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Smallest Rikishi?

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OK, I know I've seen this somewhere on SF before, but how far back do we have to go to find a rikishi of less than Enho's 98/99 kg?

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Ishinriki, who reached Juryo 1 in 1989 and retired in 1991, was 175 cm (5 feet 9 inches) tall and weighed 85 kg (187 lb). He was three inches taller than Enho but weighed far less than Enho's 98/99 kg.  Despite his very small size, he had a career record of approximately 20 more wins than losses. 

There may have been smaller rikishis but I doubt if any of them came close to reaching the rank of Juryo 1. 

This is a video of him putting up a very good performance against Takahanada who later became yokozuna Takanohana. 

 

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1 hour ago, Kaminariyuki said:

OK, I know I've seen this somewhere on SF before, but how far back do we have to go to find a rikishi of less than Enho's 98/99 kg?

I assume you mean sekitori. Obviously there must be a few kids in jonokuchi who are lighter. In addition to Ishiniriki there was Takanoyama who may have been a kilo or two lighter then Enho when he was in juryo.

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58 minutes ago, ryafuji said:

I assume you mean sekitori. Obviously there must be a few kids in jonokuchi who are lighter. In addition to Ishiniriki there was Takanoyama who may have been a kilo or two lighter then Enho when he was in juryo.

Exactly, who was the last sekitori to weigh less than 98 kg. Figured there might have been someone since Mianoumi (but I haven't checked his actual stats).

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I think for the most of his career Mainoumi was around the 95/96 kg mark, only near the end did he hit the 100kg.

Kyokudozan was around 95kg when he first entered Makunouchi, but he did manage to put a few kilos on, ending around 105kg.

 

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