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Former Komusubi Haguroiwa passes on

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Former Komusubi Haguroiwa has passed away at the age of 70. He is famous for being the guy {as Toda, which means thank you in Hebrew, but I digress..) who beat Taihou back in Haru 1969 on day 2, stopping his winning streak at 45. Later it was verified beyond a doubt that Taihou had actually won, as Toda's left foot went out first.. This directly brought about the video replays which started the basho after that one, so Haguroiwa has a place in history. Actually, the win was initially given to Taihou but there was a monoii and the decision was wrongly reversed.  This was dubbed "the misjudgement of the century", no less. The bout was dominated by Toda, "I totally lost that one sumo-wise.  I'm to blame for doing that kind of sumo.." Taihou said later.

元小結羽黒岩さん死去 「世紀の大誤審」で有名に

 

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The famous monoi with the bearded gyoji was a bout between Tochinishiki and Kitanonada during the aki basho 1958 (if I remember correctly).

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I guess the pics will be few enough to have them here

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of course about the Taiho bout

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foot out already

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intai press conference with Tatsunami-oyakata and the new Ikazuchi-oyakata

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I remember Toda/Haguroiwa.  I bet Washuyama does too.  It seems two or three sumotori from the mid 1970s die every year.  Very sad.

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