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    Another Sekitori Marriage

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    GTB invite- Aki 2022- 62 entries so far, 7 days to go

    Just guess where Ichiyamamoto will go, the rest falls into place
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    Corona and sumo

    Tamawashi and Okinoumi were also pulled from the basho
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    GTB invite- Aki 2022- 62 entries so far, 7 days to go

    There are 3 reasonable guesses for M1e, based on completely different approaches they could take to san'yaku and the C-kyujo. Then there are a couple more possibilities, based on more unreasonable things they could do. That's the thing; usually we at least know the basic rules, even if they deviate from them or apply them inconsistently.
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    Juryo promotions for Aki 2022

    Second video: Narrator: The young energetic student from Almaty, Yersin Baltagulov, is training intensively several hours a day. The 18-year-old judoka is getting ready to enroll in a Japanese sumo school. He was told during a visit to Almaty by Asashoryu, the first Mongolian to reach the highest rank of Yokozuna, that he has all the physical tools, weighing 130 kg and standing almost 2 meters tall. Yersin: I understand that this is a big responsibility. My relatives and the whole country believe in me. I will apply all efforts to justify their hopes and become a sumotori. I am not afraid; I aim only forward. Asashoryu believes in me, and he is the great sumo champion from Mongolia who proved to everyone how good he is. I also want to reach such heights; it is my dream. Narrator: Kazhakh sponsors responded to help Yersin to reach this dream. The education at the prestigious school will cost 30,000 dollars, of which the government of Japan is prepared to cover 20,000. Yersin Baltagulov will head to Japan in early March. At first, the young Kazakh will get a four-month basic education in middle [sic] school, after which he will be sent to the University for Sport, where sumo training will start. Sponsor: The most important thing is that Yersin be able to handle the training in Japan. Believe me, I’ve seen it, and it’s very hard. We want the name of Kazakhstan and this Kazakh sportsman to ring out to the entire world, and we will achieve this. Narrator: The first stage of learning sumo lasts a minimum of 3 years, depending on the talent and the accomplishments of the student. From the first days of enrolling in sumo school, Kazakh Yersin Baltagulov will have to participate in fights with more experienced peers. We have to hope that his desire and aspiration will help him win in tournaments and earn the respect of the Japanese public and then the whole world, which in turn will bring glory to Kazakhstan.
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    Juryo promotions for Aki 2022

    First video, Asashoryu: We have almost reached agreement about educating a lad from Kazakhstan in sumo wrestling in Japan. I wholly support him; I would like to have my own Kazakh pupil. He is very big, with good physical characteristics. I think this will work out, and I ask everyone to support him.
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    First of all, huge kudos for what you do, sir. I really appreciate Natto enabling me to watch Juryo and Makushita, but you are my go-to for Makuuchi. Second, I found the "extra" vowels mildly annoying until I understood why they were there, and now they provide an extra level of insight. Third, anyone complaining about font day needs to get a life.
  8. And whose commentary can stray uncomfortably close to SumoTalk territory.
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    Female MMA Star Takes On Osounarashi (sp)

    Honestly, she looked like a bride jumping into the groom's arms to be carried across the threshold And he was like "yeah, nah"
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    Hiro Morita’s “Sumo Prime Time”

    Off-topic, but he's currently banging on about how Teru more or less threw the yusho race
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    Juryo promotions for Aki 2022

    And Asashoryu talks about the many similarities between Mongolia and Kazakhstan, and how this is his 5th visit there to establish relations between the wrestling federations.
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    Juryo promotions for Aki 2022

    It's not 50:50 but it's pretty common. Now Tochimaru doing it back-to-back-to-back, on the other hand...
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho Talk, Nagoya 2022

    I guess if one-rank movements for COVID-kyujo rikishi are fine if needed for fairness, there's no reason those can't be upward, not that there's a precedent for that.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho Talk, Nagoya 2022

    Are they really going to leave Kotonowaka (7-3*) at M2e?
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho Talk, Nagoya 2022

    I presume that those are the demotions, and that the fact that there are only the 3 expected exchanges means that the COVID-related absences of Shimazuumi and Oshoma are not being treated as losses. I have to say I am much more excited about Kinbozan's debut than about Kanno's (I wonder if he gets a shikona now).