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Mike Wesemann


Nagoya Post-basho Report

Aug. 02 - The Nagoya tournament was such a telling basho in terms of just how wide the gaps are between Hakuho and his fellow Mongolians and then the Mongolians not named Hakuho and the Japanese rikishi. The surprise story at least through the first 12 days or so was Sekiwake Tochiohzan, a rikishi who I maintain is the best Japan has right now. Tochiohzan finished 10-5, but those two wins over the Yokozuna were complete yaocho, so in reality, we witnessed an 8-7 performance from Japan's best. Contrast that now with the three active Mongolians among the...

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