Herouth tweeted this on my way home from work and I needed to share! The last time we saw Ura on the dohyo was at Hatsu, being wheeled away with yet another devastating knee injury. That injury occurred during a big matchup with Hoshoryu in Makushita.
In 2015 and 2016, the pint-sized acrobatic phenom took the sumo world by storm, cleaning up the lower divisions with his Matrix-inspired victories. He reached a peak rank of Maegashira 4 in 2017 where he claimed a kinboshi from Harumafuji. Sadly, in a loss to Takakeisho he suffered a terrible knee injury and fell back to Sandanme as he recovered. His comeback was put on hold in the fore-mentioned Hoshoryu bout. We eagerly anticipate the return of the Swole pixie.
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If I’m not mistaken, after two years of ups and mostly downs, he’s still banking that kinboshi money every basho.
Unfortunately, you are mistaken. The money for kinboshi is part of mochi-kyukin, and you only receive that when you attend a basho as a sekitori.
Thanks for the correction. It makes kinboshi less valuable, but I can see their point.
Glad Ura is healthy! It will make this Basho all the better! Wishing him continued health and prosperity! Thank you for your articles! It makes my day (!!!) when you post! 😊
I guess «swole» is the mot du jour these days? 😅 Never heard it before, but I’ve encountered it twice in the last couple of days on Tachiai. You learn something new every day! 👍🏻
It’s in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as of Jan 2019. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swole
thanks for the link Andy – my guess was correct (so not feeling so old and stoopid now LOL)
I was shocked it was in the dictionary. I had guessed at the spelling.
Great news! – Sumo is seriously rough and we all hope URA avoids injury going fwd as he has skills that really enliven this sport.
I hope he stays healthy from now on, no matter the results.
It would be a dream to see him in Makuuchi again one day.
Just saw this and am screaming! It would indeed be a wonderful dream to see him back in Makuuchi. Can you imagine him tangling with Enho?
long may our King of the PIxies and his acrobatics reign! i have everything crossed for our Ura – he’s one of a kind. at the same time i want to gift him a bionic knee!!!!