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We've already reached virtual day 13 of the phantom Natsu basho. Nikkan reminds us of day 13 from Natsu 1989: Takahanada became youngest ever makushita yusho winner (surpassing Kashiwado) and with this started his run on the youngest ever records - he got the important ones, mostly then held by Kitanoumi, who keeps that for yokozuna. Records taken by the later Takanohana are in the categories (full list) youngest ever: makushita yusho, sekitori, makuuchi, sansho - first in the categories kanto-sho and gino-sho, one basho later the shukun-sho should also still be a record for that, kinboshi, komusubi, sekiwake, makuuchi yusho, most wins of the year, ozeki (from Taiho), zensho yusho - maybe riji can be added to the list.

http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202006040000357.html

lower div yusho Natsu 1989: juryo Kushimaumi, ms Takahanada, sd Kotokabuto, jd Toyomusashi, jk Mineyama (Kobo)

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On 20/03/2020 at 16:34, Yubinhaad said:

With a 5-2 kachi-koshi from this basho, Yoshii will become only the seventh rikishi to make his Makushita debut as a 16-year-old (since 1972, when completion of junior high school became mandatory). At 16 years, 8 months and 28 days when the banzuke is released, he will be the third-youngest following Asahizakura and Takahanada.

The last 16-year-old Makushita rikishi was Hagiwara (Kisenosato) in 2003 Nagoya, although he turned 17 in between the banzuke release and the start of the basho.

The canceled Natsu basho may have cost Yoshii the chance to surpass Kisenosato for some more of the youngest ever records. He is 5th youngest to makushita, 3 months earlier than Kisenosato. Of the 4 above him, 3 made it to yokozuna, but Asahizakura, with 16y8m the youngest of those who entered after graduation, didn't make it to sekitori wiki/旭桜隆秀. Kitanoumi, who made it the youngest overall at age 15y 9m, along with graduation, had started age 13.

Yoshii is only the 4th middle school yokozuna to enter right after middle school graduation. Now for the first time since middle school became compulsory in 1947, no Japanese born who started at 15 is among the sanyaku ranks, since for Haru Takayasu dropped to maegashira. Top is now Takanosho at m2.

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On 05/06/2020 at 16:19, Akinomaki said:

We've already reached virtual day 13 of the phantom Natsu basho. Nikkan reminds us of day 13 from Natsu 1989: Takahanada became youngest ever makushita yusho winner (surpassing Kashiwado) 

Takahanada, Makushita Yusho Natsu 1989

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