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  1. 10 hours ago, rhyen said:

    I am sure that @Fay can attest to Kakuryu command of multiple languages. 

    If he speaks, he speaks English quite well. 

    Arawashi speaks excellent English, he lived in Indis for a while. 

    Chiyoshoma is learning English. 

    When Terunofuji started with sumo his English was quite ok. But in the meantime he forgot nearly everything.

  2. On 30/01/2019 at 23:12, Gurowake said:

    What happened to Asahiryu?  When I saw that name I expected someone to have something ready to talk about.

    I'm a bit sad to see him go. Officially it's talk about an injury but I guess he didn't want to go on with sumo. It was not his own desire to become a sumo wrestler. His father took him to a tournament in Mongolia and he won without any practising. So he tried in Japan. Too bad he couldn't reach Juryo fast, then he would have stayed I guess. He has a wife and two kids (3 and 1 year old) in Mongolia and missed them much, no chance to live with them in Japan as long he isn't sekitori.

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  3. Here are some first pics of day 7.

    Hatsu Basho Day 7, mostly Juryo

    In the evening Kotoshogiku invited me for dinner. In former times girls threw their bras on the stage for their stars. But times change ... Kotoshogiku was sitting in his underwear during dinner in the little restaurant. At the end he got up, undressed (in the restaurant), put on his kimono and started to write on his underwear. Then he made a little package and gave his underwear to me as a present (Holidayfeeling...)(Laughing...)

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  4. Love at first sight from Chiyoshoma, not so much in the beginning from Burte’s sight as she told us  

    He arranged that she could take part at Chiyonofuji’s voyage to Mongolia as a translator and could convince her with his charme(Punkrocker...)  

    A very nice and clever young woman, good choice for both of them. 

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  5. I know Takanoiwa from his beginnings and watched him closely all the time, almost 10 years. 

    I got to know him as a nice, polite and humble guy with a great sense of humor. He never showed any disrespect to me, my friends or other people around, neither as a lower division guy nor as a sekitori. 

    But i realized that something changed in the last    two years. You couldn’t rely on him any more and when there always was a bright smile on his face, he now looked grumpy. I had the impression that all started with his friend Terunofuji becoming Ozeki. Maybe he got jealous and unsatisfied with his own career. 

    I was shocked about his behavior in the Harumafuji case and I’m even more shocked now with poor Takataisho  

    No excuse for Takanoiwa but I’m sad to see a talented rikishi retire in such a way. 

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  6. 22 minutes ago, Asashosakari said:

    Nasanjargal Chinzorig, I would guess. Doesn't seem to have made any waves above the prefectural level. For what little it's worth, here's a Facebook post of the Meitoku sumo club about him qualifying for a national high school tournament in the -100 kg class, and I believe this PDF by the Kochi prefecture high school athletic federation lists what he did there (reached the third round - not sure what placement that equates to, but must be last 16 or below, as they've listed specific round names from the quarterfinals onward).

    In preparation for the Kyokai site screwing up the name order again - Amarsanaa and Chinzorig should be the given names.


    We saw him in May while visiting training of Azumaseki Beya.

    Here is a link to a little video:


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    Very nice young man. I talked with Chiyoshoma about him and we agreed that he will have a great career. 

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