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I think there's a quota for Ozeki wins per basho at around 23. And with Mitakeumi out early the other two had to make most of it by themselves this time.

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Ichi yusho (Zabutonflying...) (Yushowinner...) (Clappingwildly...)

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Ichinojo yusho! Who bet on that? 

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Eight years on from the best makuuchi debut in modern sumo history, Ichinojo finally gets his yusho.

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Takakeisho performed so much as if there never were any injury troubles, the guy on the PA got confused and declared Terunofuji the winner just because he didn't trust his own eyes. 

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Congratulations to Ichinojo on a good yusho. He beat the solo yokozuna and two ozeki, in addition to beating both komusubi and both sekiwake. A good performance indeed!

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A weird Basho, but with my favourite rikishi winning it, I won't say anything negative about it anymore

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Either Takakeishō took a lot of inspiration from Shōdai's bout yesterday, or there is something wrong with Terunofuji's balance. That's the second time in two days the yokozuna has been caught bent over double out of the tachiai and been made to pay for it.

Pity Ura couldn't win earlier to force a playoff with triple 11-4 records. A never-ending tomoesen feels like the most fitting ending to this utter mess of a basho. But nonetheless, congratulations to Ichinojō and I hope that means his injury woes are mostly behind him.

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Takakeisho looked like his old self this basho. I'm sure he's going to rue yesterday's loss. 

And Ichinojo looked very much like the kaibutsu he was during his Makuuchi debut, finally fulfilling his promise. 

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Just now, Kaninoyama said:

Takakeisho looked like his old self this basho. I'm sure he's going to rue yesterday's loss. 

And Ichinojo looked very much like the kaibutsu he was during his Makuuchi debut, finally fulfilling his promise. 

whenever he looks like his old self, he seemingly always has some crappy injury that puts him back to Kadoban smh. 

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Ichinojo! His hiramaku yusho now makes this five consecutive calendar years with a hiramaku yusho since Tochinoshin started the trend in 2018

- 2018 Tochinoshin
- 2019 Asanoyama
- 2020 Tokushoryu, Terunofuji
- 2021 Daieisho
- 2022 Ichinojo

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6 minutes ago, WAKATAKE said:

Ichinojo! His hiramaku yusho now makes this five consecutive calendar years with a hiramaku yusho since Tochinoshin started the trend in 2018

- 2018 Tochinoshin
- 2019 Asanoyama
- 2020 Tokushoryu, Terunofuji
- 2021 Daieisho
- 2022 Ichinojo

Good observation! Not sure the feat of two different M17s winning a yusho in one calendar year will ever be repeated.

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Michinoku struggled a bit with the cup presentation, I thought they couldn't decide who should present the prime minister's cup, but then a government official did it, really rare in recent times and a bit astonishing for a basho in this situation

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There's an awful load of laughs coming out this early in the yūshō interview. I'm intrigued to know what was actually said, and whether Ichinojō's awkwardness from being put on the spot has anything got to do with it.

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2 minutes ago, Akinomaki said:

but then a government official did it, really rare in recent times and a bit astonishing for a basho in this situation

Against the backdrop of Kishida announcing a relaxation in restrictions in spite of a surge in (admittedly less severe) cases, perhaps not that surprising. It might mean we might see a substantial change in COVID measures after this basho, especially as it doesn't seem that the jungyō will be cancelled.

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7 minutes ago, Seiyashi said:

There's an awful load of laughs coming out this early in the yūshō interview. I'm intrigued to know what was actually said, and whether Ichinojō's awkwardness from being put on the spot has anything got to do with it.

That's pretty much it. His Japanese isn't the greatest and I doubt he'd ever win a public speaking contest even in his own language. Plus I'm sure he's more nervous doing the interview than sumoing with a yusho on the line. 

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7 minutes ago, Kaninoyama said:

That's pretty much it. His Japanese isn't the greatest and I doubt he'd ever win a public speaking contest even in his own language. Plus I'm sure he's more nervous doing the interview than sumoing with a yusho on the line. 

Yeah, I noticed from the moment he opened his mouth for the interview that his accent seemed much thicker than usual for some reason.

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8 minutes ago, Kaninoyama said:

That's pretty much it. His Japanese isn't the greatest and I doubt he'd ever win a public speaking contest even in his own language. Plus I'm sure he's more nervous doing the interview than sumoing with a yusho on the line. 

His expression towards the end of the interview was very much "Can I go now, sir?"

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3 minutes ago, Seiyashi said:

Yeah, I noticed from the moment he opened his mouth for the interview that his accent seemed much thicker than usual for some reason.

Personal experience from every time I must give a public speech in English: a thick accent betrays nervousness and emotion in general.

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After a long question he said "could you please repeat that", to the shortened question if he thought he'd get a yusho after all this time in sumo he replied, "I thought that."

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Damn, I timed my journey home for the worst time and missed the whole finale. Pleased to see Ichi took the yusho. His previous 13-2 and 14-1 JY’s would have won him the cup more often than not, so to have lost out a third time would have been cruel.

Also, good to see Shodai make 10 wins meaning both surviving Ozeki made double digits. 

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On 10/07/2022 at 10:45, Shinobi Steve said:

I know it’s only day 1, but looks like this is the end for Ozeki Shodai. 

Well, this didn’t age well.

Congratulations to Ichinojo. Despite Covid trying to wreak havoc, this was a very fun tournament. 

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54 minutes ago, WAKATAKE said:

Ichinojo! His hiramaku yusho now makes this five consecutive calendar years with a hiramaku yusho since Tochinoshin started the trend in 2018

- 2018 Tochinoshin
- 2019 Asanoyama
- 2020 Tokushoryu, Terunofuji
- 2021 Daieisho
- 2022 Ichinojo

Chances aren´t bad Asanoyama will continue that newfound tradition in 2023...

ETA: Haru 

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1 minute ago, Shinobi Steve said:

Well, this didn’t age well.

Congratulations to Ichinojo. Despite Covid trying to wreak havoc, this was a very fun tournament. 

Don't feel bad. Shodai made fools of us all. And I'm happy for him that he did. 

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