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Rikishi Status - 2021 Hatsu Basho

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Five rikishi tested positive in the Kyokai-wide (878 people in total) PCR tests administered this week, among them sekitori Chiyoshoma and Chiyootori. Two lower division rikishi from Kokonoe-beya and one from Tomozuna-beya were also positive, and so those two heya join Miyagino and Arashio on the sidelines for this basho.

All oyakata from the affected heya are also kyujo from their duties this basho, including Kokonoe, Tomozuna and Tamagaki (from Tomozuna) who serve as shimpan. It looks like Kumegawa (ex-Kotoinazuma), Fujigane (ex-Daizen) and Wakafuji (ex-Otsukasa) are the replacements, at least for the start of the basho.

Because of the numbers involved I decided to list the four enforced kyujo heya separately, and have included the gyoji and tokoyama who are also absent in those lists.


Firstly, these are the "regular" (i.e, non-pandemic related) absentees:

Yokozuna Kakuryu

Ms10w Yuma
Ms16e Abi
Ms31w Toyohibiki
Ms38w Ichiki

Sd8e Tsuyukusa
Sd9e Sadanoryu
Sd23e Shishi
Sd31w Joyuriki
Sd36w Kamitani
Sd73w Kagamio
Sd75w Tomisakae
Sd76w Mifuneyama
Sd84w Kaishinmaru
Sd95w Tomokaze
Sd98w Inoue

Jd5w Oisato
Jd20e Kotokantetsu
Jd29e Ishizaka
Jd30e Onoyama
Jd38e Etsunohana
Jd39w Yutakanami
Jd80w Hisanotora
Jd85w Shori
Jd91w Kotootomo

Jk2e Kokuryunami
Jk16w Sawanofuji
Jk22w Takano
Jk23w Tamanowaka
Jk24e Andozakura
Jk24w Kirinoryu
Jk26w Onofuji


Arashio-beya:

M2w Wakatakakage
J5e Wakamotoharu
Ms3e Kotokuzan
Ms21w Wakatakamoto
Sd40w Hidano
Sd44e Kanryu
Sd74w Tsunekawa
Jd51w Watatani
Jd82w Tanji
Jd95e Hirose
Gyoji: Shikimori Kazuki
Tokoyama: Tokojin, Tokomitsu


Miyagino-beya:

Yokozuna Hakuho
J1e Ishiura
J3e Enho
Ms9e Hokaho
Ms15w Hokuseiho
Sd14e Onokura
Sd60e Tokimaru
Sd74e Kenyu
Sd99w Chura
Jd3w Senho
Jd4w Ishii
Jd5e Toma
Jd16e Kiryu
Jd31e Umizaru
Jd35e Kurokage
Jd102w Takemaru
Gyoji: Shikimori Seisuke
Tokoyama: Tokoshun


Kokonoe-beya:

M9e Chiyonokuni
M11e Chiyotairyu
M13w Chiyoshoma
J2e Chiyomaru
J2w Chiyonoo
J5w Chiyootori
J11e Chiyonoumi
Ms10e Chiyoarashi
Ms16w Chiyosakae
Ms44e Chiyonokatsu
Ms46e Chiyodaigo
Sd10w Chiyoraizan
Sd24e Chiyooga
Sd55e Chiyotenfu
Sd66w Chiyotora
Sd85w Chiyotaiho
Sd86w Chiyohokkai
Jd41w Chiyotaiyo
Jd51e Chiyotaiko
Jd65w Chiyoresshi
Jd74e Chiyotsurugi
Jd79w Chiyoyamato
Jd81e Chiyosenshi
Jd89e Chiyokozan
Jd89w Chiyooume
Jd93w Chiyotaisei
Jk19e Chiyotensho
Gyoji: Kimura Ryunosuke
Tokoyama: Tokotake, Tokokyu


Tomozuna-beya:

M16e Kaisei
J4w Kyokushuho
J7e Kyokutaisei
Ms35e Kainoryu
Ms42w Asahisho    
Ms50e Kaiho
Sd20e Kasugaryu
Sd21e Kainishiki
Jd1e Kyokuhozan
Jd57e Kyokutenryo
Jd71w Kainowaka
Jd107e Asahimaru
Gyoji: Shikimori Tomokazu, Shikimori Tomotaro
Tokoyama: Tokoyuki


Separately, Minato-beya Makuuchi gyoji Kimura Motoki had his own encounter with COVID and is also kyujo.

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Holy crap. Just looking at the 4 heya alone is just.... holy mother of god. 

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One rikishi enters and three withdraw ahead of Day 3.


Entering:

Sd23e Shishi


Withdrawing:

Sd4w Masunoyama

Jd52w Ogitora (fusenpai Day 1)

Jk12e Kaihiryu


Isenoumi-beya's Narutaki reportedly twisted his right ankle in his bout today and had to be taken away in the wheelchair, but for now at least he stays in the basho. We'll see if he shows up on Day 4.

Shikihide-beya reports that banzuke-gai Sawaisamu is set to take part in maezumo tomorrow. At the age of 43 years, 11 months, 5 days he will surpass Hokutoryu's record as the oldest maezumo participant by just over five months.

Toyohibiki is kyujo from the basho because he had knee surgery in mid-December.

 

I was pleased to see Hatooka's name not on the kyujo list this basho - he is back in action now after rupturing the patellar tendon in his right knee a year ago, a day after getting kachi-koshi at his highest rank in Makushita. He was serving as a tsukebito to Tokushoryu, who won his famous Makujiri yusho that basho, but Hatooka had to watch it on a tablet from his hospital bed.

Now ranked Jonidan 57, he defeated Kakutaiki today to make the first step towards fulfilling the promise he made to his mother, who sadly died in April last year - to become a sekitori and be able to wear an oichomage.

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I’m really glad to see Shishi back. I was wondering why he was out the last two days. 

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Lots of action ahead of Day 5, with three rikishi entering or returning to the basho, and five withdrawing.

Entering/Returning:

Ms38w Ichiki (entry)

Jd52w Ogitora (returning - withdrew after an opening day fusenpai)

Jk16w Sawanofuji (entry)

 

Withdrawing:

Ms51w Tatsukaze (fusenpai Day 4)

Sd18e Nabatame

Sd48w Kotonoumi

Sd72e Ryuki (fusenpai Day 4)

Jd56w Kakutaiki

 

On 11/01/2021 at 15:17, Yubinhaad said:

Isenoumi-beya's Narutaki reportedly twisted his right ankle in his bout today and had to be taken away in the wheelchair, but for now at least he stays in the basho. We'll see if he shows up on Day 4.


Pleased to see that Narutaki not only showed up for his bout today, but also won it.

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There was one kyujo ahead of Day 7 that I forgot to post:

Jd42e Kotonagahama (fusenpai Day 6)

 

And four more rikishi have withdrawn ahead of Day 9:

Sd32e Genkaiho - first kyujo of his career after 690 consecutive bouts

Jd19e Kenho (fusenpai Day 7)

Jd22w Oshozan

Jd95w Akiyama

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I am seeing reports on a social media site that Takakeisho has withdrawn from the tournament. Can anyone confirm this?

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4 minutes ago, Kishinoyama said:

I am seeing reports on a social media site that Takakeisho has withdrawn from the tournament. Can anyone confirm this?

A few news reports, but nothing from the NSK that I've seen. Seems legit though.

https://www.asahi.com/articles/ASP1M315XP1LUTQP01L.html

https://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2021/01/19/kiji/20210119s00005000187000c.html

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Yep, he's out with a left ankle injury. He'll go from a Tsuna run this basho to kadoban next basho. 

The ankle injury reason makes sense, as he clearly wasn't able to use his legs and move forward like he usually does.

Hopefully he'll heal up and get back to doing Takakeisho things next basho. 

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9 minutes ago, WAKATAKE said:

17th sekitori to be kyujo for the basho, which is a post war record.

Let's hope the record stands at 17 and we don't lose anymore.

I think this Takakeisho kyujo will surprise absolutely no one. 

 

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18 minutes ago, Shinobi Steve said:

I think this Takakeisho kyujo will surprise absolutely no one. 

 

I was expecting him to go kyujo after Day 3.

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12 minutes ago, specialweek 2 said:

So when were 16 absent before? Or do they mean breaking this basho record?

Probably around the time there were 50+ people in makuuchi and 36 people in Juryo

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Five more rikishi in the lower divisions have withdrawn ahead of Day 11:

Ms36w Hananofuji - highest career rank

Sd24w Watanabe - highest career rank

Sd52w Kotosusumu (fusenpai Day 9, after four straight losses)

Jd2w Yuriki

Jk8w Numano

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Two late entries and a quick return, plus one more withdrawal ahead of the final round of lower division action.


Entering/Returning:

Jd2w Yuriki (returning - withdrew on Day 11)

Jk22w Takano (entry - fights Shonanzakura on Day 12)

Jk23w Tamanowaka (entry, no bout set yet - could fight Higohikari whose schedule is a bit off-kilter)


Withdrawing:

Jd43w Bushi (fusenpai Day 12, earlier had a fusensho on Day 6)

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Nikkan reporting that Churanoumi withdrawing on day 14, making this 18 kyujo sekitori and extending the post war record. Apparently he was injured in his match against Takagenji and had to be helped to the back.

NSK has yet to report this on their website.

https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202101230000212.html

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Press reporting that Churanoumi is kyujo from Day 14. He had a hard fall from the dohyo in his loss yesterday.

Shin-Juryo Tohakuryu will get a fusensho and kachi-koshi as a result.

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Hope to hear a health update about Churanoumi, his fall off the dohyo would have been serious on its own, but he also hit his head on Hakuyozan's knee after a big slap from Takagenji.

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He looked concussed on his walk back from the dohyo. I'm happy he went kyujo.

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Wow, J13e Ikioi is out of the final day, which hands a fusensho and the Juryo yusho to Tsurugisho!

First kyujo of Ikioi's career, after 1090 consecutive bouts.

A fractured metacarpal bone in the left thumb is reported in one article.

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