[sumo] [Spoiler]New Banzuke
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Tue Sep 2 05:51:27 EDT 2008
2008/9/2 John James <jjandbarb at hotmail.com>:
> A few observations here. I guess the open space at higashi maegashira 8 is a result of the > Wakanoho thing. When was the last time there was an opening in the banzuke like this?
Less than a year ago. See here for the banzuke of November 2007 ---->
The gap at M11W is due to Tokitsuumi having to become oyakata all of a
sudden. His 'rikishi' rank was whitened out in order that his name
would not be on the banzuke twice.
> Next is more a question than an observation and has to do with the snippet from Mike
> Charlton below. Yamamotoyama, according to the NSK web site weighs 236.5kg (521.5
> lbs) at 190cm (just short of 6'3").
Yamatoyama is now weighing 251.5 kg making him the heaviest shin-Juryo
rikishi ever (Konishiki was lighter when he first came onto the
scene), and the second heaviest Ozumo rikishi after Konishiki.
More details, and lots of thoughts etc can be found here......
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