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  1. Iwayama

    Actually not so concise rikishi talk

    If he was nervous he certainly wasn't showing it. He looked as calm and confidant as a rikishi can be.
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    Rikishi Status - 2021 Haru Basho

    Just saw that Endo is kyujo, could be the taped left calf.
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    March basho 2021

    Going frame by frame through the Teru-Ono Matta, you can clearly see a good inch or two between the clay and Terunofuji's hands. It was the right call.
  4. Sanyo is something new to me. So if Miyagino retires and is rehired to consult, would he trade kabu with Hakuho? This is in the scenario where Hakuho doesn't get the ichidai toshiyori. Also, are some kabu ineligible to be Sanyo?
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    I'm curious if his 8-5-2 record from September is delaying a promotion. Going kyujo after getting his KK was the smart move, it saved his knees which most likely contributed to his impressive 13-2 in November, but it's not the most stable of foundations for an Ozeki run.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Do you mean Asanoyama? Shodai has beaten Terunofuji four times, the most recent being July 2020.
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    Rikishi Status - 2021 Hatsu Basho

    I was expecting him to go kyujo after Day 3.
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    Rikishi Status - 2021 Hatsu Basho

    Looks like an injured left ankle.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    I know many do, though they're not often seen putting them on or taking them off. I remember once Hakuho was going into an interview after clinching a Yusho and he took his out and handed it to a tsukebito right before entering the interview room. Ah the days before covid...
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    Preparations of the Y/O- November 2020

    I am curious if seeing Takakeisho, Shodai, and Hakuho taking part in joint-keiko will motivate Asanoyama to make an appearance as well. Just training with Asabenkei and Asagyokusei isn't going to give him the same kind of intensity he would get if he was at the kokugikan.
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    Sumo’s newest Ozeki — Shodai Naoya

    This really puts things in perspective for newer fans who didn't experience the mediocre Shodai of the last few years. Being a Shodai fan through that time was full of ups and downs and lots of frustration, but I am so happy that he has finally gotten it all together and risen to his full potential. So well deserved. Congratulations Ozeki!
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    Promotion/Demotion/Yusho Discussion Aki 2020

    Ah, thank you! I was aware of his brother's actions, I'm disappointed Takagenji was involved in some of the hazing as well.
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    Promotion/Demotion/Yusho Discussion Aki 2020

    I wasn't aware Takagenji had a dark past.
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    Rikishi Status - 2020 Aki Basho

    It's official now. http://www.sumo.or.jp/EnHonbashoMain/absence/
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Ichinojo was in good form today against Kaisei. It's nice to see him doing forward sumo. I was worried about Tobizaru, I didn't like how his knee got caught under him when he went down, but he seemed to be okay afterwards. Despite his loss today, I have been very impressed with Takanosho. With three wins over San'yaku opponents so far, a kachi koshi could also net him his second sansho. Finally, Shodai again demonstrates the incredible power that left Yutakayama in awe prior to the September Basho.