We’d like to greet our great readers with a quiz focusing on the 2019 year in makuuchi. I hope everybody will enjoy it and that this thread will remind us some of the best moments in a tormented year 2019.
Good luck to all, and Merry Christmas !
1. How many honbasho have been won by a foreign-born rikishi ?
2. Nobody won more bouts than Asanoyama in 2019. Who finished runner up ?
3. And many wins have notched all three yokozuna combined ?
4. How many shin-makuuchi rikishis (newly promoted wrestlers to the top division) have we seen in 2019 ?
5. How many rikishi have made their san’yaku debut in 2019 ?
Note : we’re only talking about rikishi who have never, ever been in san’yaku before 2019 !
6. What has been Enho’s record in makuuchi ?
a. 10-5 ; 8-7 ; 5-10 ; 6-9
b. 8-7 ; 7-8 ; 10-5 ; 9-6 ; 8-7
c. 6-9 ; 6-9 ; 12-3 ; 4-11 ; 8-7
d. 7-8 ; 9-6 ; 9-6 ; 8-7
7. Abi had a fine year 2019. Which of these statements is true ?
a. He made his makuuchi debut in March 2018
b. He managed double digits once in 2019
c. He made his sekiwake debut in 2019
d. He managed six kachi koshi in 2019
8. Takakeisho had a mixed year 2019, having to cope with serious injuries. He did so quite impressively, however, going to a playoff in September, where he lost to Mitakeumi. Who was the last rikishi to lose a playoff in makuuchi ?
9. Terutsuyoshi luckily escaped juryo demotion after the Natsu basho 2019. Sumo gods’ lenience paid off as he produced an astonishing 12-3 result in Nagoya, finishing runner up for his third makuuchi appearance. Who did better ?
10. How many foreign rikishi have made a makuuchi appearance in 2019 (having fought in at least one bout) ?
11. Ishiura usually bounces from juryo to makuuchi, and from makuuchi to juryo. If M symbolizes makuuchi and J symbolizes juryo, how can one represent Ishiura’s year ?
a. J – M – M – J – M – M
b. M – J – J – M – J – M
c. J – M – J – M – J – M
d. M – M – J – M – J – M
12. What about Chiyomaru ?
a. J – M – J – J – M – M
b. M – M – J – M – J – M
c. M – J – J – J – M – M
d. J – J – M – M – J – M
13. Azumaryu made a makuuchi return during the Aki basho. He last appeared in makuuchi in…
14. Which one of these rikishi have earned two kinboshi in 2019 ?
15. Which one of these wrestlers have produced six make kochi this year ?