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Wow. Terutsuyoshi pulls an Endo and takes Tochnoshin down with a double inside deep grip. 

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No fighting spirit left in Abi, Takanosho gets his kantosho easily

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22 hours ago, Adil said:

Interesting comment from Wakanohana: He said that even though there have been some Mongolian yokozuna recently, Terunofuji is the one who does the most "Japanese" style sumo among them. 

I thought the most Japanese style of the Mongolian yokozuna would be Kakuryu with his pull downs and ginger steps.

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22 hours ago, Seiyashi said:

I'm not ruling out the Isegahama Fukuoka Koenkai having dosed the chanko somehow, although you'd think Takarafuji and Terutsuyoshi would be doing better if that's the case. (Laughing...)

And Nishikifuji and Midorifuji as well, maybe those 2 and giving strength to Atamifuji and the makuuchi duo are giving it to Terunofuji.

Even if they did, the trip from Dazaifu Tenmangu to the venue would have reduce the effectiveness .

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Thought Takakeisho had Terunofuji there, but Takakeisho ran out of gas.

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Oh, good, Shohozan won. I had hoped he'd win that final bout at home, especially if we don't see him again.

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Quite frankly pathetic Sumo in the last bout. 

Fighting like they are in round 9 of a boxing match, pure sluggishness.

 

Embodies the current state/quality of Ozumo very well.

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Congratulations to Terunofuji for his first makuuchi zensho. 7th D/J/Y in a row, the 10th from the last 12 basho. Quite impressive.

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18 now for Terunofuji, let's see how far he'll expand his wins in a row

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6 minutes ago, Benihana said:

Do i smell an Ozeki-run?

With other Rikishi I would think so, with Mitakeumi, not so much. 

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15 minutes ago, Hakuryuho said:

Quite frankly pathetic Sumo in the last bout. 

Fighting like they are in round 9 of a boxing match, pure sluggishness.

 

Embodies the current state/quality of Ozumo very well.

I feel like I'm too western when it comes to stuff like that, as I found that to be my match of the day even if it's sloppy af. 

13 minutes ago, Thorbjarn said:

With other Rikishi I would think so, with Mitakeumi, not so much. 

Us Mitakeumi fans can only hope at this point. Only 13 wins to meet the criteria right?

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The was the "I'm happy, yes" with the least smell of any happiness I can think of - Abi when asked about his kanto-sho. Now that he's firm back to makuuchi he'll think about living with his family again.

Terunofuji had a very long interview, he talked sensible and calm, Ura was really happy for his first sansho ever, Takanosho's interview was earlier and not really felt like a sansho interview, he was rather happy about his result and the return to sanyaku.

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So ... zensho for Terunofuji, who becomes the first non-Hakuho man since Goeido in September 2016 to go 15-0.

Both M1s Daieisho and Wakatakakage recover from horrible starts (3-7 and 2-7) to secure final day kachikoshi. Great work from both of those.

Mitakeumi ends 11-4 to give himself an excellent foundation for another attempt at an Ozeki run. Heck, if he manages to yusho in January, this could even by the middle basho, with his 9-6 last time counting as well.

Takakeisho probably needed to win today for this jun-yusho to start a rope run. 12-3 with a loss to Terunofuji is unlikely to cut it.

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The interesting thing about oozumo is that there is always a new fact or statistic that lends significance to the championship win.  In this case, there were plenty of significant statistics, but the fact that caught my attention was that Terunofuji will be turning 30 ... tomorrow (exactly one day after his first zensho yusho).  The fact was broached in the NHK interview.  Terunofuji made light of turning 30, and focused on maintaining his physical ability.

It's sort of like people who have birthdays on December 26.  All the attention is always on Christmas.  I'm sure Teru won't mind.  His 30th birthday is like icing on the zensho yusho cake.

Here's wishing Teru a very happy birthday!  (Holidayfeeling...)

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20 minutes ago, Eikokurai said:

Takakeisho probably needed to win today for this jun-yusho to start a rope run. 12-3 with a loss to Terunofuji is unlikely to cut it.

Not to mention it was a joint jun-yusho with ... Abi.  Has there ever been a rope run based on a joint jun-yusho?  Somehow I doubt it.  

And yes, a 13-2 finish involving a big  upset win over the Yokozuna/yusho winner would have gained him more credit.

 

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51 minutes ago, Amamaniac said:

Not to mention it was a joint jun-yusho with ... Abi.  Has there ever been a rope run based on a joint jun-yusho?  Somehow I doubt it.  

And yes, a 13-2 finish involving a big  upset win over the Yokozuna/yusho winner would have gained him more credit.

 

No idea, tbh, though there may be some leniency there if it were a strong one and the low-ranker’s weaker schedule was accounted for, but in this case Takakeisho lost to Abi too, which did his cause no favours at all.

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Count me in on the "No 'tsuna run" crowd regarding Takakeisho. He had a good tournament, but I think even with a win today there wouldn't have been a run, simply because the Yusho was decided early, in part due to Takakeisho' s losses. 

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20 minutes ago, Thorbjarn said:

Count me in on the "No 'tsuna run" crowd regarding Takakeisho.

On the other hand, Terunofuji is walking on two time bombs. Better to provide a second yokozuna in time before his knees crumble for good.

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In my opinion if Takakeisho was to win the next tournament, I believe that he would be promoted to Yokozuna, depending on his final score. I think a 14-1 or 15-0 would get him promoted to Yokozuna. A 13-2 might be enough. The fact that their is only one Yokozuna and he already has two yusho would work in his favor. Time will tell. 

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Congratulations to Terunofuji on his first zensho. What a year he's had!
And he fought the last match in the same way as he has pretty much throughout the basho: let his aite make their move, counter it and win. 
It's how a master of the craft ought to do it., IMO, so absolutely no complaints from me.

I don't believe a 13-2J (especially a joint J shared with the hiramaku who beat him) will start a tsuna run for Takakeisho, but stringing a few together followed by a win might just do it (as per Kisenosato).

Nobody took any notice yesterday, so I'll say it again. The criteria for promotion to ozeki has been eased slightly in the past when a rikishi has been as consistent a performer in sanyaku as Mitakeumi. Kotoshogiku, Kisenosato and Goeido all got promoted with 32 wins from 3 basho, so I believe Mitakeumi 'only' needs 12 in January.
He's highly unlikely to make it, though, given his track record...

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8 minutes ago, Kishinoyama said:

In my opinion if Takakeisho was to win the next tournament ,I believe that he would be promoted to Yokozuna, depending on his final score. I think a 14-1 or 15-0 would get him promoted to Yokozuna. A 13-2 might be enough. The fact that their is only one Yokozuna and he already has two yusho would work in his favor. Time will tell. 

They could very easily, and not unreasonably, retroactively count this 12-3 in a tsuna-run, but when I spoke above tsuna runs I meant a public comment setting him a target for January. I’m not sure this basho’s record will quite get us there.

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