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The zennihon 2019 is on Sunday, Dec. 1st in the kokugikan (together with the 32nd primary school student championships nihonsumo-renmei.jp/yotei/). Live broadcast from 17h-18h JST on NHK-G. Results will appear on the sumo-renmei site http://sumorenmei.moo.jp/2019/ (Edit: looks like the site stopped posting and the sumo federation let Nittaidai do the task)

High school yokozuna Okuwa (Hiryu high 3rd y., 170cm, 130kg) is preparing for the event, training with older opponents. He'll have a tough start: in the first round of the prelims he's paired against student yokozuna Nakamura (Nittaidai 1st y., 193cm, 165kg), against whom he fought 2 times in high school and was completely overwhelmed (I haven't yet found that list of the pairings on the net). The last from Hiryu to make it to the zennihon was 20 years ago Isobe (Sagatsukasa), who made it there 2 times in a row as high school student - in his 2nd year he was kokutai junior champion. Okuwa aims to join ozumo and wants to become like Takakeisho.

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On 28/07/2019 at 10:55, Akinomaki said:

Okuwa wants to join ozumo next year after high school graduation

We will see if Nakamura has made it to 3rd dan by now or if there is some way around that rule topic/zennihon-entry-qualification

Keiko at Nittaidai on the 23rd without Nakamura http://blog.livedoor.jp/nittaidaisumo/archives/5124047.html

he was elsewhere http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/topic/39485-a-yokozuna-appears/

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Looks like Nittaidai will be posting the results close to real-time again (as soon as the round has finished) http://blog.livedoor.jp/nittaidaisumo/archives/5125830.html

- so they will start with that in a few hours. I found no site that posted the prelim pairings, and no live stream scheduled for the time before NHK - the usual channels will surely provide the videos.

Not just Nakamura, also Asahigaoka high shusshin Dalai-kun will be taking part as first year. It almost looks like he and Choijil-kun are still taking turns where to participate - Choijil was at the student championships. But at the zennihon those with the best results during the year are qualified take part, so apparently Dalai-kun had more points at the tournaments that count for zennihon-entry-qualification - or could it be that he had made it to 3rd dan and Choijil not?

The rest of the Nittaidai athletes are all 3rd years - Matsusono, Ishizaki and Delgerbayar.

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4th year Tanioka (Kindai) is amateur yokozuna, beating Nichidai's 3rd year Yelshin in the final, after doing 2 matta. A pity the winner's interview is on the NHK-G sub-channel, of which we don't have a stream.

Nakamura (who made it to 3rd dan) lost to Tanioka in the best 32, Delgerbayar there as well, from Nittaidai only Dalai-kun made it to the best 16 and lost there. All results linked on their above page http://blog.livedoor.jp/nittaidaisumo/archives/5125830.html

Yelshin (still a ?) started sumo when he came to Japan, in Kazakhstan he did judo etc. Asashoryu made him come.

NHK claimed they start at the signal of the referee (shushin), but actually they start in sync as soon as both have their hands down - just like the NSK wants to have it in ozumo.

The amateur igi-moushi-tate - the mono-ii equivalent - lacks the explanation to the spectators of why they made the decision. The heel of Toyodai's 2nd year Hatsuyama had to be out in the qf against Yurube from corporate sumo (from the city of Otoi-ozumo, where some here just fought earlier this week).

Igarashi (Morioka city)  fought against Takudai's 4th year Suguro till his bad knee got too worse to keep resisting. He couldn't stand up after he fell down flat, off the dohyo - also here no help for about a minute. Suguro lost to Tanioka in the sf.

Nichidai's 4th year Enami lost to Tanioka in the qf, Yelshin won there against Chuodai's 3rd year Nishikawa, in the sf against Hatsuyama.

video for longer http://www.miomio.tv/watch/cc470587/

some videos filmed off the screen https://www.youtube.com/user/tnishijima/search?query=相撲選手権+2019

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Tanioka lost in the 3rd round prelims. Also Dalai-kun, Hatsuyama and Igarashi had to fight in the first round of the final tournament to get to the best 32.

videos from also before NHK https://www.youtube.com/user/baba46494649/search?query=第68回全日本相撲選手権大会

Tekkan started to post as well https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv_DMAQpEr9Gel-gIDHiB_Q/search?query=20191201+第68回全日本相撲選手権大会

the 1h broadcast, audio not in sync https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVjVM9cDzoc

Tanioka wants to become a teacher o - all ms qualifications are wasted this year, and likely most for sd as well

Tanioka-Yelshin

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with sempai Motobayashi

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the top 4

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Nakamura

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high school yokozuna Okuwa in the prelims - he made it to the first round of the finals and lost there to Igarashi

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9 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

Yelshin (still a ?) started sumo when he came to Japan, in Kazakhstan he did judo etc. Asashoryu made him come.

Baltagul (??) Yelshin (?) バルタグル・イェルシン (191cm, 165kg) is from Almaty and came to Japan in his 3rd year high school. He aims to join ozumo in the future. http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20191201/spo19120121250036-n1.html

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Ah, was hoping for Nakamura to take the triple crown. At least he only lost to the winner......

Nihon University is on a really bad streak of results in individual finals, at least for national tournaments not split in weight divisions. Since Nakashima was crowned student yokozuna in 2017, they have gone I think 0-6 or 0-7 in finals for national openweight tournaments, with several different losing finalists.

Yelshin/Yersin really had his coming out year. He's obviously strong, though he's still rather clumsy and slow....he's been improving and still has a long way to go.

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There is a lot more emotion and personality in amasumo than ozumo in my opinion. The knockout and team formats also add to the drama. I think most ozumo fans would become amasumo fans if they gave it a chance and were connected to reliable video sources. Some background on the events and the teams would probably help with engagement too, and we have great posters in this section who've been doing that.

Having followed competitors in the amateurs also makes it more interesting to follow them as pros, and as John Gunning mentioned a high proportion of sekitori are coming from the college ranks and/or have competed at a high level in high school amasumo. Plus, it's great for when there is a lull in ozumo action! There is so much more sumo to watch.

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As a baseball fan, I find it even more interesting to follow the young prospects and see them climb the ladder before the become established in the upper levels. And that's the case with amasumo and all the work you guys do here. My 2 favorites prospects now are Kitanowaka (aka Saito Daisuke) and Tokisakae, with an eye on Yoshii and how Toma will respond to Hakuho's coaching.

Also, wouldn't it be fun if during jungyo they were doing heya vs heya tournaments for instance with teams of 1 sekitori, 1 makushita and 1 sandanme (or w/e, just to keep enough heya eligible) ?

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Nakamura vs Tanioka.....sure looked close and unfortunately the view is cut off. That was arguably the 2 best competitors facing off in the round of 32...

 

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