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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Over halfway, here's the leaderboard. Also 12 guys tied at 5 - 3. Will this be the one where Takayasu finally wins one? For a long time when he was Ozeki, he was the only one that hadn't won a basho. This is the one good thing about no Yokozuna, it leaves the basho wide open.


K1e Takayasu 7 - 1

S1e Terunofuji 6 - 2

M9e Chiyonokuni 6 - 2
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

And then there was one.

Kakuryu announces his retirement

Yokozuna Kakuryu retired Wednesday after missing a fifth straight tournament due to injury. The retirement of the 35-year-old Mongolia-born wrestler was approved the same day by the Japan Sumo Association.

Kakuryu, whose real name is Mangaljalav Anand, has long been dealing with elbow and lower back pain, and recently announced he would sit out the ongoing Spring Grand Sumo Tournament because of a left hamstring strain.

The surprise retirement announcement came less than two weeks after Kakuryu told his stablemaster, Michinoku, that he was not ready to retire yet. Michinoku told reporters at the time he had confirmed the wrestler’s desire to keep fighting.

In November, Kakuryu, as well as fellow Mongolia-born yokozuna Hakuho, received stern warnings from the JSA over their absences from the ring. The admonition was the harshest the JSA’s Yokozuna Deliberation Council can make short of recommending a wrestler retire.

The following month, Kakuryu acquired Japanese citizenship, which will allow him to remain in Japan and run his own stable of wrestlers after retirement.

He will retain his wrestler name for his toshiyori name as a sumo elder.

Kakuryu made his sumo debut in November 2001, and was promoted to yokozuna in the spring of 2014.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Terunofuji wins, back to Ozeki

S1e Terunofuji 12 - 3

M12w Aoiyama 11 - 4

O1w Asanoyama 10 - 5

O2e Takakeisho 10 - 5

K1e Takayasu 10 - 5

M2w Wakatakakage 10 - 5

M3e Meisei 10 - 5

M8w Tobizaru 10 - 5

M15w Hidenoumi 10 - 5

But never mind Ozeki, if he keeps this up could he be the next Yokozuna? 4 of the last 5 basho he has either been winner or runner-up. None of the other three Ozeki really strike fear in anybody's hearts. Takakeisho just came off Kadoban, and Shodai is going on it. Terunofuji seems to have that swagger that he expects to win every match.

And talk about going in the tank, after day 12 Takayasu had a one win lead, still in the drivers seat and proceeded to his last three, all to rank-and-filers. OMG

I included the 10-5 guys because there's a rikishi there, Wakatakage, that I think is somebody to keep an eye on. Started the basho 2-4 then went 8-1 the rest of the way, beat two of the three Komusubi's and two of the three Ozeki's. And if you say his name real fast, it sounds cool. Bleah
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