The Japan Sumo Association held an extraordinary board meeting and formally decided on Kirimayama's promotion to Ozeki, who had won 11 victories in the summer. He is the sixth Mongolian sumo wrestler to be promoted to Ozeki since Terunofuji, who was promoted after the summer of Heisei 27.
Kirimayama had 1 wins at the first place in January, 11 wins at the spring venue held at Shinsekiwaki, and 12 wins at the summer tournament held until May 5, surpassing the total of the three wins in the last three places in which he played in the three roles as "28", which is higher than the target of "11" for Ozeki's promotion.
The Japan Sumo Association held a numbering meeting and an extraordinary board meeting for the next Nagoya location at the Kokugikan in Tokyo and Ryogoku on the 3st, and formally decided on Kirimayama's promotion to Ozeki.
Shin-ōzeki will be the first since Ontake Kai, who was promoted after the first place last year.
He is the sixth Mongolian sumo wrestler to be promoted to Ozeki since Terunofuji, who was promoted after the summer of Heisei 34.
On the morning of the 33st, an emissary from the Sumo Association will head to the Mutsu room in Sumida Ward, Tokyo, and a ceremony to announce the promotion of Ozeki will be held.
It is noteworthy what kind of words Kirimayama uses to express his determination as an ōzeki.
Strong legs and tenacious sumo wrestling
Mount Kirimayama is a 27-year-old from Mongolia.
In addition to the left four, he has a tenacious sumo wrestling that takes a front turn and makes use of his strong legs and waist.
In Mongolia, they lived in mobile dwellings called gers as nomads, and when they were boys, they rode horses alone, so they also engaged in judo and Mongolian sumo.
He had no sumo experience and weighed about 1 kg, but after coming to Japan, he joined Mutsu and stepped on the first ring in the former sumo tournament in the summer of Heisei 70, and won the third dan championship in Kyushu that year.
After that, he suffered from injuries to his left knee during the makushita, but under the guidance of his mentor and former Ozeki and Kirishima Mutsu Oyakata, as well as former yokozuna and Tsururyu masters from Mongolia, he steadily improved his ability by learning sumo techniques while building his body.
Then, about five years after the first dojo, he was promoted to Koyui, the new third role, in the Kyushu place the following year.
After that, it was a flat curtain for a while, but when he returned to Koyui last fall, he won 27 double-digit wins in the first place of this year, the first time in three roles.
The other place in Shinsekiwaki won the championship match against Daieisho to win the championship for the first time with 5 wins and 2 losses, and now the place has 11 wins to secure Ozeki's promotion.