Hananosato Yukio

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Hananosato Yukio
塙ノ里幸与
Hananosato 2010 Jan.JPG
Personal information
BornYukio Murakami
(1983-05-08) 8 May 1983 (age 37)
Ibaraki, Japan
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight114 kg (251 lb; 18.0 st)
Career
StableTakasago
Record243-214-12
DebutMarch, 1999
Highest rankMakushita 8 (March, 2005)
RetiredMay, 2010
* Up to date as of May 2010.

Hananosato Yukio (塙ノ里幸与, born 8 May 1983 as Yukio Murakami) is a former sumo wrestler from Hitachi, Ibaraki, Japan. He made his debut in March 1999, retiring in May 2010. His highest rank was makushita 8.

Career[edit]

He did judo at junior high school. He made his professional debut in March 1999, an entry class that also included ōzeki Kotomitsuki, komusubi Takamisakari and former maegashira Wakakirin. He initially fought under his own surname of Murakami, switching to Hananosato in January 2000. His highest rank was makushita 8, which he achieved in March 2005 after achieving seven straight kachi-koshi or winning records. This brought him close to sekitori status, but he was unable to achieve the necessary number of wins to earn promotion to the second highest jūryō division, scoring only one win against six losses at the March 2005 tournament. He was a junior member of the Takasago stable, home to yokozuna Asashoryu, and he served as one of Asashoryu's tsukebito, or personal attendants. He was in the fourth sandanme division from March 2006 until September 2007, and again from July to September 2008 after he was forced to pull out of the May 2008 tournament with an injury after only one bout. He fell to sandanme again in July 2009. At just 114 kg, very light for a sumo wrestler, he seemed to lack the weight necessary to make it to the top. In January 2010, he managed to again gain promotion to the makushita division, but after struggling again in this division he announced his retirement at the end of the May 2010 tournament.

Hananosato performed the (yumitori-shiki) or bow-twirling ceremony as a back-up to fellow Takasago stable wrestler Ōga. When Ōga suddenly retired in May 2007, Hananosato stepped in to perform the ceremony on a regional tour of Hawaii in June.

Fighting style[edit]

Hananosato's most common winning kimarite or technique was yori-kiri, or force out, but he was also fond of throws, both the underarm throw, shitatenage, and the overarm throw, uwatenage.[1] He also used rare leg trips and sweeps more usually associated with Mongolian sumo wrestlers, such as ashitori (leg pick) and nimaigeri (ankle kicking twist down).

Career record[edit]

Hananosato Yukio[2]
Year in sumo January
Hatsu basho, Tokyo
March
Haru basho, Osaka
May
Natsu basho, Tokyo
July
Nagoya basho, Nagoya
September
Aki basho, Tokyo
November
Kyūshū basho, Fukuoka
1999 x (Maezumo) West Jonokuchi #18
4–3
 
West Jonidan #151
5–2
 
East Jonidan #106
4–3
 
East Jonidan #83
4–3
 
2000 East Jonidan #58
4–3
 
West Jonidan #32
2–5
 
West Jonidan #58
4–3
 
East Jonidan #36
4–3
 
East Jonidan #15
5–2
 
East Sandanme #82
3–4
 
2001 East Jonidan #6
5–2
 
West Sandanme #70
2–5
 
East Sandanme #93
5–2
 
East Sandanme #60
3–4
 
East Sandanme #78
4–3
 
West Sandanme #61
6–1
 
2002 East Sandanme #9
2–5
 
West Sandanme #33
3–4
 
West Sandanme #54
4–3
 
East Sandanme #41
4–3
 
West Sandanme #28
4–3
 
West Sandanme #14
3–4
 
2003 West Sandanme #32
3–4
 
East Sandanme #51
6–1
 
East Sandanme #3
3–4
 
West Sandanme #14
5–2
 
East Makushita #52
3–4
 
East Sandanme #5
3–4
 
2004 East Sandanme #18
6–1
 
East Makushita #40
4–3
 
West Makushita #34
4–3
 
West Makushita #29
4–3
 
West Makushita #22
5–2
 
West Makushita #15
4–3
 
2005 East Makushita #10
4–3
 
East Makushita #8
1–6
 
West Makushita #28
3–4
 
West Makushita #34
4–3
 
West Makushita #28
3–4
 
East Makushita #36
2–5
 
2006 East Makushita #53
1–6
 
East Sandanme #19
3–4
 
West #36
Sat out due to injury
0–0–7
East Sandanme #97
5–2
 
East Sandanme #65
6–1
 
West Sandanme #10
3–4
 
2007 West Sandanme #27
3–4
 
West Sandanme #43
5–2
 
East Sandanme #15
4–3
 
East Sandanme #5
4–3
 
East Makushita #56
4–3
 
West Makushita #48
3–4
 
2008 East Makushita #56
6–1
 
East Makushita #25
2–5
 
West Makushita #41
1–1–5
 
West Sandanme #12
3–4
 
West Sandanme #25
5–2
 
West Makushita #58
4–3
 
2009 West Makushita #48
4–3
 
West Makushita #40
2–5
 
East Makushita #56
3–4
 
East Sandanme #7
3–4
 
East Sandanme #23
4–3
 
East Sandanme #10
6–1
 
2010 West Makushita #34
3–4
 
East Makushita #41
4–3
 
West Makushita #31
Retired
1–6
x x x
Record given as win-loss-absent    Top Division Champion Top Division Runner-up Retired Lower Divisions

Sanshō key: F=Fighting spirit; O=Outstanding performance; T=Technique     Also shown: =Kinboshi(s); P=Playoff(s)
Divisions: MakuuchiJūryōMakushitaSandanmeJonidanJonokuchi

Makuuchi ranks: YokozunaŌzekiSekiwakeKomusubiMaegashira

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hananosato bouts by kimarite". Sumo Reference. Retrieved 23 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Hananosato Yukiyo Rikishi Information". Sumo Reference. Retrieved 8 March 2017.

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