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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Leaderboard after day 8:

Y1e Hakuho 8 - 0

O2e Takayasu 7 - 1

M8e Aoiyama 7 - 1

Y1w Harumafuji 6 - 2

M6w Onosho 6 - 2

M10e Chiyotairyu 6 - 2

M13e Takarafuji 6 - 2

Takayasu and Harumafuji the only ones with a realistic chance of beating Hakuho, but he's still solidly in the driver's seat. Btw, I really like Onosho. Thumbsup
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

New all-time victories leader:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1nxFdHPVU0

They were saying yesterday that he'd gotten this many victories in 98 basho. That means he's AVERAGED almost 11 wins per basho. Pretty amazing.

Or in a little bit better perspective: Harumafuji got his 700th top division win today also. If Harumafuji were to win the next 23 basho undefeated 15-0 everytime and Hakuho not win another bout, at the end of those 23 basho Harumafuji would still be three wins behind Hakuho. Bow
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

39 and counting for Hakuho.

Y1e Hakuho 14 - 1

M8e Aoiyama 13 - 2

M5w Tochiozan 12 - 3

Y1w Harumafuji 11 - 4

M6w Onosho 10 - 5

M10e Chiyotairyu 10 - 5

M10w Shohozan 10 - 5

Might have been a more interesting basho if Harumafuji hadn't stumbled those first two days. Takayasu went 9 - 6 his first time out as ozeki, but with two yokozuna and one ozeki dropping out it could have been worse.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Back in March they were questioning Hakuho's future, now it looks like he might be the only yokozuna competing in September.

Possible elbow surgery for Harumafuji

Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji may require left elbow surgery, a move which would not only rule him out of the summer regional tour beginning this weekend, but also the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in September, his stablemaster said Thursday.

"He has inflammation in his left elbow and can't extend it. Harumafuji is set to miss part of the regional tour but could join up (later on) "depending on how it heals," Isegahama said.

Isegahama, however, also spoke about the possibility of an operation and said Harumafuji "would not make it in time" for the Autumn meet starting on Sept. 10 in Tokyo should he have to go under the knife.

Isegahama was speaking a day after Japan Sumo Association deputy director Tamanoi said three of the four current yokozuna would miss part or all of the summer regional tour.

Kisenosato and Kakuryu are both carrying ankle injuries that forced them to withdraw from the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Harumafuji was the only yokozuna other than title winner Hakuho to compete in all 15 days of the Nagoya basho that wrapped up Sunday.

Kisenosato has now pulled out of two straight grand tournaments. In May, a lingering upper-arm injury forced him out. This month, Kisenosato hurt an ankle while not fully recovered from the arm injury suffered in March. His stable master Tagonoura on Wednesday said fans may be able to see the Japan-born grand champion in action if he is able to speed up his recovery.

"He has to get his body into top shape if he wants to take part in the tour. It all depends on how things go," Tagonoura said.

The summer edition of sumo's regional tour, which includes ring-entering ceremonies, matches and sumo-related exhibitions around a sumo ring, starts in Gifu on Sunday and ends Aug. 27 in Tokyo, the 21st stop.

Isegahama also said Thursday that Mongolian ozeki Terunofuji is expected to sit out the entire tour to focus on getting fit in time for the Autumn meet.

Terunofuji has not recovered as well as expected from left--knee surgery he had after May's Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. He pulled out midway through the Nagoya meet and is currently hospitalized.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Haven't heard anything new about Harumafuji but definitely no show for these two:

Kakuryu and Kisenosato withdraw from Fall basho

Yokozuna Kisenosato and Kakuryu have pulled out of the upcoming Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament due to injuries, their respective stablemasters said Thursday.

The announcement of their withdrawal, which came three days before the start of the meet at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, once again dashed fans' hopes of seeing all four grand champions compete from the start to end of a single basho.

The autumn tournament is the fourth since the top-ranked slots, two each on the east and west sides, were filled at the spring tournament for the first time in 17 years, but in none of the four tournaments have all four yokozuna lasted all 15 days
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Didn't see this coming! On the bright side, this will really shake things up, maybe a rank and filer will come out of nowhere and win this thing.

Hakuho withdraws from Fall basho

Hakuho on Friday pulled out of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament getting under way Sunday due to pain in his left knee, becoming the third yokozuna to withdraw from the meet after Kisenosato and Kakuryu.

Based on official records kept by the Japan Sumo Association since the Showa era (1926-1989), it is the first time for three grand champions to miss the opening day of a tourney.

Harumafuji is now the only yokozuna set to compete on the first day of the 15-day meet at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Boy, they just don't make them like they used to. Two more bite the dust.

Takayasu and Ura withdraw from Fall basho

Ozeki Takayasu withdrew from the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, joining the mounting casualty list of top makuuchi division wrestlers.

The 27-year-old at sumo's second-highest rank injured his right thigh in Monday's loss against komusubi Tamawashi and has decided to pull out of the 15-day meet at Ryogoku Kokugikan, forfeiting his third-day bout against Hokutofuji.

Fourth-ranked maegashira Ura has also withdrawn citing a knee injury as the casualty list that already includes three yokozuna -- Kisenosato, Kakuryu and Hakuho -- lengthens, with Harumafuji as the only grand champion competing.

It is the second time Takayasu has pulled out of a tournament, the first since the 2015 fall basho. His withdrawal leaves him no choice but to try to fight off demotion as a "kadoban" ozeki at the November meet in Fukuoka.

"He was training hard before the basho, so I'm sure he's more disappointed than anyone else," said Takyasu's stablemaster Tagonoura, who also manages Kisenosato.

"I hope this frustration drives him to make himself even stronger and do well in the next tournament."

Ura, 25, aggravated the right knee injury he sustained at the Nagoya tournament in July during his loss to Takakeisho on Monday. He forfeits Tuesday's scheduled bout against Ichinojo.

His stablemaster Kise was not as sympathetic as Tagonoura, saying the wrestler himself is to blame.

"His injury isn't serious enough to have surgery or anything like that. He lacked training and I'm terribly sorry to the fans," Kise said.

"He has to change his attitude and mechanics because he won't be competent doing what he has been doing until now. It's a good learning experience for him."

The last time three yokozuna and an ozeki pulled out from a single tournament was 18 years ago, when yokozuna Takanohana, Wakanohana and Akebono, and ozeki Chiyotaikai withdrew from the spring tourney.

Five wrestlers had pulled out before this meet got under way Sunday -- two maegashira Sadanoumi and Aoiyama, in addition to the yokozuna trio.

The seven absences here are the most at any one tournament in sumo's top flight since the 2005 Nagoya meet, excluding the six who were scratched from the 2010 basho in Nagoya for their involvement in illegal baseball gambling.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Craziest basho ever???

A maegashira 3 in just his third tournament, alone at the top: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOSJ-vFwQaU
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We are now down to one yokozuna and one ozeki.

Terunofuji withdraws from Fall basho

Ozeki Terunofuji withdrew from the ongoing Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, becoming the eighth makuuchi division wrestler to sit out all or part of the 15-day meet in Tokyo as a result of injury.

It is the first time in 99 years for five wrestlers in the two highest ranks -- three yokozuna and two ozeki -- to pull out of a single tournament, the last time being at the summer tournament in 1918.


And with the crap he pulled on days 3 & 4 I really hope Goeido doesn't win this thing.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Over half way and mixing metaphors, it's anybody's ball game.

O1w Goeido 7 - 1

M3e Onosho 7 - 1

M12e Daishomaru 7 - 1

M3w Chiyotairyu 6 - 2

M9e Takanoiwa 6 - 2

M9w Arawashi 6 - 2

M11e Daieisho 6 - 2

Y1w Harumafuji 5 - 3

M5w Takakeisho 5 - 3

M6e Ichinojo 5 - 3

M7e Chiyonokuni 5 - 3

M8w Takarafuji 5 - 3

M14e Endo 5 - 3

M16e Asanoyama 5 - 3
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