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Kisenosato Promoted As The 72nd Yokozuna In History

The Nihon Sumo Kyokai is proud to announce that on January 25, 2017, following a special board of directors meeting, Ozeki Kisenosato (Tagonoura Beya) was promoted to the rank of Yokozuna. He now becomes the 72nd yokozuna in history.

The 72nd Yokozuna
Kisenosato Yutaka
Heya Tagonoura
Name Yutaka Hagiwara
Ring Name History Hagiwara → Kisenosato
Date of Birth July 3, 1986
Place of Birth Ibaraki
Height 187.0cm
Weight 175.0kg
Career Record 764-460
Makuuchi Division Career Record 678-417
Makuuchi Division Championships 1
Makushita Division Championships 1
Outstanding Performance Award 5
Fighting Spirit Prize 3
Technique Prize 1
Kinboshi 3
Favorite Grip/Techniques hidari-yotsu/yori, tsuki
Debut March, 2002
Juryo Debut May, 2004
Makuuchi Debut November, 2004
Sanyaku Debut July, 2006
Ozeki Promotion January, 2012

(after January 2017)

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