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Can a sekiwake (or a komusubi) always maintain his rank by getting kachikoshi, or are there examples of sekiwakes that got kachikoshi and still got demoted? I don't know the answer but perhaps the article could be more clear about this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 12:34, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
Yes, one cannot be demoted if one gets kachikoshi. Several rikishi such as Sakahoko, Wakanosato and Kotomitsuki have remained at the rank for many tournaments on end by getting their majority of wins but not doing well enough to earn promotion to ozeki. Only a losing score results in demotion. It can happen with komusubi too, although one is less likely to get "stuck" at that rank.--Pawnkingthree (talk) 00:31, 17 September 2010 (UTC)