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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Leaderboard after day 8:

Y2e Kakuryu 8 - 0

S1e Mitakeumi 7 - 1

M3w Tochinoshin 7 - 1

M13w Daieisho 7 - 1

M8e Tochiozan 6 - 2

M9e Shohozan 6 - 2

M16w Asanoyama 6 - 2

With Hakuho and Kisenosato out, Kakuryu looks to be in the drivers seat.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Endo upsets the applecart on day 12, Tochinoshin now alone at the top: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MFIFF-yzjw
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Tochinoshin wins at 14-1 Victory! Peace!

First rank and filer to win a basho since Kyokutenho in May of 2012.

Here's the trophy presentation and interview video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9h6cfLv0OM

I guess I'm basically an optimist because even though things are kind of a mess at the top of the banzuke, the yokozuna's can't stay healthy and the ozeki's aren't exactly domineering, several good young rikishi coming up thru the ranks.

Two new rikishi this basho, Abi and Ryuden both ended up with double digit winning records. Will be interesting to see how they do next basho when they get some tougher opponents. Ishiura came back to go 9-6, Mitakeumi only went 8-7, but he did beat Kakuryu. Hopefully Onosho can come back from his injury next basho.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Over halfway in Osaka, here's the leaderboard:

Y1e Kakuryu 8 - 0

M6e Kaisei 8 - 0

M16e Daiamami 7 - 1

O1e Takayasu 6 - 2

O1w Goeido 6 - 2

S1w Tochinoshin 6 - 2

K1e Ichinojo 6 - 2

M13e Daishomaru 6 - 2

M14e Ikioi 6 - 2

M17e Aoiyama 6 - 2

Kakuyru is undefeated but he's dodged a couple bullets, could just as easily be 6-2.

Hakuho and Kisenosato both sitting this one out still with injuries.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Kakuryu wins the basho. Clinched it on day 14.

Y1e Kakuryu 13 - 2

O1e Takayasu 12 - 3

M6e Kaisei 12 - 3

M14e Ikioi 11 - 4

S1w Tochinoshin 10 - 5

M7e Abi 10 - 5

M11w Yutakayama 10 - 5

M16e Daiamami 10 - 5

And after Goeido pulled that henka crap on Tochinoshin on day 10 I will NEVER cheer for him again! Aaargh!
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No women allowed in the ring, even if someone might be dying.

Women told not to enter 'sacred' sumo ring

Controversy over gender discrimination in sumo tradition flared again this week when a referee urged two women to stay out of the ring as they tried to assist an official who was unconscious.

The sumo world has long maintained that the ring is a sacred place and that women cannot enter, in a tradition often criticized as discrimination.

Maizuru Mayor Ryozo Tatami, 66, was delivering a speech in the ring, in Maizuru, Kyoto Prefecture, on Wednesday when he collapsed due to a subarachnoid hemorrhage. He was later rushed to a hospital and underwent surgery. His condition is stable and not life-threatening, one of his secretaries told The Japan Times on Thursday morning.

The referee’s announcement, aired through loud speakers at the gymnasium, rekindled public criticism and prompted Japan Sumo Association Chairman Hakkaku to later issue a statement of apology.

“The referee was upset and made the announcement, but it was an inappropriate response because the situation could have been life-threatening,” Hakkaku said in the statement. “We extend a deep apology.”

He also said the association “deeply thanks the women for giving first-aid treatment.”

Video of the event was repeatedly aired on TV shows Thursday morning, showing several people rushing to help the mayor including at least two women.

Several commentators on different channels argued that the referee should not have urged the women to leave the ring. Numerous people also criticized the sumo tradition on social media outlets.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

After day 8, Tochinoshin going for this second basho win:

S1e Tochinoshin 8 - 0

Y1e Kakuryu 7 - 1

Y1w Hakuho 7 - 1

M11w Chiyonokuni 7 - 1

M4w Shodai 6 - 2

M5e Kotoshogiku 6 - 2

M5w Ikioi 6 - 2

M9e Daishomaru 6 - 2

M15w Kyokutaisei 6 - 2

M16e Myogiryu 6 - 2

Kisenosato (still) and Takayasu sitting this one out with injuries.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Kakuryu wins his second in a row. Victory! Peace!

But Tochinoshin made him work for it. Applaud

Y1e Kakuryu 14 - 1

S1e Tochinoshin 13 - 2

M11w Chiyonokuni 12 - 3

Y1w Hakuho 11 - 4
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