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Yokozunae at the Japan-Germany Basketball game

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Hakuhō and Kakuryū were special guests at today’s Japan versus Germany game at the Saitama Super Arena. Kakuryū nailed a three on his second attempt. Hakuhō need a few more tries to sink his free throw. 

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It was an exciting game; Japan surged to a late lead for the victory led by Hachimura’s 31 points. The Yokozunae disappeared at halftime and returned for the second half; I wonder if they gave the fellows a pep talk? 

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Kakuryu had been preparing for this

On 19/08/2019 at 18:39, Kintamayama said:

On August 24th, the Japanese national basketball team will face Germany in a match in Saitama. Kakuryuu intends to attend. There is a chance he will be called upon to throw a basketball during the opening ceremonies. Kakuryuu used to play basketball. Today, before his bout at the jungyo, he threw a few shots. He practiced for 15 minutes and at some point, sunk 7 consecutive three-pointers. You may read that again. 7 consecutive three-pointers. "I'm happy I got it right in the end," he said. "But if I get to do that, I'll have to wear a kimono, right? It's going to be difficult.. " he said.

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Both of the current Yokozuna played basketball in their youth and neither did any wrestling before coming to Japan if Wikipedia is correct.  Maybe what's been holding Kakuryu back was that he was practicing basketball too much. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakuryū_Rikisaburō

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakuhō_Shō

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On 24/08/2019 at 13:00, Otokonoyama said:

The yokozunae were on a morning show showing off their skills.

Kakuryu got moves... and he's a probably better free throw shooter now than Shaq ever was. (Laughing...)

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