Featured Rikishi - Homasho
Posted 11 February 2008 - 22:57
Searching through the database I found only two instances in the last 60 years where a rikishi had a KK from M1 or higher and then managed to get only seven wins in the following two bashos combined.
The first one was Tamanoumi who had a 12-3 as M1 in Kyushu 1959, but then went 4-11 from Komusubi and 3-12 from M5. However, he was already 36 years old back then, and certainly on a general decline.
The second case was Ryuko who finished 8-7 as Komusubi in Haru 1970, and then went 5-10 from Komusubi, followed by 2-13 from M3. This case is not really comparable to Homasho because both make-koshi basho were in the meatgrinder.
There is certainly something strange going on with Homasho.
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 02:59
Edited by higginbotham, 12 February 2008 - 03:01.
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