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2019 July Grand Sumo Tournament

2019 July Grand Sumo Tournament Banzuke Topics

YokozunaKakuryu

  • With 32 tournaments as an active Yokozuna, Kakuryu has tied the 10th rank in history.

Ozeki Takakeisho

  • For the first time in his career, Takakeisho is Ozeki Kadoban. Being Kadoban in the second tournament as Ozeki happened to nine Rikishi so far. The previous one had been Tochinoshin in the September tournament of last year.

Ozeki ReturnTochinoshin

  • This is the first straight return to the Ozeki-rank since Tochiazuma in the March tournament of 2005.

Sekiwake ReturnMitakeumi

  • Mitakeumi returns to Sekiwake, the rank he previously held in November of last year, after four tournaments. He is now the single holder of the second rank for being in Sanyaku for 15 tournaments in a row since Showa Era.

Sekiwake ReturnTamawashi

  • Tamawashi returns to the Sekiwake-rank as well as to Sanyaku after two tournaments.

Komusubi DebutAbi

  • Abi is the second Rikishi from Shikoroyama Beya to reach the Komusubi-rank since the current Shisho has founded it. The previous one had been Homasho in the November tournament of 2011.
  • He is the fourth Rikishi from Saitama Prefecture post WWII to achieve this, following Wakabayama, Wakachichibu and Hokutofuji who had been promoted in the March tournament of this year.

Komusubi DebutRyuden

  • Ryuden is the first Rikishi from Takadagawa Beya to be promoted to Komusubi since the current Shisho has inherited it.
  • Ryuden is only the third Rikishi from Yamanashi Prefecture post WWII to achieve this. The previous ones had been Fujinishiki and Fujizakura who was promoted in September of 1972.
  • Taking only 79 tournaments to reach the rank means tying the 10th rank in speed.
  • He is the first Rikishi in history with experience as Sekitori dropping all the way down to Jonokuchi and rising back up to finally reach the Sanyaku-ranks.

* There had not been two newly promoted Rikishi rising up to Sanyaku in the same tournament since Kotoyuki and Kaisei in May 2016.

Makuuchi DebutTakagenji

  • Takagenji follows his fellow Rikishi from Chiganoura Beya, Takanosho, who had been promoted in September of last year.
  • He is the fourth Rikishi from Tochigi Prefecture post WWII to achieve this, following Yasome, Tamanofuji and most recent Hokutoriki who had been promoted in the May tournament of 2002.

Makuuchi ReturnToyonoshima

  • Toyonoshima returns to Makuuchi after two tournaments.

Makuuchi ReturnKotoyuki

  • Kotoyuki returns to Makuuchi he was demoted from in January after three tournaments.

Juryo DebutRyuko

  • Ryuko follows his fellow Onoe Beya Rikishi Tenkaiho who had been promoted in July of 2011.
  • He is the 33rd Rikishi from Kumamoto Prefecture post WWII to achieve this. The previous one had been Rikishin in the January tournament of 2017.

Juryo DebutIchiyamamoto

  • Ichiyamamoto is the first Rikishi from Nishonoseki Beya (including it under its previous name Matsugane Beya) to reach Juryo since Matsutani (current Shohozan) who had been promoted in May 2010.
  • Ichiyamamoto is the 78th Rikishi post WWII from Hokkaido Prefecture to achieve this, the previous one had been Yago in the September tournament of 2017.
  • Additionally, Ichiyamamoto is the 9th former student of Chuo University to be promoted. The previous one had been Yago as well.

Juryo DebutKizakiumi

  • Kizakiumi is the first Rikishi from Kise Beya to achieve this since Churanoumi who had been promoted one year ago.
  • Also following Churanoumi, he is the 6th Rikishi from Okinawa Prefecture to achieve this post WWII.
  • Additionally, he is the 52nd former student of Nihon University to be promoted, following none other than Churanoumi who happens to be Kizakiumi's older brother.
  • They are the 21st pair of brothers in history to become Sekitori, the previous one had been Wakamotoharu and Wakatakakage with a promotion this March.
  • He is the fourth Rikishi to reach Juryo after a Sandanme Tsukedashi debut. The previous three had been Oyanagi (current Yutakayama), Asanoyama, and most recently in May of 2018 Wakatakakage.

Juryo DebutKotonowaka

  • Kotonowaka is the first Rikishi from Sadogatake Beya to reach Juryo since Kotoeko, who had his debut as Sekitori in November of 2014.
  • He is the 28th Rikishi from Chiba Prefecture post WWII to achieve this. The previous one had been Takanosho in November of 2017.
  • The former Sekiwake Kotonowaka (current Sadogatake Oyakata) is his father. They are the 10th father and son-duo to achieve this. The previous time the son of a former Sekitori reached Juryo was Sadanoumi in July of 2010. His father also shared the same Shikona.

Juryo ReturnTakanofuji

  • Takanofuji returns to Juryo after two tournaments.