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Day 14 Two rikishi from two different countries same surname meet on the dohyo....

Not hard to find but interesting?

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If one is Russian and the other Bulgarian, then no, not that hard to find. It's like an American and a Briton, both named Jones, meet. Interesting. Just like Steve Davis.

Shouldn't this be moved off topic?

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If one is Russian and the other Bulgarian, then no, not that hard to find. It's like an American and a Briton, both named Jones, meet. Interesting. Just like Steve Davis.

Shouldn't this be moved off topic?

Snooker loopy?

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How about: Chances of Kisenosato winning a yusho? Probably zilch... :(

But 13-2 is not too shabby... Hopefully he is a late bloomer...Chiyonofuji-style.

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If one is Russian and the other Bulgarian, then no, not that hard to find. It's like an American and a Briton, both named Jones, meet. Interesting. Just like Steve Davis.

Shouldn't this be moved off topic?

For those who aren't yet fully aware of what everyone in this thread is referencing, like I was when I started ready, both Amuuru and Aoiyama have the surname "Ivanov," which, when you think about it, is basically the Slavic equivalent of "Johnson."

However, I think OP is right to find this fascinating for it to happen in SUMO which is still not the most internationalized of sports, at least not on the professional level.

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How about: Chances of Kisenosato winning a yusho? Probably zilch... :(

But 13-2 is not too shabby... Hopefully he is a late bloomer...Chiyonofuji-style.

NSK may promote him at 13 wins, with or without yusho.

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How about: Chances of Kisenosato winning a yusho? Probably zilch... :(

But 13-2 is not too shabby... Hopefully he is a late bloomer...Chiyonofuji-style.

NSK may promote him at 13 wins, with or without yusho.

After that fiasco after the last time they promoted someone without a yusho? Never.

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How about: Chances of Kisenosato winning a yusho? Probably zilch... :(

But 13-2 is not too shabby... Hopefully he is a late bloomer...Chiyonofuji-style.

NSK may promote him at 13 wins, with or without yusho.

After that fiasco after the last time they promoted someone without a yusho? Never.

Kise's 26 ozeki basho average more than 10 wins per basho. Previous ozekis with average 10 wins (23 ozekis) were all promoted. 13 quality wins including a win over Hakuho may be OK for many people, even not yusho.

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How about: Chances of Kisenosato winning a yusho? Probably zilch... :(

But 13-2 is not too shabby... Hopefully he is a late bloomer...Chiyonofuji-style.

NSK may promote him at 13 wins, with or without yusho.

After that fiasco after the last time they promoted someone without a yusho? Never.

Kise's 26 ozeki basho average more than 10 wins per basho. Previous ozekis with average 10 wins (23 ozekis) were all promoted. 13 quality wins including a win over Hakuho may be OK for many people, even not yusho.

Sure, but what was Kaio's record before he started cruising? I bet it was much higher than Kise's.

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Depends how you factor in Kaio's kyujo. Because of his injuries I'm not sure if he managed a 10 or more win average beyond his first year as an ozeki.

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But if you simply take out all of Kaio's sub-par performances, he was a much better rikishi on average.

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If one is Russian and the other Bulgarian, then no, not that hard to find. It's like an American and a Briton, both named Jones, meet. Interesting. Just like Steve Davis.

Shouldn't this be moved off topic?

For those who aren't yet fully aware of what everyone in this thread is referencing, like I was when I started ready, both Amuuru and Aoiyama have the surname "Ivanov," which, when you think about it, is basically the Slavic equivalent of "Johnson."

However, I think OP is right to find this fascinating for it to happen in SUMO which is still not the most internationalized of sports, at least not on the professional level.

"Danny Johnson" and "Nick Johnson" wouldn't come across as anywhere near as exotic.

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