Sasanishiki

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I stumbled across the record of Haguroyama, the 36th Yokozuna, and was struck by the consecutive yusho he had in 5 tournaments to go from Jonokuchi to Jonidan, Sandanme, Makushita, Juryo and into Makunouchi. This is obviously helped by the smaller numbers of wrestlers on the banzuke in the 1930s and that the basho were only held in January and May. Nevertheless, I found it an interesting and quirky statistic.

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Impressive, was that the best record in sumo history?

Looking at his kimarite statistics, Haguroyama seemed to be an excellent technician.

That photo on the sumodb page is very imposing, too!

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Haguroyama is one of three people I believe to have won at least one title in all six divisions. I do not remember the second person but the third was Tochiazuma II.

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4 hours ago, WAKATAKE said:

Haguroyama is one of three people I believe to have won at least one title in all six divisions. I do not remember the second person but the third was Tochiazuma II.

I believe they are the only two to do it. I went searching and found something that said in 2002 when Tochiazuma won his top division yusho, it meant he was the first person since Haguroyama achieved it in 1941. I don't think anyone did it before Haguroyama, but I stand to be corrected. Fairly certain that no one has done it since.

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