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Raishu

Retirees November 2020

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4 hours ago, Raishu said:

After the November basho, the following Rikishi are now retired:

Former Sekitori:

Kotoshogiku

Gagamaru

Hitenryu

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Non-sekitori retirements:

Kotoseigo

Kihonoumi

Asahijo

Sasazaki

Wakaryusei

Uminishiki

Haruku

Taiga

Oju

Based on the db, most of the non-sekitori retirees are either short-timers who didn't like the lifestyle (Sasazaki, Haruku) or frequently injured rikishi (Kotoseigo, Oju, Wakaryusei, Uminishiki).  Of note, Kotoseigo had three separate stretches out of competition, but made it to mid-Makushita before retiring.  Kihonoumi spent the majority of his 123-basho career in Makushita.

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Uminishiki evidently wanted to retire under his shikona, having switched back to it for this very basho. He will be returning to his hometown in Fukuoka and begin studying/training for a career in childcare. After/Before danpatsu-shiki:

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Kotoseigo after his danpatsu-shiki:

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Injuries kept Taiga largely absent for the last couple of years of his career, with only one complete basho since 2018 Aki. With his retirement, Mimurodake stands alone as the last active rikishi from the old Asahiyama-beya.

Kihonoumi was the longest-serving rikishi in Dewanoumi-beya, retiring at 36 after just over two decades on the dohyo. He made his debut in 2000 Haru alongside fellow retiree Hitenryu who is only 12 days younger.

Wakaryusei was ex-Wakanosato's second uchideshi (following the already-retired Wakasatake) before he branched out to found Nishiiwa-beya.

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On 25/11/2020 at 15:00, Yamanashi said:

Kihonoumi spent the majority of his 123-basho career in Makushita.

A tough old veteran who came reasonably close to sekitori a couple of times but couldn't quite get there. At least he can boast that he had winning records against Takayasu (2-0) and Daieisho (1-0) and wins over quite a few other big names like Chiyonokuni and Kotoyuki. Good luck to him!

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