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We barely missed another "never happened" occurrence -- if Mitoryu had won the Juryo yusho, it would have been the first time that the top two divisions had winners from the bottom rank of the division at the same time. (Terunofuji was east, not west, but still on M17 nonetheless.)

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Hokuseiho kinda reminds me of Akebono when I first saw him: way too long in the leg! But Akebono overcame that supposed 'disadvantage' quite admirably.

Hope he keeps the name because I like the way it sounds.

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On 04/08/2020 at 22:48, Sue said:

We barely missed another "never happened" occurrence -- if Mitoryu had won the Juryo yusho, it would have been the first time that the top two divisions had winners from the bottom rank of the division at the same time. (Terunofuji was east, not west, but still on M17 nonetheless.)

Nice spot!  I think I know your answer, but I'm going to ask anyway.  What "never happened" occurrence would you have preferred: (a) makujiri yusho in divisions one and two or (b) a six wrestler playoff that ended up being a tomoesen between three wrestlers from the same stable?

The latter eventuality hinged on Hoshoryu beating Mitoryu in the last regulation bout of the tournament. (And I'm not sure Mitoryu could have beaten Meisei in the playoffs.  Meisei looked pretty strong this tournament.)

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1 hour ago, jsolo said:

Did a Blog Post on the entire July Basho. Mainly for new fans, but you might be interested. Any feedback welcome

https://jbssumo.blogspot.com/2020/03/results-from-haru-spring-2020.html

You've put in a phenomenal amount of work in gathering virtually every detail from the July Tournament.  

If I were to offer feedback, I'd suggest adding some colour as in photographic images and a more interesting visual presentation in terms of different font sizes.

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7 hours ago, Amamaniac said:

Nice spot!  I think I know your answer, but I'm going to ask anyway.  What "never happened" occurrence would you have preferred: (a) makujiri yusho in divisions one and two or (b) a six wrestler playoff that ended up being a tomoesen between three wrestlers from the same stable?

The latter eventuality hinged on Hoshoryu beating Mitoryu in the last regulation bout of the tournament. (And I'm not sure Mitoryu could have beaten Meisei in the playoffs.  Meisei looked pretty strong this tournament.)

I'm going to cheat, and say that I'd rather have a seven-way playoff, won by the J14w rikishi. :-)

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On 02/08/2020 at 13:48, Tigerboy1966 said:

His pre-sumo name is Davaaninj Ariunaa, which is about as Mongolian as "Paddy O'Riley" is Irish. Somehow they got him registered with a Japanese hometown, but he's definitely Mongolian.

   

So, the humorous aside is: I think that's him in the background of my profile shot!

And, I've posted a video of him doing asageiko in January, with Hokaho and Ishiura doing shiko and watching. Is that him? If so, I have 3 or 4 more videos I can post if you're interested.

 

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25 minutes ago, Kaminariyuki said:

So, the humorous aside is: I think that's him in the background of my profile shot!

And, I've posted a video of him doing asageiko in January, with Hokaho and Ishiura doing shiko and watching. Is that him? If so, I have 3 or 4 more videos I can post if you're interested.

 

I would enjoy seeing those videos, Kaminariyuki.  It DOES look like him.

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Took a look at the keiko clip---he sure beat those low rankers easily enough, would've been interesting to see him vs someone more like Hokaho. I notice that Toma seems to have slimmed down, though didn't help him this basho!

And that poor guy who had to lose to Enho about 20 times in a row (Laughing...)

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Thanks very much for the feedback Amamaniac. Much appreciated. As far as photos, I thought it better to let nissansports.com do the photogrraphy. I loved their daily photo essays and looked forward to them every day. 

As far as  fonts and color, if you look below the July Basho, you will see the reports I did for the March Basho, in which I used color and fonts generously. However, I found that I am not very skilled in formatting blogs on blogger, and was spending more time fixing formatting than actually blogging. :-)

I also used color and fonting on the Banzuke piece I uploaded in April. 

Blogger has now put out a "new version", which is difficult to get used to, but has more  powerful features than the old one. I will experiment with your suggestions for the next Basho.

And by the way, for those who are not already aware of Chris Sumo Youtube, I have added links to his post-basho commentary. I find his stuff indispensable for a new fan like me, 

https://jbssumo.blogspot.com/2020/03/results-from-haru-spring-2020.html

 

Again, many thanks for your input.

 

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Terunofuji's virtual press conference, life stories, and so on.

 

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On 02/08/2020 at 09:12, RabidJohn said:

Very unusual to see 3 double digit scores in lower sanyaku, isn't it? Daieisho has forced a sekiwake promotion (I believe), and Okinoumi's 9-6 is a career high KK too.

By the way, this is Okinoumi's first San'yaku KK at the age of 35. To be honest, he has looked capable of that for a long time, but he has also seemed to be happy to just get by. Since posting 8 back-to-back wins in September 2019 he has appeared more confident and more determined to get wins. It is good that does not give up so quickly anymore. If only he had made that change a lot earlier. 

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44 minutes ago, shumitto said:

By the way, this is Okinoumi's first San'yaku KK at the age of 35. To be honest, he has looked capable of that for a long time, but he has also seemed to be happy to just get by. Since posting 8 back-to-back wins in September 2019 he has appeared more confident and more determined to get wins. It is good that does not give up so quickly anymore. If only he had made that change a lot earlier. 

Okinoumi is one of a number of rikishi who appears to have everything he needs, but fails to deliver. Ikioi is another one that springs to mind. There's late blooming, like Tamawashi, but I believe 35 is leaving it far too late.

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11 hours ago, shumitto said:

By the way, this is Okinoumi's first San'yaku KK at the age of 35. To be honest, he has looked capable of that for a long time, but he has also seemed to be happy to just get by. Since posting 8 back-to-back wins in September 2019 he has appeared more confident and more determined to get wins. It is good that does not give up so quickly anymore. If only he had made that change a lot earlier. 

 

11 hours ago, RabidJohn said:

Okinoumi is one of a number of rikishi who appears to have everything he needs, but fails to deliver. Ikioi is another one that springs to mind. There's late blooming, like Tamawashi, but I believe 35 is leaving it far too late.

I wonder if it's anything to do with the emergence of Hokutofuji? Having a joi/sanyaku level heya-mate must be helpful, look at Kisenosato/Takayasu's shared rise and fall.

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On 03/08/2020 at 20:35, Akinomaki said:

They are really fast at Mainichi: the mini yusho portrait can already be ordered. The photo shoot in the studio will be sometime in August, the ordered portraits will be delivered starting mid September.

Terunofuji's yusho portrait is ready

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photo shoot on Aug. 12th

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In case you didn't see this link:

http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/topic/40040-top-10-sumo-records-july-2020/?do=findComment&comment=418587

Our top 10 updates for July 2020

- Terunofuji wins his second yusho and is now in an 11 way tie for 6th place for most yusho won by rikishi who did not make yokozuna. Mitakeumi is also in this list
- Terunofuji at M17E is in sole 3rd place for lowest yusho winner. He is also the third wrestler to win in the "makujiri" position or last place on the makuuchi banzuke, following Takatoriki and the Tokushoryu (who won on the west side and shares 1st place with Dewaminato)
- Terunofuji's 2nd yusho came 30 basho after his first yusho, this puts him in 2nd place on that particular list
- Hakuho extended the all time career wins record to 1170
- Kotoshogiku is now at 825 career wins, now 35 behind 10th place Terao. If the Geek can hold out until next year he will probably pass the Iron Man in Haru 2021 if the next four basho are actually held
- Hakuho extends the all time makuuchi wins record to 1076
- Kotoshogiku got to 716 makuuchi wins for July 2020. On the way he passed ex-rivals Harumafuji (712) and Kisenosato (714) and is now in 6th place. He is now 30 wins behind Taiho
- Hokuseiho is on a 7 win streak to start his career in pro sumo
- Hakuho extends the yokozuna wins record to 882
- Kotoshogiku now has 1321 makuuchi bouts while maintaining 6th place. Above him is Terao at 1378 bouts
- Hakuho now has 1265 makuuchi bouts, putting him in 8th place now after having passed Kotonowaka the elder
- Current sumo iron man Tamawashi enters the ever evasive most consecutive career bouts list with 1271 consecutive bouts, passing Ozutsu (1267) and securing 9th place. Above him is Hidanohana at 1297 consecutive bouts. Tamawashi has not missed a bout to date
- Hakuho gets to 1002 bouts as yokozuna, extending the record
- Kakuryu's one bout this basho puts him 372 bouts as yokozuna. Above him is 10th place Harumafuji at 388. Remains to be seen if he can pass Ama this year
- Hakuho was ranked in makuuchi for his 96th basho, maintaining 5th. Barring an immediate retirement, he will tie Aminishiki and Takamiyama in Aki for 3rd place
- Kotoshogiku was ranked in makuuchi for his 91st basho, tying Akinoshima for 8th place. Next basho he will go into sole 7th place
- Hakuho was ranked as yokozuna for his 77th basho, extending the record
- Kakuryu was ranked as yokozuna for his 37th basho, raising the bar for 10th place on the list. Above him is 9th place Asashoryu with 42 basho
- Hakuho was ranked as a sekitori for his 98th basho, tying him with Chiyonofuji and Takekaze for 9th place. Next basho he will tie Mitoizumi
- Hanakaze was ranked on the banzuke for his 205th basho, extending the all time record. He is the last active wrestler from the Showa era. He will also step on the dohyo in Aki having turned 50 years old
- Tenichi and Terunosato were ranked on the banzuke for their 163rd basho, which puts them at 5th place
- Fujinokaze was ranked on the banzuke for his 161st basho, putting him in 7th place all time
- Itakozukura and Gorikiyama were ranked on the banzuke for their 157th basho. This ties them with Oshio for 10th place all time
- Endo got his 7th kinboshi with the day 1 win over Kakuryu. He is two away from entering 10th place of the all time list
- Kakuryu had a kinboshi loss for the 33rd time, this ties him with Tochinoumi for 8th place
- Asanoyama becomes the first sandanme tsukedashi wrestler to be promoted to ozeki after 25 basho
- Terunofuji breaks the record for lowest demotion to makuuchi return, becoming the first makuuchi rikishi to have climbed all the way back from jonidan. The record is now jonidan 48W. Can Ura do the same?
- Kotoshogiku wrestled in his 20th post ozeki basho. This ties him with Wakahaguro and Kirishima for 5th place
- Terunofuji wrestled in his 16th post ozeki basho, maintaining 9th place. Next basho he will tie Daiju at 17 basho

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