Chiyotenzan Daihachirō

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Chiyotenzan Daihachirō
千代天山 大八郎
Personal information
Born Daihachirō Sumi
(1976-02-06) February 6, 1976 (age 41)
Osaka, Japan
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 137 kg (302 lb)
Career
Stable Kokonoe
Record 519-541-33
Debut March 1991
Highest rank Komusubi (July 1999)
Retired January 2008
Championships 1 (Jūryō)
Special Prizes Outstanding Performance (1)
Fighting Spirit (2)
Gold Stars 3
Musashimaru (2)
Wakanohana III
* Up to date as of January 2008.

Chiyotenzan Daihachirō (born February 6, 1976 as Daihachirō Sumi) is a former sumo wrestler from Osaka, Japan. His highest rank was komusubi.

Career[edit]

He was a premature baby, and had to spend more than a year and a half in an incubator. Chiyotenzan made his professional debut in March 1991, joining the Kokonoe stable that was then home to yokozuna Chiyonofuji and Hokutoumi. He reached the second highest jūryō division in January 1997, and the top makuuchi division two years after that. He had an explosive start to his makuuchi career, winning three special prizes in his first three tournaments (the first wrestler ever to do so) and reaching the fourth highest rank of komusubi in July 1999. However, that was to be his only tournament in the top ranks and his initial promise quickly faded. His last winning score in the top division came in November 2001 and after suffering a fractured leg in the January 2002 tournament he fell back to jūryō in July 2002. Hampered by diabetes, his fortunes slumped even further. After making a final appearance in the sekitori ranks in November 2005, in January 2006 he was demoted to the unsalaried makushita division, and in May 2007, to the fourth sandanme division. He reappeared in makushita in September 2007, but won only one match before withdrawing. By November he had fallen to sandanme 27, the second lowest rank ever held by a former sanyaku wrestler.

Retirement from sumo[edit]

After losing his first bout in the January 2008 tournament, Chiyotenzan announced his retirement. He was unable to obtain an elder position in the Japan Sumo Association and has left the sumo world completely.

Fighting style[edit]

Chiyotenzan's favoured kimarite or techniques were migi-yotsu (a left hand outside, right hand inside grip on the opponent's mawashi), yori kiri (force out) and uwatenage (overarm throw).

Career record[edit]

Chiyotenzan Daihachirō[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
1991 x (Maezumo) East Jonokuchi #15
4–3
 
East Jonidan #115
2–5
 
East Jonokuchi #5
3–4
 
West Jonokuchi #8
5–2
 
1992 East Jonidan #100
5–2
 
West Jonidan #52
3–4
 
East Jonidan #79
3–4
 
East Jonidan #101
4–3
 
West Jonidan #74
1–6
 
East Jonidan #145
7–0–P
 
1993 East Sandanme #98
5–2
 
West Sandanme #67
4–3
 
West Sandanme #48
1–3–3
 
East Sandanme #78
5–2
 
West Sandanme #42
5–2
 
East Sandanme #16
1–3–3
 
1994 East Sandanme #52
6–1
 
East Sandanme #6
1–6
 
West Sandanme #37
4–3
 
West Sandanme #24
5–2
 
East Makushita #57
5–2
 
West Makushita #36
2–5
 
1995 East Makushita #60
5–2
 
West Makushita #36
5–2
 
West Makushita #22
4–3
 
West Makushita #18
4–3
 
East Makushita #13
3–4
 
East Makushita #18
4–3
 
1996 West Makushita #12
4–3
 
East Makushita #9
3–4
 
East Makushita #17
3–4
 
West Makushita #22
4–3
 
East Makushita #17
6–1
 
West Makushita #4
5–2
 
1997 East Jūryō #12
8–7
 
West Jūryō #9
7–8
 
West Jūryō #10
5–10
 
West Makushita #1
5–2
 
West Jūryō #11
9–6
 
East Jūryō #5
6–9
 
1998 East Jūryō #8
8–7
 
East Jūryō #6
8–7
 
East Jūryō #4
7–8
 
West Jūryō #6
7–8
 
East Jūryō #8
12–3
Champion

 
East Jūryō #2
9–6
 
1999 East Maegashira #14
10–5
F
East Maegashira #9
9–6
F
East Maegashira #3
9–6
O
West Komusubi #1
3–12
 
East Maegashira #6
6–9
 
West Maegashira #8
7–8
 
2000 East Maegashira #11
9–6
 
West Maegashira #5
6–9
 
West Maegashira #6
6–9
 
East Maegashira #9
10–5
 
East Maegashira #2
6–9
 
West Maegashira #3
6–9
2001 West Maegashira #6
8–7
 
East Maegashira #2
7–8
West Maegashira #2
4–11
 
West Maegashira #6
6–9
 
East Maegashira #11
8–7
 
West Maegashira #8
8–7
 
2002 East Maegashira #4
3–7–5
 
West Maegashira #10
Sat out due to injury
0–0–15
West Maegashira #10
5–10
 
West Maegashira #13
5–10
 
East Jūryō #5
8–7
 
East Jūryō #4
3–12
 
2003 West Jūryō #12
4–11
 
West Makushita #6
5–2
 
West Makushita #2
5–2
 
West Jūryō #11
9–6
 
East Jūryō #7
8–7
 
East Jūryō #6
8–7
 
2004 West Jūryō #3
11–4–PP
 
West Maegashira #13
3–12
 
East Jūryō #5
6–9
 
West Jūryō #6
5–10
 
West Jūryō #11
8–7
 
West Jūryō #10
6–9
 
2005 West Jūryō #13
5–10
 
West Makushita #2
5–2
 
West Jūryō #11
7–8
 
East Jūryō #13
6–9
 
East Makushita #2
5–2
 
East Jūryō #10
4–11
 
2006 East Makushita #2
2–5
 
West Makushita #8
2–5
 
East Makushita #21
3–4
 
East Makushita #28
3–4
 
East Makushita #36
4–3
 
East Makushita #29
4–3
 
2007 West Makushita #22
2–5
 
East Makushita #41
2–5
 
East Sandanme #5
3–4
 
West Sandanme #16
5–2
 
West Makushita #56
1–5–1
 
West Sandanme #27
5–2
 
2008 East Sandanme #4
Retired
0–1–0
x x x x 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. ^ "Chiyotenzan Daihachirō Rikishi Information". Sumo Reference. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 

External links[edit]