Who is a famous sumo wrestler?

Futabayama Taiho is considered by many to be the greatest sumo wrestler of all time. He was the youngest ever yokozuna, achieving the rank in 1961 at the age of 21, and won the Emperor’s Cup a record 32 times before he retired in 1971.

Who was the tallest yokozuna?

Akebono Tarō
After two consecutive yusho or tournament championships in November 1992 and January 1993 he made history by becoming the first non-Japanese-born wrestler ever to reach yokozuna, the highest rank in sumo….

Akebono Tarō
Height 203 cm (6 ft 8 in)
Weight 233 kg (514 lb; 36.7 st)
Stable Azumazeki

Will Terunofuji become yokozuna?

Following a runner-up performance in the July 2021 tournament, he was promoted to become the sport’s 73rd yokozuna. Following the retirement of fellow Mongolian Hakuhō in September 2021, Terunofuji became the only active yokozuna.

Who are Takanohana II and Wakanohana III?

By the early 90’s, Takanohana II and Wakanohana III, the young princes of sumo, were poised to dominate the future of the sport. They emerged at the forefront of a new generation of talent and had already amassed several awards and accolades, adding to those of their legendary father and uncle. The Hanada family dynasty had never looked stronger.

What happened to Takanohana Hanada?

While Wakanohana sought a career first in American football and later as a chanko-nabe restauranteur, Takanohana remained in the sumo association, taking over his father’s prestigious stable. Upon the death of their father in 2005, the Hanada family was divided by an incredibly bitter and public dispute between the two former Yokozuna.

How did Takanohana win his fights?

Takanohana was the youngest ever to reach the top division at just 17, and he set a number of other age-related records. He had a solid but aggressive style, looking to get a right hand grip on his opponents’ mawashi and move them quickly out of the ring. He won over half his bouts by a straightforward yorikiri, or force out.

Is Takanohana married to his son?

In May 1995 Takanohana married television announcer Keiko Kono, eight years older than him. They have a son and two daughters. His son Yuuichi is a shoemaker and radio personality who is married to the daughter of former sumo wrestler Fujinoshin. It was reported in November 2018 that Takanohana and Kono had divorced.