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Rikishi Status - 2020 Aki Basho

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Just now, serge_gva said:

It leaves you wondering, because with the Covid, tournaments are less frequent, whereas it was often thought that exhibition tournaments, in particular, encouraged injuries by multiplying the fights...

Nah, it's not sufficient to say just because there's no jungyo but as much kyujo. There's two major confounding factors - 1) an older generation of rikishi who can't help but to go kyujo because the burden of injuries is too much; and 2) a more enlightened generation of oyakata who are placing more importance on the health of their deshi. Chiganoura and Michinoku are good examples of that, even where it would result in temporary harm to their standings - Chiganoura barred Takakeisho from competing last year even if it meant he would lose his ozeki rank. So just because people are going kyujo more often doesn't necessarily mean it's a bad thing. The rate of kyujo might be going up, sure, but you can't say it's because of no jungyo.

Besides, the jungyo fallacy doesn't shake out where rikishi arguably train as hard outside of jungyo. They generally complain of lower quality rest, it is true, and less downtime to recover from injuries, but they can get injured as severely, if not almost as frequently, during regular training - see Ishiura.

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18 hours ago, Yubinhaad said:

Jk21w Daigonishiki - fights 0-6 Hattorizakura on Day 13 for the second consecutive basho

Jk26e Chiyotaiko


Daigonishiki of course won that bout with a kimedashi. Takasago-beya will be needing a new chanko-ban as well as having a new shisho soon; it reports that Daigonishiki is retiring after a 25-year career and has a job waiting for him in Gifu prefecture, at a company run by an acquaintance of the current shisho. (Sadgoodbyes...)

Meanwhile, Chiyotaiko gets the chance to hand Hattorizakura yet another loss and a record-extending third 0-8 result on Day 14.

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8 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

13 sekitori with kyujo days at a basho is 4th most, next to the 14 at Nagoya 2010 etc., most is 16 at Nagoya 2002, with the koushou system still in place. http://www.jiji.com/jc/article?k=2020092500897&g=spo

I was just about to ask that thanks. what's the record for re-entries? we've had quite a few of those this time too.

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