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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Yokozuna Kisenosato to retire

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Grand champion Kisenosato has decided to retire as a sumo wrestler after suffering his third loss of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, his stablemaster said Wednesday.

The 32-year-old, who went into the 15-day tournament with his career in jeopardy, decided to close the curtain on his career after he was unable to post a single win in the first three days at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan.

The Tagonoura-stable wrestler was promoted to sumo's highest rank in March 2017, and won his second straight championship on his yokozuna debut at the following tournament.

Source: Mainichi

It's been a crazy first three days. Hakuho is undefeated at 3-0, but the combined records of the other two Yokozuna and three Ozeki is 2-13. Crazy
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Day 8, over halfway. In addition to Kisenosato retiring, Kakuryu, Tochinoshin, and Mitakeumi have dropped out with injuries. Hakuho still undefeated but he's had to dodge a couple bullets, could just as easily be 6-2 or 5-3. Here's the leaderboard:

Y1w Hakuho 8 - 0

M8e Kaisei 7 - 1

M13e Yago 7 - 1

M15e Chiyonokuni 7 - 1

S1e Takakeisho 6 - 2

S1w Tamawashi 6 - 2

M6w Onosho 6 - 2

M12w Meisei 6 - 2

New kid Yago impressive at 7-1.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Don't look now, but we have ourselves a basho. Mitakeumi, coming back after missing 3 days, defeats Hakuho on day 11: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4wWJEcZwEA

Then, on day 12, Tamawashi does also:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SMNoPqFF0A

Shocked

Meanwhile, the wheels have come off the cart for new kid Yago, was at 7-1, now 7-5.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

And Tamawashi wins the basho! Applaud

S1w Tamawashi 13 - 2

S1e Takakeisho 11 - 4

Y1w Hakuho 10 - 4

M8e Kaisei 10 - 5

M9w Endo 10 - 5

M10w Abi 10 - 5

Neither of the ozekis that finished the basho got double digit wins. Takayasu and Goeido both finishing 9-6. Shake Head

Speaking of not finishing, has something changed in the way wrestlers train? There seem to be more dropping out than ever before. Just this basho, in addition to Kisenosato retiring, Tochinoshin, Kakuryu, Hakuho, Kotoyuki, Chiyonokuni, all failed to finish and Mitakeumi missed four days with an injury as well. That's 7 out of 40 wrestlers almost 20% of all the wrestlers. Head Scratch
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Re: January basho

A lot of yaocho in this tournament. Pretty obvious examples.
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Leaderboard after day 8:

Y1e Hakuho 8 - 0

Y1w Kakuryu 7 - 1

O1e Takayasu 7 - 1

O1w Goeido 7 - 1

M4w Ichinojo 7 - 1

M7e Aoiyama 7 - 1

S1e Takakeisho 6 - 2

M8w Kotoshogiku 6 - 2

M11e Ryuden 6 - 2

M15w Kotoeko 6 - 2
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

42

Y1e Hakuho 15 - 0

M4w Ichinojo 14 - 1

O1w Goeido 12 - 3

M7e Aoiyama 12 - 3

M8w Kotoshogiku 11 - 4
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:
42

Y1e Hakuho 15 - 0

M4w Ichinojo 14 - 1

O1w Goeido 12 - 3

M7e Aoiyama 12 - 3

M8w Kotoshogiku 11 - 4


Who knew Ichinojo could be consistently excellent throughout an entire basho. Very impressive sumo by the big guy.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

shin2 wrote:

Who knew Ichinojo could be consistently excellent throughout an entire basho. Very impressive sumo by the big guy.


Yeah, he surprised me. Seems like usually he just relies on his bulk and so ends up right around 8-7. But this time for a guy weighing close to 500 lbs. he showed some pretty good moves.
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I thought the dohyo was sacred, I would consider this guy setting foot in the ring as defiling it.

Trump may present trophy at Tokyo Sumo tournament

Japan and the United States are considering a plan for U.S. President Donald Trump to present a trophy to the winner of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo in May, Japanese government sources have said.

Trump is scheduled to visit Japan as a state guest for three days starting on May 26, which coincides with the final day of the 15-day Summer Basho at the Ryogoku Kokugikan.

Under the plan, Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would enter the sumo ring together after watching the matches. Trump would then present the 40-kilogram Prime Minister’s Cup or another special trophy to the winner.

A major challenge is security at the venue. The ring is surrounded by rows of seats, making security more difficult than in locations with no seats behind the stage.

“It is very hard to guard. Some people may throw seat cushions,” a Japanese government source said.

If I were there I'd be throwing more than just a seat cushion. Mad
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