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    Sumo DB and computing

    @thatsumoguy looks really smooth. I noticed a couple of glitches in the data for the latest basho: 1) The Day 14 Terunofuji v Kiribayama is missing from the rikishi matches (e.g. https://sumo-api.com/api/rikishi/45/matches). It does appear on the torikumi, but without kimarite (https://sumo-api.com/dashboard/torikumi/202305/Makuuchi/14), perhaps that's related. 2) Day 2 Terunofuji v Abi appears twice
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    Promotion/Demotion/Yūshō Discussion Natsu 2023

    Hmm Kagayaki gets a promotion. Your scheme might have legs with the Kyokai.
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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    Some odd matchups tomorrow, which I think means they won't be able to complete a round robin of the top three ranks. It would have been nice to see that given they're all doing so well.
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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    Sometimes exotic kimarite just seem to be the result of a wrestler going with the flow and doing what comes naturally (Terutsoyoshi comes to mind), but here Ura ducked under, buried his head in, and finished off with that beautiful flourish. I'm sure it was deliberate!
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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    Yes I just realised this on reading Tachiai :)
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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    And Daieisho if he wins out, which seems unlikely despite a good record against Terunofuji. I'd love to see Wakamotoharu join them after Nagoya. That utchari was the high point of a wonderful string of matches. As a newish (4 years) fan I've never been as excited about the future of sumo as I am now. There are so many wrestlers on the rise who I could see at Ozeki or beyond in the next few years.
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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    When he starts using both his arms he's going to be terrifying.
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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    Really chuffed for Shiden. That was an amazing recovery by Ochiai, Hidenoumi couldn't quite believe what happened. If Onosato is better than this guy then things are looking really promising :)
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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    I was convinced he would get his kachikoshi without difficulty having looked so dominant last time. I thought I'd read somewhere he was injured but I can't find any evidence for it now. He's been matched up against mainly yotsu wrestlers so far, it will be interesting to see how he does against Takakeisho tomorrow.
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    Tochinoshin intai

    It took him a long time to beat Hakuho but he did it with some style! Not fazed by Hakuho's mind games either.
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    Lower-division Torikumi Natsu Basho 2023

    Hope they get a chance to do a decider :)
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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    He was holding his leg again after Day 1 bit thankfully looks like he's shaken it off.
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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    Yeah I'm an admirer of his ottsuke too. I remember a couple of years ago him outfoxing Hakuho who just couldn't get the grip he wanted. Hakuho had to resort to a kotenage in the end. Not surprised to see him lose to Onosho today but still hoping for a mild (as always) kachikoshi.
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    Natsu 2023 discussion (results)

    Takarafuji's sumo has been mystifying so far. Three dominant wins including Hokuseiho and two abject losses.
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    Next salt-thrower

    Looks like it might be Akua based on today's salt throw. If so then I think he'll make a good replacement/standin. He has a lot of the clown about him with all his tumbling off the dohyo plus the extravagant makekoshis that Asashosakari mentioned.