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I kinda wish they made a movie about this. The story is incredible. In all my life watching different kinds of sports, with the understanding of how hard it is in sumo to regain back an ozeki rank, especially after going back as low as he did and with such a bad injury, it’s just crazy to think he came back all the way to Yokozuna. 
 

maybe the movie can take some creative liberties on the dump truck that ran him over on day 15 in July tho 

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Ya, it's a very movie deserving story, and yes perhaps day 15 could've gone a bit better (Laughing...)

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55 minutes ago, Katooshu said:

Ya, it's a very movie deserving story, and yes perhaps day 15 could've gone a bit better (Laughing...)

It will in the movie.

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1 hour ago, nagora said:

It will in the movie.

In the movie the yobidashi will come out after the trophy presentation, when all the punters have left to deconsecrate the dohyo and Hakuho will come back down the tunnel and say 'not yet' and then him and teru will have a rematch, purely for themselves.....

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1 hour ago, Mightyduck said:

In the movie the yobidashi will come out after the trophy presentation, when all the punters have left to deconsecrate the dohyo and Hakuho will come back down the tunnel and say 'not yet' and then him and teru will have a rematch, purely for themselves.....

First, Hakuho has to train Terunofuji to win against the scary new rikishi, Rangu Curuberu.  Then they have their grudge match in private.  The movie will be called Haky III.

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I wrote about it before, but just two years ago I sat not five feet away from him during Isegahama-beya's training camp, and he was in such bad shape that he was unable to mount the dohyo to train even once. All he could do for three days is stand around stretching with rubber bands. I believe he was still in Makushita at that point. 

To be where he is just two years later is nothing less than the greatest comeback in sumo history. 

Well deserved. 

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It's probably already been said elsewhere, but he's the first yokozuna since Onokuni in 1987 not to seal his promotion with a yusho. However, such is his performance ever since coming back to makuuchi, that it still sounds like the YDC consider it a no-brainer.

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1 hour ago, yohcun said:

It's probably already been said elsewhere, but he's the first yokozuna since Onokuni in 1987 not to seal his promotion with a yusho. However, such is his performance ever since coming back to makuuchi, that it still sounds like the YDC consider it a no-brainer.

Well, considering the previous two basho were yusho, and he already has four yusho under his belt, he's outdone Onokuni to a sense

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Terunofuji was truly inspiring! 2 consecutive yusho and then going 14-1. He is a deserving Yokozuna.

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Posted (edited)

I haven't checked other sumo forums/social media, is anyone griping about him being promoted without having won the yusho?

Edited by Katooshu

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15 hours ago, Jakusotsu said:

Three months ago I'd have said Akiseyama . . .  (Weeping...)

Genuinely unable to tell if this was meant to be 'Asanoyama' and no-one noticed, or if there's an obvious joke I've completely missed (Thinkingindepth...).

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5 hours ago, Yamanashi said:

First, Hakuho has to train Terunofuji to win against the scary new rikishi, Rangu Curuberu.  Then they have their grudge match in private.  The movie will be called Haky III.

In Haky 4 Aoiyama (Tochi??) kill Hakuho in the ring and Teru changes Heyas to train with Enho and Ishiura to avenge him 

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2 minutes ago, Kuhne said:

In Haky 4 Aoiyama (Tochi??) kill Hakuho in the ring and Teru changes Heyas to train with Enho and Ishiura to avenge him 

Yikes!  I'd better bone up on the Rocky (large Roman numeral) movies!

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1 hour ago, Kuhne said:

In Haky 4 Aoiyama (Tochi??) kill Hakuho in the ring and Teru changes Heyas to train with Enho and Ishiura to avenge him 

Both too old, it'll be a Shishi on the rise.

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Posted (edited)

At the beginning of the movie, a young, disabled, obese Native American girl will start her job as an intern in the NSK's foreign relation department. At first, she is faced with much adversity, but at the end she will have gained the trust of everyone and taught the sumos that ambition and competition is not everything in life. The final scene shows the YDC in tears of joy recommending intai for the whole association. Cut to the Kokugikan doyho, where Ed Sheeran is performing an encouraging song for no apparent reason. End titles.

Edited by yorikiried by fate
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It's very difficult to think of any other sporting comebacks on the same scale, the only one I think that surpasses it - and it made the big screen - was Niki Lauda's return from his horrific 1976 Nurburgring accident.

 

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11 minutes ago, Swami said:

It's very difficult to think of any other sporting comebacks on the same scale, the only one I think that surpasses it - and it made the big screen - was Niki Lauda's return from his horrific 1976 Nurburgring accident.

 

Swami

Lance Armstrong's return from cancer? (Chasedbythefans...)

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1 hour ago, Godango said:

Both too old, it'll be a Shishi on the rise.

I meant because they were the closest I could think who looked like Ivan Drago 

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1 hour ago, Eikokurai said:

Lance Armstrong's return from cancer? (Chasedbythefans...)

Perhaps, but the subsequent tarnishing of his career has probably overshadowed that now.

Swami

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4 minutes ago, Swami said:
1 hour ago, Eikokurai said:

Lance Armstrong's return from cancer? (Chasedbythefans...)

Perhaps, but the subsequent tarnishing of his career has probably overshadowed that now.

Swami

Maybe later we find out Hakuho actually put in a bionic knee, tarnishing his "zensho after 6 basho out" achievement. (Anidea...)

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20 hours ago, Jakusotsu said:

Three months ago I'd have said Akiseyama . . .  (Weeping...)

.... :-( What about now?

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1 hour ago, yorikiried by fate said:

At the beginning of the movie, a young, disabled, obese Native American girl will start her job as an intern in the NSK's foreign relation department. At first, she is faced with much adversity, but at the end she will have gained the trust of everyone and taught the sumos that ambition and competition is not everything in life. The final scene shows the YDC in tears of joy recommending intai for the whole association. Cut to the Kokugikan doyho, where Ed Sheeran is performing an encouraging song for no apparent reason. End titles.

I have had two beers so I will laugh at this.

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59 minutes ago, ArvidMan said:

.... :-( What about now?

I hate to make predictions, especially about the future.

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