It’s surely a great thing to discuss about Abi’s scandal(s), Ura and Terunofuji’s renaissance, or the future of both ozeki.
But this time, I’d like to dedicate a small article on Kamito Daiki.
Kamito Daiki turns 25 today. He’s born in the Nagasaki region, and belongs to Tatsunami beya – the one that saw three rikishi facing each other in July’s crazy juryo playoff, namely Meisei, Hoshoryu and Akua.
Kamito entered maezumo in March 2017, and slowly rose through the ranks (thanks to a bunch of 4-3 records). In injured himself in September 2019, while ranked at his career best, makushita 45. He struggled to regain full fitness and went down to sandanme. But Kamito is now back on track, having just achieved a remarkable 6-1 record ranked makushita 55 – he should get a spot around makushita 25, in September. Not quite within reach of the salaried ranks, but he’s coming close to it.
He is quite a small wrestler (175 cm for 117 kg), and is an ochi wrestler.
I wish him all the best for his twenty fifth birthday!
It was certainly worth writting a few lines about him. After all, we’re perhaps discussing about a future san’yaku guy?