted. If so, GTB will get interesting.
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    21 Hatsu 21, The Results

    My final final results: Hatsu 21 A B X Day 1 O1e Takakeisho 18 Se Terunofuji 8 0 Taka kyujo from Day 10 2 O1w Shodai 19 Sw Takanosho 5 2 13 3 O2e Asanoyama 16 Ke Takayasu 10 0 9 4 M1w Daieisho 12 Kw Mitakeumi 14 0 4 5 M1e Hokutofuji 17 M2w Wakatakakage 3 6 Waka kyujo from Day1 6 M3w Onosho 15 M2e Takarafuji 11 0 8 7 M4e Tochinoshin 17 M3e Kotoshoho 9 0 No Match 8 M5e Endo 17 M4w Tamawashi 9 0 2 9 M5w Okinoumi 13 M6e Ryuden 13 0 5 10 M7e Meisei 14 M7w Tobizaru 12 0 3 11 M6w Kagayaki 16 M7w Tobizaru 10 0 1 12 M8w Kiribayama 14 M8e Tokushoryu 12 0 1 13 M9e Chiyonokuni 16 M10e Shimanoumi 10 0 Chiyo kyujo from Day 1 14 M10w Aoiyama 7 M8w Kiribayama 18 1 7 15 M11e Chiyotairyu 16 M9w Myogiryu 10 0 Chiyo kyujo from Day 1 16 M12e Ichinojo 17 M12w Terutsuyoshi 9 0 1 17 M14e Hoshoryu 15 M11w Kotoeko 11 0 7 18 M13e Akua 10 M15e Yutakayama 16 0 3 19 M13w Chiyoshoma 12 M16e Kaisei 14 0 Both kyujo from Day 1 20 M15w Kotonowaka 18 M14w Modorifuji 8 0 7 21 M16w Akiseyama 7 M17e Sadanoumi 19 0 3 For those matches with one or more rikishi kyujo from Day 1, all entries will be judged correct unless the kyujos return before the end of the basho. No 21 matches scheduled for Days 6, 10, 11, 12, 14 and 15.
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    Sumo and Head Injury / Concussion

    Two, probably related, things started in the early 2000's. Major enforcement was placed on the 2 hands down rule, and the oyakata began emphasizing "forward moving sumo" for the Japanese rikishi (easier training than that needed for yotsu rkishi) . Prior to that, head butts were relatively rare. More canon ball rikishi started to appear, and more rikishi collided with their head lowered. Earlier sumo was essentially a stand and fight activity.
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    New sumo between the basho game!

    Took a kyujo. Am kadoban except I still hold ozeki.
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    Does anyone recognize this 1920s building?

    There are a lot of rikishi standing around the ring. It looks like a jungyo-type event rather than a basho.
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    21 Hatsu 21, The Results

    The results through Day 14: Hatsu 21 A B X Day 1 O1e Takakeisho 18 Se Terunofuji 8 0 Taka kyujo from Day 10 2 O1w Shodai 19 Sw Takanosho 5 2 13 3 O2e Asanoyama 16 Ke Takayasu 10 0 9 4 M1w Daieisho 12 Kw Mitakeumi 14 0 4 5 M1e Hokutofuji 17 M2w Wakatakakage 3 6 Waka kyujo from Day1 6 M3w Onosho 15 M2e Takarafuji 11 0 8 7 M4e Tochinoshin 17 M3e Kotoshoho 9 0 8 M5e Endo 17 M4w Tamawashi 9 0 2 9 M5w Okinoumi 13 M6e Ryuden 13 0 5 10 M7e Meisei 14 M7w Tobizaru 12 0 3 11 M6w Kagayaki 16 M7w Tobizaru 10 0 1 12 M8w Kiribayama 14 M8e Tokushoryu 12 0 1 13 M9e Chiyonokuni 16 M10e Shimanoumi 10 0 Chiyo kyujo from Day 1 14 M10w Aoiyama 7 M8w Kiribayama 18 1 7 15 M11e Chiyotairyu 16 M9w Myogiryu 10 0 Chiyo kyujo from Day 1 16 M12e Ichinojo 17 M12w Terutsuyoshi 9 0 1 17 M14e Hoshoryu 15 M11w Kotoeko 11 0 7 18 M13e Akua 10 M15e Yutakayama 16 0 3 19 M13w Chiyoshoma 12 M16e Kaisei 14 0 Both kyujo from Day 1 20 M15w Kotonowaka 18 M14w Modorifuji 8 0 7 21 M16w Akiseyama 7 M17e Sadanoumi 19 0 3 For those matches with one or more rikishi kyujo from Day 1, all entries will be judged correct unless the kyujos return before the end of the basho. No 21 matches scheduled for Days 6, 10, 11, 12 and 14.
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    Trivia bits

    63 years between Takamiyama's first and second yusho. He was more of an ironman than I thought.
  13. Asojima

    Who Is This Woman?

    She is back!! (or at least someone who looks like her)
  14. Preserve the commas. On day 1, he faces Daieishou who has beaten him 5 straight times.