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The Kyokai announced today that former Maegashira Ryuo has handed in his retirement papers. He spent four basho in Makuuchi and recorded ten wins on his debut there (ironically, not something he ever managed in Juryo).

There was some discussion about him and other fallen sekitori in this thread.

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Danpatsu-shiki on September, 1st in the kokugikan.


He plans for English studies in the USA, starting in autumn.

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I made a little album for Ryuo san, you can see it here:

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Ryuo being interviewed by the press following the final bout of his career on Day 13.

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And with Hakuho and guests at Miyagino-beya's senshuraku party.

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Danpatsu-shiki on September, 1st in the kokugikan.

He plans for English studies in the USA, starting in autumn.

Ryuo had his danpatsu-shiki. About 200 had a cut, both yokozuna.

He plans to study law and in the future wants to work in the law business.

Hakuho cutting.

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Ryuo in his shin-nyumaku basho Natsu 2007 didn't get a kanto-sho, even though he had 10 wins. Hakuho handed his sempai a heya-made “kanto-sho” trophy at the party afterwards. He also got a medal from a Mongolian government official.
Ryuo plans to go on the 17th with wife and son to the US and study English for 2 years, then return to Mongolia. He already has begun to study law at a Mongolian university by correspondence education.
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A few more pictures from Ryuo's danpatsu-shiki.

With his wife outside the Kokugikan.

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Having his hair arranged for the final time by Miyagino-beya's tokoyama Tokohachi.

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Ryuo with his father (on the left), and his father's twin brother on the right.

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Stepping off the dohyo to allow women to participate in the hair-cutting.

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Yokozuna Hakuho takes his turn.

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Afterwards.

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Commemorative photo with other Mongolian rikishi.

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Wow, Hakuhō kissed him?

Heya mate of his since he joined sumo, compatriot, and a decent guy by all accounts... I guess Hakuho feels this is someone he'll miss

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Wow, Hakuhō kissed him?

Heya mate of his since he joined sumo, compatriot, and a decent guy by all accounts... I guess Hakuho feels this is someone he'll miss

And his permanent training opponent and the one, by Hakuhou's own account, to whom he owes his career.

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