22-year-old Umi Hirado held a press conference after the ranking of the Grand Sumo Tournament Autumn Tournament to be held in September was announced, and said, "I want to do my best to win double digits."

Sakaigawa stable's Hirado Umi is 22 years old from Hirado City, Nagasaki Prefecture.

In addition to his strong right four, he has also improved his thrust and push, and won 10 wins at the Nagoya tournament last month, which he faced in the eighth juryo of the east, and made a new start at the autumn tournament.

It is the first time in 11 years that a wrestler from Nagasaki Prefecture has been promoted to makuuchi since Sada no Fuji in the 2011 Kyushu tournament.

Hirado Kai attended an online press conference on the 29th and said, "I'm happy because I didn't think I could come up so quickly. I practiced every day because I thought I wouldn't lose to my opponent. I'm glad I made a lot of effort," he said, looking back on the six years since the first ring.

Also, about his thoughts on his hometown Hirado City, Nagasaki Prefecture, he said, "I want people to know more about Hirado. The number of sumo wrestlers is decreasing, so it would be nice if more people wanted to be like me." rice field.

Then, he enthusiastically said, "I want to win sumo from the rehearsal hall with the feeling of the main tournament. I want to do my best to win double digits."

Master Sakaigawa, who was present at the press conference, said, "I feel that I've become stronger through daily practice. The makuuchi is naturally going to be tough, but I want them to face sumo wrestling with an offensive mindset without hesitation." I was hoping.

The Grand Sumo Autumn Tournament will begin on September 11th at the Kokugikan in Ryogoku, Tokyo.