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All 10 passed the initial check and wait for the results of the medicals, announced on day 1

the focus is on Byambasuren (18, 185cm, 107kg) for Tatsunami

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after the check

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to the standard question he repeated what he said before: "Yokozuna? Yes, I want to become the strongest rikishi."

He won't start at the Kyushu basho so no need for a shikona yet, but he wants to use his uncle's -ryu 龍

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3 from the Saitama Sakae sumo club are in the group for Kyushu - Naya would have been the 4th.

Former middle school yokozuna Tsukahara 塚原 (18, 190cm, 141kg)

Tebakari 手計富士紀  (18, 188cm, 144kg) from Chiba pref. for Sadogatake

Mitsumune 光宗泰成 (18, 172cm, 106kg) from Kochi pref. for Onomatsu

http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20171101/sum17110118160005-n1.html

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On 8/6/2017 at 06:54, Asashosakari said:

Asashoryu's 18-year-old nephew Byambasuren indecipherable-patronymic (スカラグチャー・ビャンバスレン *)

This is my hunch:  In Mongolian, Сүхрагчаа Бяамбасүрэн.  In Roman alpha, Sükhragchaa Byambasüren.  

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While there are no hits on Google for the Romanization suggested, there are plenty (and are likely names since there's Facebook pages there) if you remove that accent from the ü.  If it was supposed to be there, I'd expect at least *something* to show up on Google, but it returned a big fat zero.  The Cyrillic has similar hits on Facebook, so it appears to be a reasonably common name.

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Since 2012, the Mongolian official Latinization uses "u" and "ü" to distinguish between the Mongolian Cyrillic "у" and "ү" respectively.  However you will see "u" used for both as you do with googling the more common Sükhbaatar and Sukhbaatar.  Sükhragchaa/Сүхрагчаа is a rare combination in Mongolia.  The next step is to confirm if it's his name, or his father's name.  If it's his father's name, a suffix would also be added (Сүхрагчаагийн).  Much of the DB is incorrect in this regard, but a project is underway to fix.

NOTE: if you google "Сухрагчаа" it also show up, but only on Russian web sites because Russian Cyrillic doesn't have the "ү" letter in their alphabet.

 

 

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Nothing else but Byambasuren in the morning papers - and I don't remember seeing the results of that many other checks reported as well before for a new recruit http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20171102/sum17110205030001-n3.html

lung capacity: 5700cc

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handgrip power: right 59kg, left 60kg - "I was nervous. Usually it's 70kg for both hands."

dorsal muscle strength: 146kg

 

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happy uncle

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the NSK show another as well, but without a name

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I've been impressed the skill Byamba showed as an amateur, and despite apparently having just a year or two of sumo experience (with a wrestling background I believe) and typically facing significant weight disadvantages, he quickly rose to be one of the top names in high school amasumo with his 2nd and 3rd place finishes at the Interhigh and Kokutai. His lack of weight struck me as being as big of a factor as anything else in most of his losses, and I think he has very good potential.

You can see his Interhigh matches from the round of 32 on at 29:00, 52:00, 1:13:10, 1:24:45, 1:32:25:

 

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On 11/2/2017 at 11:52, Akinomaki said:

Nothing else but Byambasuren in the morning papers - and I don't remember seeing the results of that many other checks reported as well before for a new recruit http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20171102/sum17110205030001-n3.html

lung capacity: 5700cc
handgrip power: right 59kg, left 60kg - "I was nervous. Usually it's 70kg for both hands."
dorsal muscle strength: 146kg

News clips from Nstar https://youtu.be/ccSx4EUYgWs and Tokudane! https://youtu.be/lwAjU6RTbCQ
Similarities with Uncle Dorji in the cheekbones and eyes 

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NSK data:
SHIKONA KANJI NAME HEYA HEIGHT WEIGHT DOB BIRTHPLACE
Byambasuren ビャンバスレン Byambasuren Sugarragchaa Tatsunami 185 107 22 - May - 1999 Mongolia
Kimura 木村 Kimura Yuki Isegahama 174 134 04 - May - 1999 Aomori
Mitsumune 光宗 Mitsumune Taisei Ounomatsu 172 106 20 - August - 1999 Saitama
Murakami 村上 Murakami Naoto Isegahama 176 109 26 - April - 1999 Aichi
Omote Omote Kiyoshi Takadagawa 176 102 11 - October - 1999 Osaka
Ozono 大園 Ozono Yuma Isegahama 170 109 18 - December - 1999 Kagoshima
Takagi 高木 Takagi Daiki Isegahama 175 91 02 - December - 1999 Kanagawa
Tebakari 手計 Tebakari Toshiki Sadogatake 188 144 26 - August - 1999 Chiba
Tsukahara 塚原 Tsukahara Takaaki Kasugano 190 141 12 - October - 1999 Saitama
Watanabe 渡部 Watanabe Ren Oguruma 180 110 02 - June - 1997 Akita

 

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Great to see that Satoiazuma is back in action at last following a two-year injury absence. I hope he can soon fight his way out of the persistence watch too. Other returnees in this maezumo group are Wakaseiun and Fukuda, both of whom dropped off the banzuke just last basho.

Isegahama-beya's Murakami comes from a rugby background, most recently at Seiryo High School in the Nishi ward of Nagoya, Aichi prefecture. I'm betting he's the one named Shachinofuji (鯱ノ富士) in maezumo here.

His stablemate Ozono comes from the wrestling club of Kanoyachuo High School in Kanoya, Kagoshima. He lost 2-0 in the first round of the Greco-Roman 120kg division (of his age group, I think) just over a month ago in the Kokutai. I believe he is the one named Osumifuji (大隅富士) - Kanoya is located on the Osumi peninsula in Kagoshima prefecture.

Takadagawa-beya's Omote has taken the shikona "Tenei" (天惠).

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That answered most of my open questions about the shikona, many thanks. Trying to puzzle through the yobidashi and gyoji pronunciations was a bear again...

Indeed we've got the aforementioned three banzuke-gai returnees Wakaseiun, Satoiazuma and Fukuda in the mix, plus last basho's Mongolian entrant Ankhbayar (Yōshōyama 陽翔山) for Tokitsukaze-beya after his one-basho waiting period, plus the 9 new domestic entrants. And with plenty of adopted shikona right away:

Kimura -> Kiminofuji (probably?)
Takagi -> Shūfuji (totally wild guess)
Ozono -> Ōsumifuji (per above)
Murakami -> Shachinofuji (per above)
Omote -> Tenei (per above)
Tebakari -> Kototebakari 琴手計 (obviously)
 

Day 3
 


Results:

Mz1   Wakaseiun (0-1)         Mz2   Satoiazuma (1-0)
Mz3   Fukuda (0-1)            Mz4   Yoshoyama (1-0)
Mz5   Kiminofuji (1-0)        Mz9   Tenei (0-1)
Mz6   Shinfuji (0-1)          Mz10  Mitsumune (1-0)
Mz7   Osumifuji (0-1)         Mz11  Tsukahara (1-0)
Mz8   Shachinofuji (0-1)      Mz12  Kototebakari (1-0)
Mz1   Wakaseiun (0-2)         Mz13  Watanabe (1-0)


Standings:

Mz2   Satoiazuma    Tamanoi      1-0   |   Mz1   Wakaseiun     Chiganoura  0-2
Mz4   Yoshoyama     Tokitsukaze  1-0   |   Mz3   Fukuda        Kise        0-1
Mz5   Kiminofuji    Isegahama    1-0   |   Mz6   Shinfuji      Isegahama   0-1
Mz10  Mitsumune     Onomatsu     1-0   |   Mz7   Osumifuji     Isegahama   0-1
Mz11  Tsukahara     Kasugano     1-0   |   Mz8   Shachinofuji  Isegahama   0-1
Mz12  Kototebakari  Sadogatake   1-0   |   Mz9   Tenei         Takadagawa  0-1
Mz13  Watanabe      Oguruma      1-0

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Day 4

Shachinofuji was absent today, no idea why as there didn't seem to be any particular possible reason in his Day 3 bout.

 


Results:

Mz3   Fukuda (1-1)            Mz1   Wakaseiun (0-3)
Mz6   Shinfuji (1-1)          Mz9   Tenei (0-2)
Mz7   Osumifuji (1-1)         Mz2   Satoiazuma (1-1)
Mz5   Kiminofuji (1-1)        Mz4   Yoshoyama (2-0)
Mz10  Mitsumune (1-1)         Mz11  Tsukahara (2-0)
Mz13  Watanabe (1-1)          Mz12  Kototebakari (2-0)

That was a bit of work for Yoshoyama. Mitsumune and Tsukahara in the first meeting between two of the three Saitama Sakae grads.


Standings:

Mz4   Yoshoyama     Tokitsukaze  2-0   |   Mz2   Satoiazuma  Tamanoi    1-1   |   Mz1   Wakaseiun     Chiganoura  0-3
Mz11  Tsukahara     Kasugano     2-0   |   Mz3   Fukuda      Kise       1-1   |   Mz8   Shachinofuji  Isegahama   0-1-1
Mz12  Kototebakari  Sadogatake   2-0   |   Mz5   Kiminofuji  Isegahama  1-1   |   Mz9   Tenei         Takadagawa  0-2
                                           Mz6   Shinfuji    Isegahama  1-1
                                           Mz7   Osumifuji   Isegahama  1-1
                                           Mz10  Mitsumune   Onomatsu   1-1
                                           Mz13  Watanabe    Oguruma    1-1

Be interesting to see which of the three frontrunners gets the easier matchup against a 1-1 guy. 

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4 hours ago, specialweek 2 said:

Are we sure it is Yoshoyama? I was told Yoshozan.

You were told wrong. On the video I uploaded yesterday, the hiragana says Yoshouyama. Oh, and the announcer-he also says Yoshouyama. Yoshouyama it is.

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Day 5

 


Results:

Mz4   Yoshoyama (3-0)         Mz11  Tsukahara (2-1)
Mz3   Fukuda (1-2)            Mz12  Kototebakari (3-0)
Mz5   Kiminofuji (2-1)        Mz2   Satoiazuma (1-2)
Mz6   Shinfuji (2-1)          Mz13  Watanabe (1-2)
Mz7   Osumifuji (1-2)         Mz10  Mitsumune (2-1)
Mz1   Wakaseiun (1-3)         Mz9   Tenei (0-3)

Nice highlight bout with Yoshoyama and Tsukahara to start things off, and the last two were pretty nifty as well. No contest in the other three though.

As always I'm impressed when they actually make efforts to avoid repeating matchups, as they seemingly did here by having Watanabe go before Mitsumune on the West side (in order to avoid doing Shinfuji-Mitsumune again which already happened on Day 3).


Standings:

3-win target achieved:
#01  Mz4   Yoshoyama     Tokitsukaze  3-0
#02  Mz12  Kototebakari  Sadogatake   3-0

Still active:
     Mz5   Kiminofuji    Isegahama    2-1   |   Mz1   Wakaseiun   Chiganoura  1-3   |   Mz8   Shachinofuji  Isegahama   0-1-2
     Mz6   Shinfuji      Isegahama    2-1   |   Mz2   Satoiazuma  Tamanoi     1-2   |   Mz9   Tenei         Takadagawa  0-3
     Mz10  Mitsumune     Onomatsu     2-1   |   Mz3   Fukuda      Kise        1-2
     Mz11  Tsukahara     Kasugano     2-1   |   Mz7   Osumifuji   Isegahama   1-2
                                                Mz13  Watanabe    Oguruma     1-2

Still plenty of guys left, so I'm guessing tomorrow won't be the last day just yet.

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Has there been anything new on Yoshoyama's competitive background? His uncle is reported as a yokozuna in Mongolian wrestling but I can't find much about the man himself, and when I checked his Twitter about a month back there was little to nothing about sumo or Mongolian wrestling from what I could see.

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According to his alma mater Kibogaoka HS he competed in the individuals of the 2016 Inter-High sumo tournament, but wasn't part of the school's team that also represented Fukuoka prefecture. Incidentally, I should probably take back calling them "a regional sumo powerhouse" in the Aki thread - that same blurb says it was the first time in 57 years that they were representing Fukuoka.

Unfortunately, because the tournament results at http://kirokukensaku.net/ always get scrubbed after a year I have no idea how he did in the Inter-High, and his school also doesn't say.

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55 minutes ago, Asashosakari said:

According to his alma mater Kibogaoka HS he competed in the individuals of the 2016 Inter-High sumo tournament, but wasn't part of the school's team that also represented Fukuoka prefecture. Incidentally, I should probably take back calling them "a regional sumo powerhouse" in the Aki thread - that same blurb says it was the first time in 57 years that they were representing Fukuoka.

Unfortunately, because the tournament results at http://kirokukensaku.net/ always get scrubbed after a year I have no idea how he did in the Inter-High, and his school also doesn't say.


Is this (PDF) the right one? If I'm looking at the right bits, it looks like he lost his first qualifying bout (against a compatriot called Amarusanaa?, アマルサナー), then won the next two to book his place in the last 32. There it seems he ran into none other than Asashoryu's nephew Byambasuren, who won by uwatenage.

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I think Byamba's match in the round of 32 is at 6:12, although that doesnt look like Yoshoyama.

 

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49 minutes ago, Yubinhaad said:


Is this (PDF) the right one? If I'm looking at the right bits, it looks like he lost his first qualifying bout (against a compatriot called Amarusanaa?, アマルサナー), then won the next two to book his place in the last 32. There it seems he ran into none other than Asashoryu's nephew Byambasuren, who won by uwatenage.

Thanks, I didn't realize/remember they're producing tournament booklets. Looks like the Ankhbayar - Byambasuren matchup was in the last 64, the table is a bit confusingly titled.

Tough draws there with his two losses, Amarsanaa has also featured quite prominently over in the ama section of late.

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Asashosakari; I noticed the 3 returnees are Mz1 to Mz3 and the Mongolian, who had to sit out a basho, is Mz4. Do they always do this?

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Day 6

 


Results:

Mz5   Kiminofuji (2-2)        Mz10  Mitsumune (3-1)
Mz6   Shinfuji (3-1)          Mz11  Tsukahara (2-2)
Mz1   Wakaseiun (2-3)         Mz2   Satoiazuma (1-3)
Mz3   Fukuda (2-2)            Mz9   Tenei (0-4)
Mz7   Osumifuji (1-3)         Mz13  Watanabe (2-2)

Mz5   Kiminofuji (2-3)        Mz11  Tsukahara (3-2)

A very entertaining session today, including Shinfuji's excellent upset of Tsukahara. The latter looked suitably annoyed and proceeded to make short work of Kiminofuji in the extra bout given to the losing 2-win guys.

Returnees Wakaseiun and Satoiazuma were matched up again, and Wakaseiun managed to take revenge for his Day 3 loss.


Standings:

3-win target achieved:
#01  Mz4   Yoshoyama     Tokitsukaze  3-0
#02  Mz12  Kototebakari  Sadogatake   3-0
#03  Mz10  Mitsumune     Onomatsu     3-1
#04  Mz6   Shinfuji      Isegahama    3-1
#05  Mz11  Tsukahara     Kasugano     3-2

Still active:
     Mz1   Wakaseiun     Chiganoura   2-3   |   Mz2   Satoiazuma  Tamanoi    1-3   |   Mz8   Shachinofuji  Isegahama   0-1-3

     Mz3   Fukuda        Kise         2-2   |   Mz7   Osumifuji   Isegahama  1-3   |   Mz9   Tenei         Takadagawa  0-4
     Mz5   Kiminofuji    Isegahama    2-3
     Mz13  Watanabe      Oguruma      2-2

Should be one more day. I hope Tenei gets to enjoy a victory tomorrow, because he's certainly looking better than the usual winless guys we get down here and 0-5 would be quite undeserved.

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A little off key there at 5:37....I think I saw the shimpan and the other yobidashi trying to hold back smiles (Laughing...)

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14 hours ago, Katooshu said:

A little off key there at 5:37....I think I saw the shimpan and the other yobidashi trying to hold back smiles (Laughing...)


(Laughing...) Urakaze had to wipe away tears at the end.


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Day 7
 


Results:

Mz3   Fukuda  (3-2)           Mz1   Wakaseiun (2-4)
Mz5   Kiminofuji (2-4)        Mz13  Watanabe (3-2)
Mz7   Osumifuji (2-3)         Mz2   Satoiazuma (1-4)
Mz5   Kiminofuji (3-4)        Mz1   Wakaseiun (2-5)
Mz7   Osumifuji (3-3)         Mz9   Tenei (0-5)

With the big guns already through, the quality of the sumo on display took a bit of a step back, but still lots of enthusiasm on the part of the seven remaining competitors. The schedule went largely as I expected, although I thought they would put the loser of Osumifuji-Satoiazuma against Tenei to make up the numbers. Lucky break for Osumifuji who got (and took) the opportunity to get to 3 wins after all.


The final standings:

3-win target achieved:
#01  Mz4   Yoshoyama     Tokitsukaze  3-0
#02  Mz12  Kototebakari  Sadogatake   3-0
#03  Mz10  Mitsumune     Onomatsu     3-1
#04  Mz6   Shinfuji      Isegahama    3-1
#05  Mz11  Tsukahara     Kasugano     3-2
#06  Mz3   Fukuda        Kise         3-2
#07  Mz13  Watanabe      Oguruma      3-2
#08  Mz5   Kiminofuji    Isegahama    3-4
#09  Mz7   Osumifuji     Isegahama    3-3

Remaining order:
#10  Mz1   Wakaseiun     Chiganoura   2-5
#11  Mz2   Satoiazuma    Tamanoi      1-4
#12  Mz9   Tenei         Takadagawa   0-5
#13  Mz8   Shachinofuji  Isegahama    0-1-4

Public presentation tomorrow during sandanme as always, which should also finally allow us to verify the shikona.

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