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Kakuryu Promoted As The 71th Yokozuna In History

The Nihon Sumo Kyokai is proud to announce that on March 26, 2014, following a special board of directors meeting, Ozeki Kakuryu (Izutsu Beya) was promoted to the rank of Yokozuna. He now becomes the 71th yokozuna in history.

New Yokozuna
Kakuryu Rikisaburo
Heya Izutsu
Name Mangaljalav Anand
Ring Name History Kakuryu
Date of Birth August 10, 1985
Place of Birth Mongolia
Height 186.0cm
Career Record 519-380-4
Makuuchi Division Career Record 379-277-4
Makuuchi Division Championships 1
Sandanme Division Championships 1
Outstanding Performance Award 2
Technique Prize 7
Favorite Grip/Techniques migi-yotsu/shitatenage
Debut November, 2001
Juryo Debut November, 2005
Makuuchi Debut November, 2006
Sanyaku Debut May, 2009
Ozeki Promotion May, 2012

(after March 2014)

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