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Intended as a repository of pointless bits of trivia I or others find, particularly while browsing the database. It happens a lot between basho.

In a total of 5 basho since the 15-day era began, the last match was between two undefeated rikishi. Twice it was Taiho vs. Kashiwado, and they split the matches. All matches featured Y1e. No such match was a playoff (theoretically possible between stable members). Harumafuji is the only one to appear in such a bout that was not a Yokozuna at the time.

No other Day-15 matches involving 2 14-0 rikishi have occurred. In Haru 1996, there was a 6-0 match in Jonidan on Day 15, but two other rikishi were also 7-0 from previous days. Incidentally, a few basho in each direction in that time period there were many Day-14 6-0 matches in the lower divisions, but none that basho and one on Day 15 instead. Only one Day-14 6-0 match took place outside that 1995-1996 window.

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Hakuho does not just have the most Yusho, but also the most Jun-Yusho. Taiho and Chiyonofuji are not particularly close; Hakuho currently leads in the combined total by 9. In only 2 of his 47 basho as Yokozuna has he not finished at least tied for runner-up.

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In only 2 of his 47 basho as Yokozuna has he not finished at least tied for runner-up.

Personally, that is for me the very most outstanding feat from Hakuho. To be constantly over eight year the guy who has to be beaten in very single basho.

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Hakuho also has the longest run of consecutive basho with more than 11 wins.

With his 11-4 in May he just stopped his second longest series at 17 basho in a row.

Rikishi

consecutive basho

with more than 11 wins

period

Hakuho

22

07/ 2008 - 03/ 2012

Hakuho

17

07/ 2012 - 03/ 2015

Takanohana

13

09/ 1994 - 09/ 1996

Kitanoumi

12

11/ 1976 - 09/ 1978

Taiho

11

07/ 1962 - 03/ 1964

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Intended as a repository of pointless bits of trivia I or others find, particularly while browsing the database. It happens a lot between basho.

In a total of 5 basho since the 15-day era began, the last match was between two undefeated rikishi. Twice it was Taiho vs. Kashiwado, and they split the matches. All matches featured Y1e. No such match was a playoff (theoretically possible between stable members). Harumafuji is the only one to appear in such a bout that was not a Yokozuna at the time.

No other Day-15 matches involving 2 14-0 rikishi have occurred. In Haru 1996, there was a 6-0 match in Jonidan on Day 15, but two other rikishi were also 7-0 from previous days. Incidentally, a few basho in each direction in that time period there were many Day-14 6-0 matches in the lower divisions, but none that basho and one on Day 15 instead. Only one Day-14 6-0 match took place outside that 1995-1996 window.

Wow... To be honest I really didn't realize at the time what a rare occurrence that 2012 Hakuho - Harumafuji match was...

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Query showing times in the 6-basho era that both M1s have had at least 9 wins. Natsu marked the first time it occurred in two consecutive basho since Natsu 1941 and Haru 1942, when there were only two a year.

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Seiro managed to get promoted to Makuuchi despite having a losing record (87-93) during his continuous 12-basho stint in Juryo. There's plenty of banzuke luck to be had in Juryo as long as you don't get demoted.

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Hakuhou has never lost to ANY current non-Mongolian foreigner.

Tochinoshin: 19-0

Aoiyama: 11-0

Gagamaru: 5-0

Kaisei: 5-0

Oosunaarashi: 3-0

Amuuru-: Never met

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Hakuhou has never lost to ANY current non-Mongolian foreigner.

Tochinoshin: 19-0

Aoiyama: 11-0

Gagamaru: 5-0

Kaisei: 5-0

Oosunaarashi: 3-0

Amuuru-: Never met

Wonderful trivia bit! Though not entirely true. Hakuho lost his only bout against Orora, of all people! He even lost by absietaoshi, and I try to imagine how anybody can survive after collapsing under the Buryatian Behemoth.
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I try to imagine how anybody can survive after collapsing under the Buryatian Behemoth.

ask this guy :-O

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Hakuhou has never lost to ANY current non-Mongolian foreigner.

Tochinoshin: 19-0

Aoiyama: 11-0

Gagamaru: 5-0

Kaisei: 5-0

Oosunaarashi: 3-0

Amuuru-: Never met

Wonderful trivia bit! Though not entirely true. Hakuho lost his only bout against Orora, of all people! He even lost by absietaoshi, and I try to imagine how anybody can survive after collapsing under the Buryatian Behemoth.

I meant Makuuchi.. Dang...

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I try to imagine how anybody can survive after collapsing under the Buryatian Behemoth.

ask this guy :-O

Holy crap. that guy should be a pancake now.

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Wonderful trivia bit! Though not entirely true. Hakuho lost his only bout against Orora, of all people! He even lost by absietaoshi, and I try to imagine how anybody can survive after collapsing under the Buryatian Behemoth.

Evidently, that which did not kill him made him stronger.
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On July 16, 1972, the Nagoya Basho was the first sumo tournament won by a foreigner.

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Eeeeuww... that woman is KISSING me...

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Kyokutenho is tied for most career losses in history now, 938, equal to Terao's record from a time when maezumo records were included in the win-loss record - Kyokutenho's 3 maezumo losses are not included. He has 65 more wins than Terao.

http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/1509220.html

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Mitakeumi is the fifth shin-Juryo to make an 8-0 start since the start of the 15-bout era in 1949. All of the previous four went on to win the Juryo yusho, although none remained unbeaten past Day 9. Will Mitakeumi be the first to reach 10-0?

Earlier, Terunofuji was the 12th Ozeki to make a 6-0 start to his shin-Ozeki basho since the start of the 15-bout era. I imagine Goeido thoroughly enjoyed dumping him on his ass to end that winning streak, almost as much I enjoyed watching it happen. Will Terunofuji be the sixth shin-Ozeki to win the yusho?

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Hakuho finished his 9th Nagoya Basho against Maegashira opponents and is still without a loss here!!! The streak is at 59 now. The overall record against Maegashira is: 326:9 (ø 36,22).

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I'm not sure why I did this. I was just wondering after trying to figure out how long it might take me to get anywhere on the Fantasy Sumo banzuke.

Estimated number of basho to reach Juryo with the same record each Ozumo basho, assuming the current number of rikishi on the banzuke:

7-0:

1. Mz

2. Jk

3. Jd10

4. Sd18

5. Ms14

6. Juryo

6-1:

1. Mz

2. Jk

3. Jd42

4. Sd76

5. Sd19

6. Ms41

7. Ms17

8. Ms8

9. Ms2

10. Juryo

5-2:

1. Mz

2. Jk

3. Jd70

4. Jd28

5. Sd93

6. Sd60

7. Sd31

8. Sd6

9. Ms47

10. Ms32

11. Ms20

12. Ms11

13. Ms5

14. Ms1

15. Juryo

4-3:

1. Mz

2. Jk

3. Jd83

4. Jd56

5. Jd32

6. Jd11

7. Sd92

8. Sd73

9. Sd55

10. Sd39

11. Sd24

12. Sd11

13. Ms60

14. Ms51

15. Ms42

16. Ms34

17. Ms27

18. Ms21

19. Ms16

20. Ms12

21. Ms8

22. Ms5

23. Ms2

24. Juryo

Actual results may vary. Consult your doctor before using.

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Only 8 juryo rikishi have a 1-1 record this basho, tied for the lowest number in the "28 rikishi in juryo" era.

(Alas, one of the basho it's tied with happened only 8 months ago, somewhat lessening the impact...)

However, 21 maegashira stand at 1-1, which is tied for the highest number in that same era.

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There are currently (after Day 3 Aki 2015) more unbeaten rikishi in Juryo than in Makuuchi. I'm not going to do any research into how often that happens though.

Edited by Gurowake
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There are currently (after Day 3 Aki 2015) more unbeaten rikishi in Juryo than in Makuuchi. I'm not going to do any research into how often that happens though.

Apparently less rare right now than in the past. :-) Already happened in 2015.01, 2014.09 and 2013.03, but only 8 more times in the 30 years before that - but some of those came bunched together as well (3x from 2001.09 to 2003.03).

Another triple bunch happened between 1981.09 and 1982.09, and a quadruple occurrence between 1974.09 and 1976.03 (but none at all between those two blocks). Seems to be somewhat personnel-dependent.

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Hokutoryu Jk23w. 44yoa. Active 29.5years. 1200+ matches. Highest rank Sd53e. Has been Jonidan or below for the last 20+ years. That's persistence!

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How the... Why? Why would you do that to yourself?

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