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What rikishi do you miss the most?

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Homasho, because he has bestowed on the Rickishi the best Japanese tradition and culture, deep bowing, full of respect from the opponent etc.

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Oh and also miss Shodai 'the next ozeki' the guy has been missing for years now :-(

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Don’t think anybody else mentioned him so I will, Kyokutenhō. Even when really old he still had amazing nage technique.

Whom I really miss most is prime Hakuhō, though. …And all of his best rivals, as if Hakuhō were in his prime now he’d just be killing rikishi left and right apart from Kakuryū.

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can't decide among many but I found a nice photo of one that I miss when he fought like he mean it...

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Harumafuji and Ura. Definitely.

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Kaio, Baruto, Musashimaru, Aminishiki (missing him already!). 

Also Chiyonofuji - since I'm too young to have experienced his generation. So I'm not really missing him per se, but just kinda wishing I would've been around to see him for in his prime. Must've been an exciting time... 

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I miss Harumafuji because I feel that right now there isn't a rikishi that quite emulates his style of wrestling. 

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Tokitenku, loved that guy bringing out some technique

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I've been following for only about 4 years now, so I don't go far back with anyone. I was a big Kise fan however, and when I see him now as an oyakata it seems so cruel that after years of being an iron man resistant to major injury, he would suffer a virtually career-ending injury almost as soon as it looked like he'd gotten over the blocks that had held him back for so long.

I wish that he were still on the dohyo and performing well...

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14 hours ago, Fede said:

Harumafuji and Ura. Definitely.

Have to second this. Definitely. :-(

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Harumafuji

Ura (hope he completes his comeback)

Orora (glad he's losing weight now retired)

 

 

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Musashimaru, Baruto, Kyokushuzan, Terao and Mainoumi.

And Kitakachidoki for his shikona ;-)

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Harumafuji, definitely!  When I first started watching sumo in 2013 (has it really been 6 years?), I first noticed 1) Hakuho and 2) Harumafuji.  Those 2 stood out.  Hakuho is and was the GOAT, but Harumafuji was also exciting to watch.  His tachi-ai's were so explosive!  In an interview, he said that when he faced anyone on the dohyo, that rikishi became his enemy for those few moments.

I also miss Homasho.  I miss his sincere devotion to sumo, his respect for it's traditions, and most important, his beautiful deep bows.

I miss seeing Terunofuji when he was his healthy self in Makuuchi.  He was a pleasure to watch.  I thought he would be our next Yokozuna.

I could kick myself because I had the opportunity to see Asashoryu live in Japan around 2008 while we were on vacation.  At that time, I had no interest in sumo, so I turned down the invitation.   I'm sure my attitude would have changed overnight had I accepted that invitation and witnessed Asashoryu on the dohyo.  I'll always wonder what I missed.

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Harumafuji, for sure. He kept things interesting as a spoiler for Hakuho at a time when Kakuryu wasn’t quite up to the task yet. Also, Ura was so exciting but his style probably doomed him. See the Terunofuji health problem thread for my ideas on that. 

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Definitely my Compatriot Kotooshu.

Also, Akebono who made me a Sumo fan.

The original Takanoyama.

Baruto, Aran, Osunaarashi.

From the dead - RIP:

Tokitenku and bad boy, who left sumo undefeated: Kototenta, aka Kototenzan.

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On 10/08/2019 at 12:56, Achiyama said:

The original Takanoyama.

Anybody know what Takanoyama is doing these days?

I remember being introduced to him at a Junior World Championship (where he got Bronze in one of the weight divisions, I think), before he joined Ozumo.

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Chiyonofuji. When I started watching sumo, I noticed a rikishi who looked completely different from all the others. Although he didn't weigh very much, he was very athletic and extremely quick. However, he was 25 years old and although he had reached komusubi, he had never won a yusho. It was so good to see him win his  first one. I thought it would be wonderful if he could win another two or three before his career was over. As things eventally turned out, he won 30 more.. 

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Tochiazuma. Very versatile, one of the very few who could do something against Asashoryu in his prime. 

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