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Terunofuji - is it his time to shine?

Terunofuji in 2021  

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  1. 1. What will be Terunofuji's rank on the January 2022 banzuke?

    • Yokozuna
    • Ozeki
    • Sekiwake
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    • Komusubi
    • Joi-jin (M1-M5)
    • Mid-Maegashira (M6-M10)
    • Lower Maegashira
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    • Juryo or below
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    • He won't be ranked on the January 2022 banzuke
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  2. 2. Which of the following statements will apply to Terunofuji in 2021 (Select as many as possible that you think will happen to him).

    • He will win at least one yusho.
    • He will win at least one jun-yusho.
    • He will get promoted to Ozeki.
    • He will go kyujo at least once DURING a basho.
    • He will have at least one Make-Koshi basho (this includes any basho that he is kyujo for from day 1 onwards).
    • He will win at least one kinboshi. (A victory over a Yokozuna whilst ranked BELOW komusubi.)
    • He will win at least one Fighting Spirit Prize.
    • He will win at least one Technique Prize.
    • He will win at least one Outstanding Performance Prize.
    • He will have at least one basho with double digit losses (He actually has to lose 10 times - including fusensho losses - kyujo days do not count).
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    • None of the above.
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  3. 3. How many times will Terunofuji win by Yorikiri in 2021?

    • Never!
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    • 1
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    • 2
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    • 3
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    • 4
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    • 5
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    • 6
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    • 7
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    • 8
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    • 9
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    • 10
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    • 11
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    • 13
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    • 14
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    • 15
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    • 17
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    • 18
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    • 19
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    • 21
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    • 22
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    • 24
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    • 25
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    • 27
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    • 31
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    • 34
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    • 35
    • 36
    • 37
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    • 38
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    • 39
    • 40 or more - say how many in the comments below

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  • Poll closed on 09/01/21 at 23:59

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This is the last annual poll that I will be setting for 2021.

Terunofuji was made an Ozeki back in 2015. He lost his rank through injury in 2017, and then descended all the way down to Jonidan in 2019. Since then, he has rapidly moved up the ranks, and will be ranked at Sekiwake for January 2021. But, how will this year go for him? From strength-to-strength - or might he suffer another injury?

Please expand on your votes in the comments below - this will be used in the case of tie-breakers required at the end of the year to decide the yusho. 

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He either makes Ozeki or his knees fail him again or both. I'll be optimistic and say he makes Ozeki but has to go kyujo for at least part of one basho. One yusho, one jun-yusho.

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Ozeki run began with the November basho. Reaches Ozeki after winning a yusho (playoff rematch with Takakeisho this upcoming March???). Goes kyujo once.

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He will be an Ozeki on the Jan 2022 bansuke. In 2021, he will win at least one yusho, he will be promoted to Ozeki, and will be kyujo at least once during a tournament. He will win by yorkiri 20 times. 

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He'll be ozeki, do most of those things that are good except win a bunch of prizes (because he won't be eligible for long), and 15 yorikiri wins because that's what I clicked.

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He'll do the inevitable and return to ozeki. He'll get one yusho, I think 2 jun-yusho. Will kyujo once for the year. 27 victories by YK

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He completes his Ozeki run during Hatsu,
wins the yusho in March,
goes 8-x-x in May,
goes kyujo halfway thru in Nagoya,
comes back healthy enough to KK in Aki,
in the yusho race in November but falls short (not even jun yusho)

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He will remain extremely dangerous to everyone and will win a yusho, but his knees won't let him solidify a long winning run, so he'll also kyujo a couple of times and will end up a joi regular

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Komusubi, after another return from injury (incurred during a basho, that leads to an MK). But he will get one jun-yusho.

Sixteen yorikiri wins, because that is my favourite number - and it is a feasible amount. 

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I think he will make Ozeki

And get 36 Yorikiri wins

and an injury (after reaching Ozeki I hope), which gives him one MK

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slides down to M6 after several basho at Sekiwake, 25 yorikiri in 5 basho (I am assuming one basho is canceled)

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By far, most of us think that Terunofuji will regain his Ozeki rank in 2021 - with a couple of brave souls predicting that he will make it all the way to Yokozuna! His January basho will certainly help towards those goals.

On the list of questions, we mostly seem to think positively for him. I suppose that he might still win a share ofthe jun-yusho and/or some special prizes in March....

There is a broad spread of the number of yorikiri wins for Terunofuji. In January, over the first 14 days, he won 4 times by yorikiri. By that metric, I suppose that 24 yorikis might be expected?

Let's see at the end of the year who has won this poll's yusho.

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