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Which Basho was won the most times by a non-Japanese??? (all gaijin winners combined)

I don't remember exactly, but maybe it was in 2005 or early 2006. I seem to remember that every division was won by a foreigner except one.

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.. and by quite a distance too.

an addition to the above question. Which basho was the LAST one to be won by a gaijin rikishi, who won it and when ?

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Kotonosato, I interpreted the question differently. I took it to mean which of the Jan/Mar/May/Jul/Sep/Nov basho's over history have been won the most times by a foreigner?

For example, Hatsu over the years has only had 6 foreign winners.

Edited by Bealzbob

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For example, Hatsu over the years has only had 6 foreign winners.

Intriguingly, check out the same thing with yusho not limited just to Makuuchi...

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For example, Hatsu over the years has only had 6 foreign winners.

Intriguingly, check out the same thing with yusho not limited just to Makuuchi...

Well there you go (Bearded disguise...) Who'd a thunk it.

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Kotonosato, I interpreted the question differently. I took it to mean which of the Jan/Mar/May/Jul/Sep/Nov basho's over history have been won the most times by a foreigner?

For example, Hatsu over the years has only had 6 foreign winners.

I see. I guess I misinterpreted the question.

Anyway, can someone tell me which basho I was thinking of? I'm pretty sure that there was a basho about a year or two ago where every division except one was won by a foreigner. Can sombody check that?

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Nagoya '04. 4 of the 6 winners were foreign (M-Asashoryu, Jy-Kotooshu, Sn-Kokuryu & Jk-Baruto). Toyonokuni & Shiraishi won the others.

Haru '04. 4 of the 6 were foreign too. This time Asashoryu, Hakuho, Kotooshu & Minaminoshima (Tongan) won the 4 top divisions with Keno & Onishi winning the bottom 2.

There aren't any from 2004 onwards with 5 foreign winners.

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Hatsu 2003. (Bearded disguise...)

Asashoryu

Asasekiryu

Kokkai

Tokitenku

Toho

Kotooshu

Edited by Asashosakari

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Argh, I went back to Haru '03 (Bearded disguise...)

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Hatsu 2003. (Bearded disguise...)

Asashoryu

Asasekiryu

Kokkai

Tokitenku

Toho

Kotooshu

That must be the one I was thinking of. Thanks a lot.

Seems like just a year or two ago. Time flies...

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