Kaidō Yasuhiro

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Kaidō Yasuhiro
魁道 康弘
Personal information
Born Yasuhiro Tanaka
(1975-10-24) October 24, 1975 (age 38)
Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 152 kg (335 lb; 23.9 st)
Career
Stable Tomozuna
Record 222-201-22
Debut March, 1998
Highest rank Jūryō 4 (May, 2004)
Retired September, 2006
* Up to date as of January, 2007.

Kaidō Yasuhiro (魁道 康弘?) (born October 24, 1975 as Yasuhiro Tanaka (田中 康弘 Tanaka Yasuhiro?)) is a former sumo wrestler from Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan. He was a member of the Tomozuna-beya (Tomozuna stable), and he was a tsukebito or personal attendant to Ōzeki Kaiō for a number of years, as well as a frequent training partner of Sentoryu.

Kaidō went to Meiji Nakano High School where he was a year senior of Tochiazuma. He played baseball and did amateur sumo at Chuo University before making his professional debut in March 1998, at the bottom of the third highest makushita division as a makushita tsukedashi entrant. He initially fought under the shikona of Tanaka, before changing to Kaito and then Kaido (the character "Kai" being a common one in his stable or heya). He never made the top makuuchi division, but he spent 11 tournaments in the second highest jūryō division, which he first reached in 2003, reaching a high of jūryō 4. He was demoted to makushita in May 2005 and never made his way back. He announced his retirement in September 2006. He had been injury-prone throughout his career, suffering a number of knee injuries, although diabetes was the major factor in his decision.

Career record[edit]

Kaido Yasuhiro[1]
Year in sumo January
Hatsu basho, Tokyo
March
Haru basho, Osaka
May
Natsu basho, Tokyo
July
Nagoya basho, Nagoya
September
Aki basho, Tokyo
November
Kyūshū basho, Fukuoka
1998 x Makushita tsukedashi #60
6–1
 
West Makushita #32
3–4
 
West Makushita #41
3–4
 
East Makushita #50
2–5
 
West Sandanme #13
5–2
 
1999 West Makushita #50
5–2
 
West Makushita #33
5–2
 
West Makushita #19
3–4
 
West Makushita #25
4–3
 
East Makushita #18
4–3
 
East Makushita #14
4–3
 
2000 West Makushita #10
4–3
 
East Makushita #6
3–4
 
East Makushita #11
6–1
 
East Makushita #4
2–5
 
West Makushita #14
5–2
 
West Makushita #6
3–4
 
2001 East Makushita #11
6–1
 
West Makushita #1
3–4
 
West Makushita #4
4–3
 
East Makushita #3
0–1–6
 
East Makushita #38
Sat out due to injury
0–0–7
East Makushita #38
5–2
 
2002 East Makushita #22
5–2
 
West Makushita #14
4–3
 
West Makushita #12
4–3
 
West Makushita #8
4–1–2
 
West Makushita #4
Sat out due to injury
0–0–7
West Makushita #4
3–4
 
2003 West Makushita #9
4–3
 
West Makushita #5
5–2
 
West Jūryō #13
7–8
 
East Makushita #1
5–2
 
West Jūryō #10
9–6
 
West Jūryō #6
5–10
 
2004 East Jūryō #8
8–7
 
West Jūryō #4
8–7
 
East Jūryō #4
4–11
 
East Jūryō #10
6–9
 
East Jūryō #13
10–5
 
West Jūryō #8
6–9
 
2005 East Jūryō #11
6–9
 
West Jūryō #4
7–8
 
East Makushita #1
3–4
 
East Makushita #3
1–6
 
East Makushita #22
2–5
 
West Makushita #39
4–3
 
2006 East Makushita #31
4–3
 
West Makushita #25
4–3
 
East Makushita #15
4–3
 
West Makushita #11
4–3
 
West Makushita #9
Retired
0–0
x
Record given as win-loss-absent    Top Division Champion Retired Lower Divisions

Sanshō key: F=Fighting spirit; O=Outstanding performance; T=Technique     Also shown: =Kinboshi(s); P=Playoff(s)
Divisions: MakuuchiJūryōMakushitaSandanmeJonidanJonokuchi

Makuuchi ranks: YokozunaŌzekiSekiwakeKomusubiMaegashira

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kaido Yasuhiro Rikishi Information". Sumo Reference. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 

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