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A portrait of Oyanagi by Daimon Kinoshita.

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6 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

intai press conference: he told the oyakata before the basho that he's crossed his limits already. He wants to be a trainer from now on

If you don’t mind me elaborating, the Mainichi article covering the press conference specifies that he aspires to become a personal trainer - this career path came into his mind thanks to the various injuries he suffered through the years, leading him to develop a deeper interest in the body’s mechanical functions.
He wishes to apply the knowledge gained around conditioning/injury prevention from his time in Ōzumō to help sportspeople of all distinctions 

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Ex-Yutakayama reported his retirement today to the mayor of Niigata, who also is the head of his local koenkai. He asked him to have a cut at his danpatsushiki, planned for next year. o

As personal trainer he wants to help from outside of the NSK to have another sekitori appear from Niigata

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...and the mayor replied: "Seriously? You can't even afford a proper hairdresser after dawdling away the best time of your life??"

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Today Oyanagi/Yutakayama reported his intai to the regional paper Hokkoku shimbun, which mainly reports about Asanoyama. The danpatsushiki is planned for next June.

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About rival Asanoyama: "Return to ozeki is close, he can aim for yokozuna."

On 06/12/2022 at 18:01, Akinomaki said:

As personal trainer he wants to help from outside of the NSK to have another sekitori appear from Niigata

He'll learn the new trade and wants to open a gym in Tokyo

The other one for Hokkoku shimbun to support is amateur yokozuna Nakamura, the paper has the head office in Ishikawa pref.

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Yutakayama was present at the rikishi-kai held at the Kokugikan today, and shared some interesting tidbits about his life post-Ōzumō as well as future plans - he has already lost 22kg in one month, and plans to lose even more in order to compete in the 2024 Tōkyō marathon. Currently 159kg, he aims for below 100kg - at this rate and with his personal training aspirations in mind, he can get there easily between now and then.

In a bid to keep his knees in good shape, he has taken up walking, which he attributes his weight loss to. “It’s definitely not (as straining on the knees) as suriashi” he cheerfully quipped.

https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202212270001132.html

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