Asanobori Toshimitsu

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Asanobori Toshimitsu
朝登 俊光
Personal information
Born Toshiaki Shimofuri
(1948-06-03) June 3, 1948 (age 69)
Yubari, Hokkaidō, Japan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 147 kg (324 lb)
Career
Stable Asahiyama
Record 578-555-2
Debut July, 1963
Highest rank Maegashira 2 (January, 1970)
Retired May, 1978
Championships 4 (Jūryō)
1 (Makushita)
1 (Jonokuchi)
Gold Stars 1 (Kashiwado)
* Up to date as of Sep. 2012.

Asanobori Toshimitsu (born 3 June 1948 as Toshiaki Shimofuri) is a former sumo wrestler from Yubari, Hokkaidō, Japan. He made his professional debut in July 1963 and reached the top division in March 1969. His highest rank was maegashira 2. Upon retirement from active competition he became an elder in the Japan Sumo Association. He left the Sumo Association in June 1979.[1]

Career record[edit]

Asanobori Toshimitsu[2]
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
1963 x x x (Maezumo) East Jonokuchi #14
7–0
Champion

 
East Jonidan #23
3–4
 
1964 East Jonidan #40
6–1
 
West Sandanme #81
6–1
 
East Sandanme #40
5–2
 
East Sandanme #10
4–3
 
East Makushita #93
4–3
 
West Makushita #87
4–3
 
1965 West Makushita #78
4–3
 
East Makushita #69
2–5
 
East Makushita #86
3–4
 
West Makushita #92
6–1
 
East Makushita #54
3–4
 
West Makushita #60
6–1
 
1966 West Makushita #36
4–3
 
West Makushita #32
5–2
 
East Makushita #24
3–4
 
East Makushita #30
3–4
 
West Makushita #33
4–3
 
East Makushita #29
4–3
 
1967 East Makushita #24
5–2
 
East Makushita #15
3–4
 
West Makushita #27
4–3
 
East Makushita #19
7–0
Champion

 
East Jūryō #12
9–6
 
West Jūryō #8
7–8
 
1968 West Jūryō #9
8–7
 
East Jūryō #8
8–7
 
West Jūryō #5
5–10
 
East Jūryō #13
8–7
 
East Jūryō #10
8–7
 
East Jūryō #8
10–5
 
1969 West Jūryō #2
11–4–P
Champion

 
West Maegashira #10
8–7
 
East Maegashira #8
8–7
 
East Maegashira #3
7–8
West Maegashira #4
7–8
 
West Maegashira #4
9–6
 
1970 East Maegashira #2
2–13
 
East Maegashira #11
8–7
 
West Maegashira #8
4–11
 
West Jūryō #1
5–10
 
West Jūryō #7
5–10
 
East Jūryō #12
9–6
 
1971 West Jūryō #6
8–7
 
East Jūryō #5
8–7
 
West Jūryō #4
8–7
 
East Jūryō #3
7–8
 
West Jūryō #4
6–9
 
West Jūryō #6
5–8–2
 
1972 East Jūryō #13
11–4
 
West Jūryō #2
12–3
Champion

 
West Maegashira #9
9–6
 
East Maegashira #5
5–10
 
West Maegashira #10
6–9
 
West Maegashira #13
5–10
 
1973 West Jūryō #3
7–8
 
East Jūryō #6
8–7
 
West Jūryō #3
5–10
 
East Jūryō #9
12–3
Champion

 
East Jūryō #1
5–10
 
West Jūryō #7
8–7
 
1974 West Jūryō #3
7–8
 
West Jūryō #4
11–4
 
East Maegashira #12
4–11
 
West Jūryō #7
6–9
 
East Jūryō #11
11–4
Champion

 
East Jūryō #2
5–10
 
1975 West Jūryō #8
8–7
 
East Jūryō #6
8–7
 
East Jūryō #4
8–7
 
West Jūryō #2
6–9
 
East Jūryō #7
8–7
 
East Jūryō #6
7–8
 
1976 East Jūryō #8
8–7
 
East Jūryō #6
7–8
 
West Jūryō #7
7–8
 
West Jūryō #8
8–7
 
East Jūryō #8
7–8
 
West Jūryō #9
6–9
 
1977 East Jūryō #13
9–6
 
West Jūryō #9
8–7
 
East Jūryō #7
7–8
 
East Jūryō #10
8–7
 
West Jūryō #7
8–7
 
East Jūryō #4
5–10
 
1978 West Jūryō #10
7–8
 
East Makushita #1
6–1
 
West Jūryō #10
Retired
2–13–0
Record given as win-loss-absent    Top Division Champion Top Division Runner-up 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. ^ "Asanobori Toshimitsu Kabu History". Sumo Reference. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  2. ^ "Asanobori Toshimitsu Rikishi Information". Sumo Reference. Retrieved 2012-09-12.