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大翔鳳 昌巳
Daishoho Masami
Personal information
Birth name Masami Murata
Date of birth May 7, 1967(1967-05-07)
Place of birth Toyohira, Sapporo, Hokkaidō
Date of death December 4, 1999 (aged 32)
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 146.5 kg (323 lb)
Career*
Heya Tatsunami
Record 369-380-65
Debut January, 1990
Highest rank Komusubi (January, 1993)
Retired July, 1999
Yūshō 1 (Juryo)
Sanshō Fighting Spirit (2)

* Career information is correct as of July 2007.

Daishoho Masami (7 May 1967 - 4 December 1999) was a sumo wrestler from Hokkaidō, Japan. His highest rank was komusubi.

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Career

Born in Sapporo, he took up skiing as a young boy, as he came from an area famous for its ski slopes. He also played basketball at school. However his father was an amateur sumo enthusiast and encouraged his son to try the sport.[1] In his third year of junior high he took part in the National Junior High School Sumo Championships, held in Tokyo, and was put up in Tatsunami stable during the championships.[1] Daishoho was an amateur sumo champion at Nihon University, and after graduation he returned to Tatsunami stable.[1] He entered professional sumo in January 1990 at the makushita level, and quickly reached the top makuuchi division in July 1991. His best performance in a tournament was in September 1992 when he was runner-up to Takahanada with 11 wins. He reached his highest rank of komusubi in January 1993, but after that he was plagued by a number of injuries to his knees, back and triceps. He fell back to the juryo division after pulling out of the January 1997 tournament on the 4th day.

In 1999 Daishoho was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He wanted to receive treatment whilst still remaining active on the dohyo, but in June he was persuaded by his doctors to enter hospital full time and so retired from sumo. Since it was clear that he would be unlikely to live long enough to have a formal retirement ceremony (danpatsu-shiki) at the Ryogoku Kokugikan, which normally takes place up to a year after retiring, in October 1999 his fellow wrestler and graduate of Nihon University Mainoumi organised a private function for him which was attended by many wrestlers and elders of the Sumo Association. Daishoho's weight had dropped from 150 kg to below 90 kg, and he died on 4 December at the age of 32.

Top division record

Daishoho Masami[2]


year in sumo January
Hatsu basho, Tokyo
March
Haru basho, Osaka
May
Natsu basho, Tokyo
July
Nagoya basho, Nagoya
September
Aki basho, Tokyo
November
Kyūshū basho, Fukuoka
1991 x x x West Maegashira #13
8–7
 
East Maegashira #10
6–9
 
West Maegashira #12
7–8
 
1992 East Maegashira #14
8–7
 
West Maegashira #9
9–6
 
East Maegashira #4
8–7
 
West Maegashira #2
5–10
 
West Maegashira #8
11–4
F
East Maegashira #1
9–6
 
1993 East Komusubi
4–11
 
East Maegashira #5
6–9
 
East Maegashira #9
8–7
 
East Maegashira #5
5–10
 
West Maegashira #10
9–6
 
East Maegashira #3
6–8–1
 
1994 Sat out due to injury West Maegashira #5
3–12
 
West Maegashira #14
9–6
 
West Maegashira #7
6–9
 
East Maegashira #13
8–7
 
East Maegashira #7
6–9
 
1995 West Maegashira #11
11–4
F
West Komusubi
5–10
 
East Maegashira #3
5–10
 
East Maegashira #7
6–9
 
West Maegashira #10
6–9
 
West Maegashira #14
10–5
 
1996 West Maegashira #8
7–8
 
West Maegashira #10
8–7
 
West Maegashira #4
10–5
 
West Komusubi
2–13
 
West Maegashira #5
8–7
 
East Maegashira #1
1–14
 
1997 East Maegashira #14
2–2–11
 
(Jūryō) (Jūryō) (Jūryō) (Jūryō) (Jūryō)
1998 (Jūryō) (Jūryō) (Jūryō) (Jūryō) (Jūryō) (Jūryō)
1999 (Jūryō) (Jūryō) (Jūryō) West Makushita #10
Retired
0–0–7
x x
Record given as win-loss-absent     Championship  Retired  Demoted from makuuchi

Sanshō key: F=Fighting spirit; O=Outstanding performance; T=Technique     Also shown: =Kinboshi(s) P=Playoff(s)
Divisions: MakuuchiJūryōMakushitaSandanmeJonidanJonokuchi

Makuuchi ranks: YokozunaŌzekiSekiwakeKomusubiMaegashira

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Sharnoff, Lora (1993). Grand Sumo. Weatherhill. ISBN 0-8348-0283-x.  
  2. ^ "Rikishi in Makunouchi and Juryo". szumo.hu. http://www.szumo.hu/sekitori/Daishoho.html. Retrieved 2007-08-08.  

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