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Toyonoshima intai

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Haven’t seen a thread for this anywhere else, but I just saw this tweet from Sumo Kyokai:

 

 

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That didn't come unexpected. I wish him well for what is coming now.

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49 minutes ago, mt fuji said:

Ugh autocorrect how do I fix his name in the title x_X

Edit the first post of the thread, there you have access to the title.

Toyonoshima is now Izutsu-oyakata, the rijikai has acknowledged both intai and acquiring the name https://www.sankei.com/sports/news/200417/spo2004170020-n1.html

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@mt fuji It's not obvious, but you click and hold the title when editing the 1st post.

I wish the new Izutsu-oyakata the best in his new career.

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Posted (edited)

About time.   Let's see how much weight he shed in his retirement.

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I will miss seeing the smiling family man mount the dohyo. He’s long been a fixture in the sumo world and I am a fan. best of luck to the new oyakata.

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Posted (edited)

Local NHK added a 6 min. video

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he had longed for another bout with Kiku

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Hatsu 2016

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Haru 2016

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 in the end he got Toyohibiki

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Yet another talented veteran retiring after a very good career. Toyonoshima also seems like a very good husband and father, I am sure he'll be a good oyakata next, best of luck for the future and thank you for the memories !

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With Toyonoshima and Sokokurai retirement (also both are oyakata now) will makushita division ranking will end at makushita 59 or what?

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2 hours ago, code_number3 said:

With Toyonoshima and Sokokurai retirement (also both are oyakata now) will makushita division ranking will end at makushita 59 or what?

I'm guessing they are both on the banzuke. 

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Corona message from the new Izutsu

Toyonoshima dohyo career digest

 

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What a guy! Always loved his matches. Wishing him the best in the future. My favorite Toyonoshima match: His victory against Terunofuji after being in a disadvantageous position a couple of times during the bout.

 

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His pirouettes on the edge of the ring were always a thing of beauty. 

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When i first started watching Sumo and i didn't know any wrestlers, (A situation i'm back at again from long absence, but that's by-the-by), i was instantly intrigued by Toyonoshima's Kesho-Mawashi, with the whale design, and then later i came to really enjoy his style and skill.  I wish the best of luck to him.

https://i.imgur.com/Id2LOS4.png

 

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Posted (edited)

The official message

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more pics - jungyo

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return after the long injury break

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family

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yusho ketteisen loss to Hakuho Kyushu 2010. With kanto- and gino-sho also in 2007, for his first jun-yusho.

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win against Kiku in 2016, Hatsu d13

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last basho - losses from day 7, 9 and the last bout

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Funny, just today I thought I saw a mini-Toyonoshima lying in my living room, but then it turned out to be just one of my children's balls.

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9 hours ago, yorikiried by fate said:

Funny, just today I thought I saw a mini-Toyonoshima lying in my living room, but then it turned out to be just one of my children's balls.

Are you sure?

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9 hours ago, robnplunder said:

Mrs. T is taller than him?  

I think it might just be her hair, but Toyonoshima is/was shorter than most rikishi. He's the same height as Enho (maybe shorter, depending where you look) and an inch or so shorter than Ura...

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