Chanko Thief

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About Chanko Thief

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  • Birthday 22/10/1990

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    Seattle, WA
  • Interests
    Sumo, Boxing, Strongman, Jurassic Park


  • Favourite Rikishi
    Oonokuni, Hakuho, Kaio, Homasho

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  1. Chanko Thief

    Favorite Yokozuna? Past And Present

    My boy Onokuni’s dohyo-iri:
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    Terunofuji’s Knees/Dohyo-Iri

    Serious question. Not to count chickens before they hatch, but if Terunofuji does manage to become Yokozuna someday, will his knees allow him to perform the Dohyo-Iri? He looked to be in quite a bit of pain getting to his knees during his latest Ozeki promotion ceremony, so how will he be able to manage the Dohyo-Iri?
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    How many surgeries has Hakuho had?

    Hmm....I wonder if they are only counting major surgeries, because I seem to recall many more minor operations on his knees over the years, unless I’m getting those mixed up with another rikishi....
  4. Does anybody know how many sumo-related surgeries Hakuho has had? A list of how many and the nature of the surgeries would be appreciated if anybody knows how to find out. His most recent knee surgery got me thinking about how many times I have read that he has undergone a knee operation and it seemed like quite a few. All of the years of wear and tear have surely added up to a decent amount of operations.
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    Gagamaru retired

    Unfortunately I don’t speak Japanese. What is his favorite food?
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    Asanoyama Training Routine

    I hear that Asanoyama is working with a personal trainer now. Does anybody have any insights into his training routine or nutrition program?
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    Rikishi Status - 2020 Aki Basho

    So it’s official then? Both Yokozuna are out?
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    68th All Japan championships

    Good for him, that’s great. Still, I really wish he would have gone pro.
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    Hokutoumi pulls an Ip Man

    Reminiscent of the time that the legendary George Foreman fought and beat 5 guys in one night:
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    Favorite Yokozuna? Past And Present

    Exactly! My wife walked into the room during one and said “what the hell are you watching?” Hahaha. Those commercials are comedy gold.
  11. Chanko Thief

    Favorite Yokozuna? Past And Present

    Great Chiyonofuji documentary in English narration with some awesome interviews with a few other legends:
  12. Chanko Thief

    Do you collect BBM Sumo cards?

    I wish I had some. Been thinking about collecting for a while now, just haven’t pulled the trigger.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    What’s up with all of this talk of nervousness from Asanoyama? Is he being modest, or does he actually get this nervous each time he steps on the dohyo?
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    Shiko by everyone

    I believe it is considerably more than 100, like several hundred per day.