Terunoumi Masato

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Terunoumi Masato
大輝煌 正人
Personal information
Born Masato Hayashi
(1967-09-15)September 15, 1967
Gobō, Wakayama, Japan
Died June 6, 2009(2009-06-06) (aged 41)
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Weight 160 kg (350 lb; 25 st)
Career
Stable Musashigawa
Record 100-87-33
Debut March, 1990
Highest rank Maegashira 15 (January, 1991)
Retired May, 1993
Championships 1 (Jūryō)
3 (Makushita)
* Up to date as of Sep. 2012.

Terunoumi Masato, also known as Daikikō Masato, born Masato Hayashi (September 15, 1967 – June 6, 2009), was a sumo wrestler from Gobō, Wakayama, Japan. His highest rank was maegashira 15.

Career[edit]

He was an amateur champion at Kinki University, and won the All Japan Gakusei Championship in his senior year. He made his professional debut in March 1990 as a makushita tsukedashi entrant, and reached the top division in January 1991. He was the first sekitori from Musashigawa stable. He won immediate promotion to makuuchi after his jūryō debut, the first wrestler to do so since the establishment of the six tournaments a year system in 1958. He was helped by the fact that the top division was expanded from 38 to 40 wrestlers for this tournament. However he was restricted by a neck injury and it was to be his only tournament in the top division.

Retirement from sumo[edit]

He left the sumo world upon retirement in May 1993. He died of a cerebral haemorrhage in 2009 at the age of 41.

Fighting style[edit]

Terunoumi was a yotsu-sumo wrestler, preferring grappling techniques. His favoured grip on the opponent's mawashi or belt was migi-yotsu, a left hand outside, right hand inside position. His favourite kimarite was yori kiri.

Career record[edit]

Terunoumi Masato[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
1990 x Makushita tsukedashi #60
5–2
 
West Makushita #37
6–1–PPP
Champion

 
East Makushita #17
6–1
 
West Makushita #4
7–0
Champion

 
West Jūryō #9
11–4
Champion

 
1991 East Maegashira #15
5–10
 
West Jūryō #4
7–8
 
East Jūryō #6
9–6
 
East Jūryō #1
1–3–11
 
West Jūryō #10
Sat out due to injury
0–0–15
West Jūryō #10
6–9
 
1992 West Makushita #1
2–5
 
West Makushita #9
7–0
Champion

 
West Jūryō #10
4–11
 
West Makushita #2
2–5
 
East Makushita #13
5–2
 
East Makushita #4
4–3
 
1993 West Jūryō #13
8–7
 
West Jūryō #10
5–10
 
East Makushita #2
Retired
0–0–7
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. ^ "Terunoumi Masato Rikishi Information". Sumo Reference. Retrieved 2012-09-09.