A ranking organization meeting was held for the Grand Sumo Spring Tournament to be held in March this year, and Ochiai, who was ranked 15th in the Makushita, who won the first place with a record of 7 wins, was the first place after the Showa era. It was decided to be promoted to a new juryo.
The Japan Sumo Association held a spring tournament ranking meeting on the 25th and decided to newly promote Ochiai of the Miyagino stable and Tama Shoho of the Kataonami stable to juryo.
Among them, Ochiai is 19 years old from Kurayoshi City, Tottori Prefecture.
Sumo powerhouse Tottori Johoku High School became a high school yokozuna for the second year in a row.
After graduating from high school, he was ranked as the 15th makushita due to his achievements in winning amateur tournaments. fulfilled.
Sumo wrestlers who have won all seven races within the 15th stage of the makushita are promoted to juryo in the next place, depending on the situation of the place, such as the results of other wrestlers. It will be the first time since the Showa era.
Also, Tama Zhengfeng is 29 years old from Mongolia.
He came to Japan at the age of 18 and stepped on the ring for the first time at the autumn tournament in 2011.
With the closure of the room he belonged to, he transferred repeatedly, and three years ago he transferred to Kataonami stable, where his brother-in-law, Tamawashi, belongs, and has been training.
After winning the makushita championship at the Kyushu tournament last year, the first tournament was held at the top of the makushita in the east, leaving a record of 4 wins and 3 losses.
The Grand Sumo Spring Tournament will open on March 12th at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium.