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Aminishiki just fought his last bout. Unfortunately to have it end this way. Great career and great legacy. He is an inspiration 

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A shame. It would've been nice for him to retire of his own accord and not due to his legs giving out like that in front of a crowd. His expression was heartbreaking. A bad end to a great career, but hopefully the injury can be treated, and he can live a comfortable post-retirement life. Sad to see him go, but man, what a legend.

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Aminishiki :(  my heart broke. Japanese commentators just reported that he is going to the hospital to check just how bad the injury is. Regardless of how bad it is I think it should be a sign for him to retire, he is already a legend, no need to endanger his health even more. It's just sad to see him go like this.

Hopefully he'll become an amazing oyakata.

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What happened to Aminishiki? I can’t sneakily watch sumo at my new job. :(

Sounds bad from what you’re all saying above. Hope he’s okay.

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33 minutes ago, Otokonoyama said:

Some good news

Terunofuji looks good in his win today.  

Enho looks healthy.  

That's it for Aminishiki.   He should have intai'd a few bashos ago.   

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14 minutes ago, Eikokurai said:

What happened to Aminishiki? I can’t sneakily watch sumo at my new job. :(

Sounds bad from what you’re all saying above. Hope he’s okay.

His knee turned when he fell, looks quite bad, at this age very likely career ending injury.

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Takagenji looking good,  he is much improved and is turning into a solid belt fighter.

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Sadanoumi gets his first ever win by amiuchi and Kagayaki has lost twice to that technique this year. Pretty rare to lose even once that way.

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19 minutes ago, Rainoyama said:

His knee turned when he fell, looks quite bad, at this age very likely career ending injury.

Yeah, I see the photos now. That doesn’t look comfortable at all. Such a shame for things to go that way, but his body has taken a lot over the years. Hopefully he’ll recover and rejoin sumo as an elder in quick time.

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Tochinoshin has joined the queue to go on the kadoban carousel again. He just loves that ride.

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The mono-ii are handled in a much better fashion so far which is good to see.

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I'll pour one out for Aminishiki.

That bit of sadness addressed, I was floored that Enho was able to do what he did to Kaisei. He is really something special.

Ryuden not intimidated in the least by Takayasu and indeed took the fight to him. Impressive.

Pat on the back for Asanoyama. Or maybe a "You tried!" sticker. Hakuho was never really in danger, but Asanoyama did pretty well, I thought. 

Is Tochinoshin hurt again?

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Tochinoshin is a fraud. He shouldn’t be ōzeki.

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Some great bouts today. Really enjoyed it

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41 minutes ago, ALAKTORN said:

Tochinoshin is a fraud. He shouldn’t be ōzeki.

If only there was some sort of objective way of measuring if someone should be promoted to Ozeki.

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Just caught up now. What an awesome day. On a normal day the amiuchi win by Sadanoumi would get plenty of attention. Today it was just one of several entertaining bouts. Enho taking Kaisei for a spin was awesome, Kotoshogiku and Meisei had plenty of energy, Ryuden and Takayasu had not one but two epic contests, Kakuryu showed great ring sense to spin out of trouble, and Asanoyama can hold his head up high for going toe to toe with the GOAT for more than 45 seconds. I’m sure I’m forgetting some other great bouts, but that’s enough to be going on with!

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Ishiura, Terutsuyoshi, Enho, Kotoeko made it a good day for the Davids. Favourite bout of the basho so far was Ryuden vs. Takayasu. And they could have called for another redo. Ryuden deserved the win so much for his effort, but you have to give credit to Takayasu for recovering from that unfortunate position, too.

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1 hour ago, Eikokurai said:

If only there was some sort of objective way of measuring if someone should be promoted to Ozeki.

That matters how? He got back to ōzeki with a stolen win and a fusenshō, while on PEDs.

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5 minutes ago, ALAKTORN said:

That matters how? He got back to ōzeki with a stolen win and a fusenshō, while on PEDs.

You should write a letter to the JSA.

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1 hour ago, Eikokurai said:

If only there was some sort of objective way of measuring if someone should be promoted to Ozeki.

I reckon he won't be ozeki for long at this rate.

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