Tochihikari Masayuki

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Tochihikari Masayuki
栃光 正之
Tochihikari 1958 Scan10006.JPG
Personal information
Born Ario Nakamura
(1933-08-29)August 29, 1933
Kumamoto, Japan
Died March 28, 1977(1977-03-28) (aged 43)
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 128 kg (282 lb)
Career
Stable Kasugano
Record 577–431–11
Debut May 1952
Highest rank Ōzeki (July 1962)
Retired January 1966
Championships 1 (Jūryō)
1 (Makushita)
Special Prizes Outstanding Performance (3)
Fighting Spirit (2)
Gold Stars 4
Yoshibayama (2)
Kagamisato
Asashio
* Up to date as of October 2008.

Tochihikari Masayuki (29 August 1933 – 28 March 1977) was a sumo wrestler from Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan who reached the second highest rank of ōzeki in 1962. He joined Kasugano stable in 1952 and reached the top makuuchi division in 1955. He never won a top division championship but was a tournament runner-up four times. He fought as an ōzeki for 22 tournaments but lost the rank after recording three consecutive losing scores and immediately announced his retirement in January 1966. He became an elder of the Japan Sumo Association under the name Chiganoura. He was a judge of tournament bouts and was involved in both the incorrect decision to award a win to Toda that stopped Taiho's 45 bout winning streak in March 1969 and the famous decision in January 1972 to declare Kitanofuji the winner over Takanohana by kabai-te. He died of rectal cancer at the age of 43. His shikona of Tochihikari was subsequently used by a later wrestler from Kasugano stable, also known as Kaneshiro Kofuku.

Pre-modern career record[edit]

  • In 1953 the New Year tournament was begun and the Spring tournament began to be held in Osaka.
Tochihikari Masayuki[1]
- Spring
Haru basho, Tokyo
Summer
Natsu basho, Tokyo
Autumn
Aki basho, Tokyo
1952 x Shinjo
2–1
 
West Jonidan #24
7–1
 
- New Year
Hatsu basho, Tokyo
Spring
Haru basho, Osaka
Summer
Natsu basho, Tokyo
Autumn
Aki basho, Tokyo
1953 East Sandanme #42
7–1
 
West Sandanme #16
4–4
 
West Sandanme #13
7–1
 
West Makushita #38
6–2
 
1954 East Makushita #28
5–3
 
East Makushita #18
8–0
Champion

 
East Jūryō #22
10–5
 
West Jūryō #14
11–4
 
1955 East Jūryō #8
9–6
 
West Jūryō #3
15–0
Champion

 
East Maegashira #13
10–5
 
West Maegashira #5
8–7
 
1956 West Maegashira #2
7–8
West Maegashira #2
5–10
 
West Maegashira #6
8–7
 
West Maegashira #5
6–9
 
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

Modern career record[edit]

  • Since the addition of the Kyushu tournament in 1957 and the Nagoya tournament in 1958, the yearly schedule has remained unchanged.
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
1957 West Maegashira #6
12–3
 
West Komusubi #1
6–9
 
West Maegashira #1
5–10
Not held East Maegashira #6
9–6
East Maegashira #2
4–11
 
1958 West Maegashira #8
11–4
 
East Maegashira #2
8–7
 
East Komusubi #1
7–8
 
East Maegashira #1
9–6
 
East Komusubi #1
4–11
 
East Maegashira #4
8–7
 
1959 East Maegashira #1
9–6
 
West Komusubi #2
9–6
 
West Sekiwake #1
10–5
F
East Sekiwake #1
10–5
 
East Sekiwake #1
8–7
 
East Sekiwake #1
5–10
 
1960 West Maegashira #1
8–7
 
East Komusubi #2
8–7
 
East Komusubi #1
6–9
 
West Maegashira #1
7–8
 
East Maegashira #1
6–9
 
West Maegashira #5
6–9
 
1961 East Maegashira #7
8–7
 
West Maegashira #3
8–7
O
West Maegashira #1
8–7
 
East Komusubi #2
10–5
F
West Sekiwake #1
8–7
 
West Sekiwake #1
3–12
 
1962 West Maegashira #4
11–4
 
West Komusubi #1
10–5
O
West Sekiwake #2
13–2
O
West Ōzeki #2
11–4
 
East Ōzeki #1
11–4
 
West Ōzeki #1
10–5
 
1963 West Ōzeki #1
9–6
 
East Ōzeki #2
13–2
 
East Ōzeki #1
9–6
 
East Ōzeki #2
12–3
 
East Ōzeki #2
6–9
 
East Ōzeki #3
8–7
 
1964 East Ōzeki #3
9–6
 
East Ōzeki #2
4–6–5
 
West Ōzeki #2
11–4
 
East Ōzeki #2
12–3
 
East Ōzeki #2
8–7
 
West Ōzeki #2
8–7
 
1965 West Ōzeki #2
11–4
 
East Ōzeki #1
9–6
 
West Ōzeki #1
3–6–6
 
East Ōzeki #2
8–7
 
West Ōzeki #1
6–9
 
West Ōzeki #1
5–10
 
1966 East Ōzeki #2
Retired
5–10
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. ^ "Tochihikari Masayuki Rikishi Information". Sumo Reference. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 

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