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Ex-Moukonami- what he is doesing nowday?

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Looks like the only sumo wrestler being somewhat successful in other contact sports has been Henry Miller aka Sentoryu ?

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Looks like the only sumo wrestler being somewhat successful in other contact sports has been Henry Miller aka Sentoryu ?

Don't forget Kototenta.

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Kototenzan, you mean ?

He didn't really have a long sumo career, of course.

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No comments yet on the fact that this article is from last April...?

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No comments yet on the fact that this article is from last April...?

Well, nothing much going on at the moment, so..

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Kototenzan, you mean ?

He didn't really have a long sumo career, of course.

He started off as Kototenta, from his real name Tenta. He quit sumo just as he was starting to come up against real opposition, at top makushita. He died a year or two back, didn't he?

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He started off as Kototenta, from his real name Tenta. He quit sumo just as he was starting to come up against real opposition, at top makushita. He died a year or two back, didn't he?

Well, two longs years then, as he died in 2006.

If you search for rikishi Kototenta on the Sumo Database, nothing comes up. Weird, as he only had one basho as Kototenzan.

I still feel it's a pity that he quit sumo, after 3-0, 7-0 Y, 7-0 Y and 7-0 Y. He already was in lower Makushita at that point.

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He started off as Kototenta, from his real name Tenta. He quit sumo just as he was starting to come up against real opposition, at top makushita. He died a year or two back, didn't he?

Well, two longs years then, as he died in 2006.

I still feel it's a pity that he quit sumo, after 3-0, 7-0 Y, 7-0 Y and 7-0 Y. He already was in lower Makushita at that point.

Yes, but as I pointed out, he wasn't facing real opposition till the time he quit. He was an adult with excellent wrestling experience (what kind? whatever it was, he was a champion) and then he came to Japan and had to start at the bottom, against 15/16 year old kids. Of course he shot up the lower ranks.

But when I last observed him (I was escorting a husband-and-wife Canadian photo team) he was well up in the makushita ranks (as I recall) and was losing around two-thirds of his practice bouts. Shortly afterwards he quit sumo.

Ah memories, memories. That was the visit when the then master, former Yokozuna Kotozakura, personally invited me to stay to chanko and talk with him.

Orion

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If you search for rikishi Kototenta on the Sumo Database, nothing comes up.

Are you sure?

Ooops, I had mistyped one letter. :-)

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