Shishihō Yoshimasa

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Shishihō Yoshimasa
嗣子鵬 慶昌
Personal information
Born Osamu Tanaka
(1955-08-14)August 14, 1955
Moriyama, Nagasaki, Japan
Died October 7, 2006(2006-10-07) (aged 51)
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 122 kg (269 lb; 19.2 st)
Career
Stable NishonosekiTaihō
Record 533-527-19
Debut January, 1971
Highest rank Maegashira 2 (July, 1983)
Retired May, 1987
Championships 3 (Jūryō)
* Up to date as of Sep. 2012.

Shishihō Yoshimasa (born Osamu Tanaka; August 14, 1955 – October 7, 2006) was a sumo wrestler from Moriyama, Nagasaki, Japan. He made his professional debut in January 1971, and became the first sekitori from Taiho stable when he reached the juryo division in July 1977. He reached the top division in September 1979. His highest rank was maegashira 2. His favourite techniques were migi-yotsu and uwatenage. Upon retirement in May 1987 he was hired by the Sumo Association as a wakaimonogashira.[1] He left the sumo world in July 1991. He died of cancer in 2006.

Career record[edit]

Shishihō Yoshimasa[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
1971 (Maezumo) East Jonokuchi #5
4–3
 
East Jonidan #71
3–4
 
West Jonidan #77
4–3
 
East Jonidan #51
2–5
 
East Jonidan #76
4–3
 
1972 West Jonidan #46
6–1–P
 
West Jonidan #7
4–3
 
West Sandanme #78
4–3
 
East Sandanme #62
6–1
 
East Sandanme #26
3–4
 
West Sandanme #35
4–3
 
1973 East Sandanme #23
4–3
 
West Sandanme #11
4–3
 
West Sandanme #1
2–5
 
West Sandanme #19
4–3
 
East Sandanme #8
4–3
 
West Makushita #56
3–4
 
1974 West Sandanme #7
3–4
 
West Sandanme #17
6–1
 
East Makushita #47
3–4
 
West Makushita #55
4–3
 
East Makushita #45
2–5
 
West Sandanme #3
4–3
 
1975 East Makushita #52
2–5
 
East Sandanme #14
4–3
 
East Sandanme #4
4–3
 
East Makushita #55
4–3
 
East Makushita #43
4–3
 
West Makushita #34
5–2
 
1976 East Makushita #22
2–5
 
East Makushita #38
3–4
 
West Makushita #46
4–3
 
East Makushita #40
5–2
 
West Makushita #23
3–4
 
East Makushita #28
6–1
 
1977 West Makushita #11
5–2
 
East Makushita #3
4–3
 
East Makushita #2
5–2
 
East Jūryō #11
7–8
 
East Makushita #1
2–6
 
West Makushita #11
3–4
 
1978 West Makushita #17
4–3
 
West Makushita #11
6–1
 
East Makushita #1
5–2
 
West Jūryō #11
8–7
 
West Jūryō #9
7–8
 
East Jūryō #10
6–9
 
1979 East Makushita #1
6–1–P
 
West Jūryō #11
9–6
 
West Jūryō #5
8–7
 
East Jūryō #2
10–5–P
Champion

 
West Maegashira #12
6–9
 
West Jūryō #2
10–5
 
1980 West Maegashira #13
9–6
 
West Maegashira #5
5–10
 
West Maegashira #11
5–10
 
West Jūryō #2
8–7
 
East Jūryō #2
9–6
 
East Maegashira #13
8–7
 
1981 West Maegashira #9
4–11
 
West Jūryō #1
5–10
 
East Jūryō #7
11–4
 
East Maegashira #14
8–7
 
East Maegashira #10
4–11
 
East Jūryō #3
4–11
 
1982 East Jūryō #9
13–2
Champion

 
West Maegashira #12
8–7
 
West Maegashira #9
2–13
 
West Jūryō #4
9–6
 
East Jūryō #2
13–2
Champion

 
East Maegashira #11
7–8
 
1983 West Maegashira #12
10–5
 
East Maegashira #4
4–11
 
East Maegashira #10
9–6
 
West Maegashira #2
5–10
 
East Maegashira #8
2–4–9
 
East Jūryō #6
8–7
 
1984 West Jūryō #3
7–8
 
East Jūryō #5
8–7
 
West Jūryō #4
5–7–3
 
West Jūryō #9
7–8
 
West Jūryō #10
8–7
 
East Jūryō #8
8–7
 
1985 West Jūryō #6
8–7
 
East Jūryō #3
6–9
 
East Jūryō #7
9–6
 
East Jūryō #5
8–7
 
West Jūryō #4
7–8
 
East Jūryō #6
9–6
 
1986 East Jūryō #2
9–6
 
East Maegashira #13
3–12
 
West Jūryō #7
7–8
 
East Jūryō #10
5–10
 
East Makushita #1
1–6
 
East Makushita #23
1–6
 
1987 East Makushita #55
2–5
 
East Sandanme #17
1–6
 
East Sandanme #56
Retired
0–0–7
x x x
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. ^ Sharnoff, Lora (1993). Grand Sumo. Weatherhill. p. 144. ISBN 0-8348-0283-X. 
  2. ^ "Shishihō Yoshimasa Rikishi Information". Sumo Reference. Retrieved 2012-09-12.