Mizuta Kento from the Tokiwayama stable and Takeshoyama from the Fujishima stable, who performed well at the top of the Makushita at the first sumo wrestling event this month, will be promoted to Juryo in the spring of March.
The Japan Sumo Association held a spring place ranking organization meeting to be held in March, and decided to promote Mizuta Kento in the Tokiwayama stable and Takeshoyama in the Fujishima stable.
Mizuta Kento is 24 years old from Kumamoto prefecture.
I entered the Takanohana stable from Tottori Johoku High School and stepped on the first ring in the previous sumo wrestling at the beginning of 2014.
After that, in 2018, I transferred to the Chiganoura stable at that time and the current Tokiwayama room.
He is good at pushing, and at the first place, he achieved a good result of 5 wins and 2 losses at the top of the West Makushita, and decided to promote Juryo.
Takeshiyama is 25 years old from Ibaraki prefecture.
I entered the Fujishima stable from Saitama Sakae High School and stepped on the first bale at the previous sumo wrestling at the beginning of 2014.
He raised the ranking with his strong push sumo and decided to promote to Juryo by winning the first place, which was the second piece under the East Makushita, with 4 wins and 3 losses.
In addition, Ichiyamamoto in the Nishonoseki stable and Nishikifuji in the Isegahama stable will be returned to Juryo.
Mizuta Kento "I want to go to Makuuchi soon"
Mizuta Kento of the Tokiwayama room, who was decided to be promoted to Juryo at the sumo spring place, expressed his determination to "win with Juryo and go to Makuuchi as soon as possible".
I've been sumo wrestling under the Makushita for the past four years, but last year I've won everywhere and gradually increased my ranking.
The first place was the highest in the West Makushita, and it was decided to win with 5 wins and 2 losses and to be promoted to Juryo in the spring place in March.
Mizuta Kento met online and said, "I was delighted when I heard the news of the promotion, but as usual, I was normal."
Regarding the promotion of Juryo in seven years from the first ring, he said, "I was mentally immature, so it took me a long time to grow. If I lost, I would be negative."
On top of that, as an opportunity to change his mentality, he revealed advice from Ozeki and Takakeishō in the same room, and was told to set a goal of "promoting within two years" to the extent that he was an adult. I said.
Regarding future goals, he expressed his determination, "First of all, I want to come to the place first, do the best, and win with ten cars. And I want to go to Makuuchi as soon as possible."