Takanomine Akihiko

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Takanomine Akihiko
貴ノ嶺 明彦
Personal information
Born Akihiko Okazaki
(1959-01-23) January 23, 1959 (age 58)
Mizumaki, Fukuoka, Japan
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Weight 102 kg (225 lb)
Career
Stable KimigahamaIzutsu
Record 403-376-9
Debut September, 1974
Highest rank Maegashira 12 (March, 1989)
Retired May, 1991
Championships 1 (Makushita)
* Up to date as of Sep. 2012.

Takanomine Akihiko (born 23 January 1959 as Akihiko Okazaki) is a former sumo wrestler from Mizumaki, Fukuoka, Japan. He made his professional debut in September 1974 and reached the top division in May 1989. His highest rank was maegashira 12. He left the sumo world upon retirement from active competition in May 1991.

Career record[edit]

Takanomine Akihiko[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
1974 x x x x (Maezumo) West Jonokuchi #16
3–4
 
1975 West Jonokuchi #8
4–3
 
East Jonidan #85
3–4
 
West Jonidan #92
3–4
 
East Jonidan #100
5–2
 
West Jonidan #66
4–3
 
West Jonidan #43
4–3
 
1976 East Jonidan #25
3–4
 
West Jonidan #39
2–5
 
West Jonidan #59
5–2
 
West Jonidan #18
4–3
 
East Sandanme #88
2–5
 
West Jonidan #21
5–2
 
1977 West Sandanme #63
2–5
 
East Jonidan #1
4–3
 
West Sandanme #75
5–2
 
West Sandanme #37
2–5
 
East Sandanme #61
5–2
 
East Sandanme #22
1–4–2
 
1978 East Sandanme #52
Sat out due to injury
0–0–7
West Jonidan #7
5–2
 
East Sandanme #59
3–4
 
East Sandanme #71
5–2
 
East Sandanme #44
6–1
 
East Makushita #60
2–5
 
1979 East Sandanme #24
3–4
 
East Sandanme #41
6–1
 
East Makushita #55
5–2
 
West Makushita #35
2–5
 
East Makushita #58
4–3
 
East Makushita #47
4–3
 
1980 West Makushita #37
3–4
 
West Makushita #47
3–4
 
West Sandanme #2
3–4
 
West Sandanme #13
5–2
 
East Makushita #49
3–4
 
West Sandanme #2
1–6
 
1981 West Sandanme #29
6–1
 
East Makushita #50
3–4
 
West Makushita #60
4–3
 
East Makushita #46
5–2
 
West Makushita #28
2–5
 
East Makushita #45
2–5
 
1982 West Sandanme #6
5–2
 
West Makushita #42
4–3
 
West Makushita #32
3–4
 
East Makushita #47
3–4
 
East Sandanme #5
5–2
 
East Makushita #47
4–3
 
1983 West Makushita #38
3–4
 
East Makushita #51
5–2
 
West Makushita #31
2–5
 
East Makushita #55
1–6
 
East Sandanme #30
5–2
 
East Sandanme #4
5–2
 
1984 East Makushita #43
4–3
 
East Makushita #34
5–2
 
East Makushita #18
3–4
 
East Makushita #27
4–3
 
East Makushita #19
4–3
 
East Makushita #12
2–5
 
1985 West Makushita #31
5–2
 
East Makushita #16
5–2
 
East Makushita #8
4–3
 
East Makushita #5
3–4
 
West Makushita #10
2–5
 
West Makushita #25
5–2
 
1986 West Makushita #12
4–3
 
West Makushita #8
2–5
 
East Makushita #24
4–3
 
West Makushita #17
3–4
 
West Makushita #27
5–2
 
West Makushita #14
4–3
 
1987 West Makushita #9
4–3
 
West Makushita #6
5–2
 
East Makushita #2
2–5
 
East Makushita #17
2–5
 
West Makushita #38
3–4
 
East Makushita #49
6–1
 
1988 East Makushita #25
4–3
 
West Makushita #14
5–2
 
West Makushita #5
3–4
 
East Makushita #10
7–0
Champion

 
West Jūryō #11
8–7
 
West Jūryō #8
10–5
 
1989 West Jūryō #1
9–6
 
East Maegashira #12
4–11
 
West Jūryō #4
6–9
 
West Jūryō #9
7–8
 
West Jūryō #10
7–8
 
West Jūryō #12
8–7
 
1990 West Jūryō #9
8–7
 
East Jūryō #6
5–10
 
East Jūryō #13
5–10
 
West Makushita #6
1–6
 
East Makushita #34
3–4
 
East Makushita #43
5–2
 
1991 East Makushita #25
3–4
 
West Makushita #32
3–4
 
East Makushita #42
Retired
6–1
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. ^ "Takanomine Akihiko Rikishi Information". Sumo Reference. Retrieved 2012-09-26.