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BASHO TALK -- Natsu 2017 -- SPOILERS

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McBugger    411
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7 hours ago, Wakaebala said:

Who are all these people Hakuho invites to drink?

First guy is his oyakata, which makes the woman right after him likely to be his oyakata's wife. Next is Ishiura, after that I have no clue.

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Jakusotsu    1,555
3 hours ago, kassidilla said:

I, like most of you, watched Kotoshogiku's body language after his final bout. I just had an overwhelming feeling that he is leaning towards retirement. He seemed awfully reflective and inwardly emotional, but maybe that's just me over analyzing things

Either that, or his newborn firstborn lifted his spirits.

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robnplunder    154
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5 hours ago, kassidilla said:

I, like most of you, watched Kotoshogiku's body language after his final bout. I just had an overwhelming feeling that he is leaning towards retirement. He seemed awfully reflective and inwardly emotional, but maybe that's just me over analyzing things

If he can be injury free by the next basho, he can still be around for a few years.   But his heavily taped knees are telling me that Kotoshogiku is at the end (or near) his successful career. I, too, think he may hang up his mawash by the next basho.

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Shatsume    24
3 hours ago, Jakusotsu said:

Either that, or his newborn firstborn lifted his spirits.

I read some interesting articles years ago about the implications of first born children on elite athletes, if I remember correctly it noticeably improved their performance for the next 18 months, peaking at 12 months after birth. So maybe we will have the Geek kicking around sanyaku for a little while yet!

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lackmaker    78
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Does this mean the same effect on mothers as well as fathers?

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Shatsume    24
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14 minutes ago, lackmaker said:

Does this mean the same effect on mothers as well as fathers?

It was a looong time ago that I read them, think it was only fathers as mothers would not have been competing for several months before giving birth and tended to not compete afterwards for a while too. Although I have a feeling you are being sarcastic ;)

I would be interested to see the analysis for mothers returning to competition too though, if such a thing has ever been done.

 

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orandashoho    333

There have been several Dutch woman athletes who returned to the top level in their sport after childbirth (not immediately, obviously) and competed in national/European/world championships and the Olympics.

A recent scientific study investigated the aspects related to a return to sports at top level after childbirth. Because the number of successful top athletes is limited not enough statistical data could be collected for definite conclusions other than that a return to sport at the top level is possible. Ten of the twelve woman athletes partaking in the study had a successful return to the top level. Their experiences were noted, including how they felt about competing as a mother. 

The study ought to be required reading for any young woman competing in sport on a top level, because many factors that make a return most difficult, like organizing the support needed at home and in training, can be influenced by the mother, and knowing the experiences of others is useful.

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lackmaker    78

I vaguely recollect that there was thought to be physiological advantages to distance runners after giving birth(not immediately of course). Liz McColgan was a successful example.

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Shatsume    24

Kim Clijsters won back to back US opens not long after her first born. Very intesresting stuff, but I feel we are getting off topic...

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