The ranking for the Grand Sumo Spring Tournament to be held in Osaka in March has been announced, and new Ozeki Kotonowaka has been placed in the West Ozeki position.

[Click here for details] Kotonowaka promoted to ozeki "Dedicated to sumo with a feeling of gratitude"

Kotonowaka competed for the championship at the first tournament in January, had a good record of 13 wins and two losses, and was promoted to ozeki after the tournament.

He is the first new ozeki wrestler from Chiba Prefecture in 69 years, and will sit as the west ozeki at the spring tournament held in March.

The new entrant is 24-year-old Takerufuji, who won his first tournament as a new Juryo with 13 wins and 2 losses.

It has been 11 years since he entered the next place in the new Juryo, since Endo in the fall of 2013.

Excluding wrestlers from the makushita, the number of new wrestlers entering the ring from the first dohyo to nine places is the fastest since 1957, when the six-place system was established.

In addition, Terunofuji, who won his first tournament in three tournaments, will sit as Yokozuna in the East and aim for his 10th championship.

[Click here for details] First place Yokozuna Terunofuji wins, 9th time after 4 places

Takakeisho, who took a break in the middle of the first tournament, is the ozeki of the east, and if he loses, he will be welcomed as a kakuban, which will fall from ozeki.

This will be Takakeisho's 8th Kakuban.

In addition, in the Sanyaku team, Wakamotoharu, who won 10 times in his first tournament, returned to sekiwake, and two, Aen and Nishiki, returned to komusubi.

On the other hand, 37-year-old Takarafuji fell to jūryō, and his record of consecutive makuuchi appearances since his debut in 2013 stopped at 990, which ranks sixth in history.

The first day of the Sumo Spring Tournament will be held on March 10th at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium.