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2018 July Grand Sumo Tournament

2018 July Grand Sumo Tournament Banzuke Topics

OzekiGoeido

  • Goeido is Ozeki Kadoban for the 7th time, the last time was in September of last year.

OzekiTakayasu

  • Takayasu is Ozeki Kadoban for the second time. He was labelled that in November of last year for the first time.

< Goeido & Takayasu >

  • Goeido & Takayasu both are the 144th and 145th Rikishi being labelled Ozeki Kadoban since the July tournament 1969. The previous one also had been Takayasu.
  • For the 18th time since July 1969 there are 2 or more Ozeki Kadoban in one tournament. This previously happened in September of last year with Goeido and Terunofuji.

Ozeki PromotedTochinoshin

  • Tochinoshin is the 25th Rikishi to make his Ozeki Promotion in Heisei Era. The previous one had been Takayasu in the July tournament of last year.
  • He is the first Rikishi from Kasugano Beya to make his Ozeki debut since Tochihikari and Tochinoumi, both promoted in July 1962.
  • He is the first Ozeki from Georgia and the 11th foreigner to reach the rank. The previous one had been Terunofuji who was promoted in July 2015.
  • Taking 60 tournaments since his Makuuchi debut means tying the first place concerning the slowest ever speed to reach the promotion to Ozeki.
  • Taking 73 tournaments since his Sumo debut, he ties the 10th place in slowness.
  • At 30 years and 7 months of age, he is the 4th oldest Rikishi to be promoted to Ozeki for the first time.

SekiwakeIchinojo

  • Ichinoyo remains at the Sekiwake – rank for the second, in Sanyaku for the 3rd consecutive tournament.

Sekiwake ReturnMitakeumi

  • Mitakeumi returns to the Sekiwake - rank after 2 tournaments. He stays in Sanyaku for 9 consecutive tournaments.

Komusubi ReturnTamawashi

  • Tamawashi returns to Komusubi, the rank he previously held in September of last year, after 5 tournaments. He is back in Sanyaku after 3 tournaments.

Komusubi ReturnShohozan

  • Shohozan returns to Komusubi after 26 tournaments. He previously held the rank in March 2014. This means the 7th slowest re-promotion to Sanyaku since Showa Era.

Makuuchi DebutKotoeko

  • Kotoeko is the third Rikishi from Sadogatake Beya to reach Makuuchi since the current Shisho has inherited it on 25th of November 2005. He follows Kotoyuki who was promoted in January 2013.
  • Kotoeko is only the 3rd Rikishi from Miyazaki Prefecture post WWII to achieve this. The previous ones had been Toda, and Kaneshiro who was promoted in the September tournament of 1974.
  • Concerning active Rikishi in Makuuchi from Miyazaki Prefecture, the last one had been Tochihikari (in fact the already mentioned Kaneshiro who later changed his Shikona) in January 1985.

Makuuchi DebutMeisei

  • Meisei is the third Rikishi from Tatsunami Beya to reach Makuuchi since the current Shisho has inherited it on 22nd of February 1999. He follows Ohinode, and Mokonami who was promoted in the July tournament 2009.
  • He is the 24th Rikishi post WWII from Kagoshima Prefecture, following Daiamami who had been promoted in November 2017.

Makuuchi ReturnOnosho

  • Onosho returns to Makuuchi after two tournaments.

Juryo DebutChiyonoumi

  • Chiyonoumi is the first Rikishi from Kokonoe Beya to make his Juryo debut since the present Shisho has inherited it on the second of August 2016. Under the previous Shisho, Chiyoshoma was promoted in the January tournament of 2016.
  • He is the 11th Rikishi post WWII from Kochi Prefecture, following Tosayutaka who had been promoted in March 2008.
  • Additionally, he is the 9th Rikishi successful in amateur Sumo as a student of Nippon Sport Science University following Daiki (current Hokutofuji) who had been promoted two years ago.

Juryo DebutChuranoumi

  • Churanoumi is the 12th Rikishi from Kise Beya to make his Juryo debut since the present Shisho founded it on the 1st of December 2003.
  • The previous had been Daiseido the September tournament of last year. He is the 5th Rikishi post WWII from Okinawa Prefecture, following Ryuho who had been promoted in November 2002.
  • Additionally, he is the 51st former student of Nihon University to achieve this, the previous one had been Mitoryu who had been promoted in January of this year.

< Chiyonoumi & Churanoumi >

  • Chiyonoumi & Churanoumi are the 127th and 128th Rikishi successful in amateur Sumo as a student to reach Juryo, the previous one had been Wakatakakage in the last tournament.

Juryo ReturnKizenryu

  • Kizenryu returns to Juryo after 3 tournaments.
  • Being promoted to Juryo for the 9th time, he now holds the record of most promotions.

※Terunofui

  • Terunofui is the first ever former Ozeki as well as Makuuchi tournament champion to drop down to Makushita.