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6 hours ago, Seiyashi said:

Does Takakeisho always look that discomfited dismounting the dohyo from the dohyo-iri? He looked like he was wincing every other step, or had had something in his eye.

I noticed the same thing.  I wouldn't be surprised if he has picked up an injury in one of his falls from the ring in recent bouts (my guess is the bout versus Hoshoryu on Day 9)...

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26 minutes ago, Amamaniac said:

I noticed the same thing.  I wouldn't be surprised if he has picked up an injury in one of his falls from the ring in recent bouts (my guess is the bout versus Hoshoryu on Day 9)...

And yet there was apparently a positive effect on his sumo, given his increasingly energetic dispatching of Endo today.

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Just now, Seiyashi said:

And yet there was apparently a positive effect on his sumo, given his increasingly energetic dispatching of Endo today.

That leaves the "something in his eye" theory... (Thinkingindepth...)

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Weird how there are seven guys in the joi within a loss of makekoshi (4-7).

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Just wanted to tap into the Forum for views (hopefully educated ones) as to Terunofuji's bent right middle finger.  It is particularly noticeable during his dohyoiri (never noticed it prior to September of this year, but then he wasn't a Yokozuna prior to that).

Many wrestlers tape their fingers/thumbs, and for good reason.  No doubt, finger injuries happen quite regularly in sumo.  It is quite likely, therefore, that Terunofuji's bent finger is evidence of a prior injury – one that I don't recall being reported.  What puzzles me is that for all the wrestlers in the sport, I can't seem to spot another wrestler with the same bent finger condition.  Kakuryu broke a finger a couple of years back, but his finger doesn't seem to have become disformed.  

Any thoughts on the nature of injury that would leave a finger bent the way Terunofuji's finger is?

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6 minutes ago, Amamaniac said:

Just wanted to tap into the Forum for views (hopefully educated ones) as to Terunofuji's bent right middle finger.  It is particularly noticeable during his dohyoiri (never noticed it prior to September of this year, but then he wasn't a Yokozuna prior to that).

Many wrestlers tape their fingers/thumbs, and for good reason.  No doubt, finger injuries happen quite regularly in sumo.  It is quite likely, therefore, that Terunofuji's bent finger is evidence of a prior injury – one that I don't recall being reported.  What puzzles me is that for all the wrestlers in the sport, I can't seem to spot another wrestler with the same bent finger condition.  Kakuryu broke a finger a couple of years back, but his finger doesn't seem to have become disformed.  

Any thoughts on the nature of injury that would leave a finger bent the way Terunofuji's finger is?

For everyone else: screencap as such:

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Just saw Kintasama's video digest, and it would appear that former Ozeki Goeido appeared on NHK's broadcast.  That surprises me given the fact that on Nov 18, he was reported to have contracted Covid.  Six days later, he's in the studio!  (OK, he's wearing a mask, but when Hokuseiho got Covid, he and the rest of the stable – infected or not – were banned from participating in the whole September Tournament as per NSK's guidelines).  I call foul!  That is a double standard IMHO.

Thank you Seiyashi for digging up the news article that clarifies the situation.  In fact, there was no double standard involved. (Blushing...)

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1 hour ago, Eikokurai said:

Weird how there are seven guys in the joi within a loss of makekoshi (4-7).

It's almost as if they had schedules that forced them to face all of the top Sanyaku guys, in a basho in which all of Sanyaku was healthy.

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50 minutes ago, Amamaniac said:

Just saw Kintasama's video digest, and it would appear that former Ozeki Goeido appeared on NHK's broadcast.  That surprises me given the fact that on Nov 18, he was reported to have contracted Covid.  Six days later, he's in the studio!  (OK, he's wearing a mask, but when Hokuseiho got Covid, he and the rest of the stable – infected or not – were banned from participating in the whole September Tournament as per NSK's guidelines).  I call foul!  That is a double standard IMHO.

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/8f6f8e22a0ffba0bdf820542bb14236f17e72273

If you are talking about that Nikkan Sports article, I think he was just interviewed on the backlog of danpatsushiki caused by COVID-19. The article makes no mention of he himself being infected.

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Inside scoop is that he faked an illness to avoid shimpan duties so that Shohozan couldn't tackle him on the sidelines. 

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I thought Ichinojo was going to job for Terunofuji there but glad to see he actually took the fight to him today

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9 hours ago, Hakuryuho said:

Man Hiradoumi is awesome, dude's made up of 100% fighting spirit!
My favourite Juryo rikishi now

First meeting between Kitanowaka and Hiradoumi, both born in 2000, and a great tussle it was. I suspect that we will see these two meet again.

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Terunofuji vs Ichinojo was fun to watch. Terunofuji may well be on road for a Zensho Yusho, he looks unbeatable. Abi gets the next eliminator, but then he will be facing the Sanyaku I assume. 

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6 hours ago, Sue said:

It's almost as if they had schedules that forced them to face all of the top Sanyaku guys, in a basho in which all of Sanyaku was healthy.

Still notable that so many have the exact same record. This isn’t the first basho with a healthy sanyaku in all of sumo history!

A quick db query shows this is only the sixth time, and first in more than five years, that seven guys in the ranks Sekiwake through to M5 have 4-7 after 11 days, so this is an unusually high number.

http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Query_bout.aspx?show_form=0&group_by=basho&day=11&m=on&rank1=S-M5&wins1=4

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If Takakeisho and Terunofuji end up in another playoff, that'll be kinda awesome. 

Edit: Like, it's already happened several times. And if it becomes their 'thing' I'd be totally okay with that. 

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18 minutes ago, Eikokurai said:

Still notable that so many have the exact same record. This isn’t the first basho with a healthy sanyaku in all of sumo history!

I has happened before, but it is rare.

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So after 11 days of sumo, there are only two wrestlers left in the Makushita Division with perfect records: 

Chiyonoumi Ms33e and Ryuden Ms47w

Bit of a gap in the rankings (not too big, mind), but I would definitely not be surprised if the torikumi team pits these two in their final regulation bout of the tournament, thereby avoiding all need for a playoff in that division.  And if these two do end up going head-to-head, the odds-on favourite has to be Ryuden!

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1 hour ago, Amamaniac said:

So after 11 days of sumo, there are only two wrestlers left in the Makushita Division with perfect records: 

Chiyonoumi Ms33e and Ryuden Ms47w

Bit of a gap in the rankings (not too big, mind), but I would definitely not be surprised if the torikumi team pits these two in their final regulation bout of the tournament, thereby avoiding all need for a playoff in that division.  And if these two do end up going head-to-head, the odds-on favourite has to be Ryuden!

Pairing them on day 13 is pretty much guaranteed, no?

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1 hour ago, Reonito said:

I has happened before, but it is rare.

There's 8 there if you count Terunofuji despite being an Ozeki then.  I suppose his schedule would have been a bit different, but he's still facing the same guys.

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1 hour ago, Amamaniac said:

there are only two wrestlers left in the Makushita Division with perfect records: 

Chiyonoumi Ms33e and Ryuden Ms47w

Bit of a gap in the ranking (not too big, mind)

That's a TINY gap in the rankings for 6-0 rikishi.  I don't see how your words are meant to imply that it's small rather than large.  Chiyonoumi is ranked really low for the highest ranked 6-0 in Ms.

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4 minutes ago, Gurowake said:

There's 8 there if you count Terunofuji despite being an Ozeki then.  I suppose his schedule would have been a bit different, but he's still facing the same guys.

Right, "the joi" is nebulous enough that one can pick different rank ranges to include.

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Had a chuckle when Wakatakakage's henka made the bout shorter than the time it actually takes to pronounce his name. 

Also, was good to see ex-Takamisakari clicking his stopwatch today.

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59 minutes ago, Gurowake said:

That's a TINY gap in the rankings for 6-0 rikishi.  I don't see how your words are meant to imply that it's small rather than large.  Chiyonoumi is ranked really low for the highest ranked 6-0 in Ms.

Pairing the last two 6-0's is pretty much an every basho sort of thing, and just two basho ago we had Ms2 vs Ms56.

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Given that Shodai will not face one of them, we are obviously headed towards Terunofuji vs Takakeisho for the musubi-no-ichiban on senshuraku

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Kyushu Basho (November) Links and Statistics Blog--Day 11--results, standings, videos, photos, match articles, kimarite statistics, time of match statistics, Kachi-koshi/Make-Koshi, Top Rank Performance, Maegashira v san'yaku, and more. Link to a great Juryo match between Midorifuji and Tsurugishu

Day 11-Kyusho (November Basho) Day 11 Blog Post

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