Birthday conundrum #2 : the answer

Happy birthday, Terutsuyoshi Shoki!

Terutsuyoshi, in real life Mr. Fukuoka Shoki, is born January the 17th of 1995. He reached the sekitori ranks in January 2017, and makuuchi in March 2019.

Happy birthday, Terutsuyoshi Shoki!

He got as many winning records than losing ones, and has not faced any yokozuna so far. Two particular moments of his career can be highlighted: he finished with a jun-yusho in July 2019 with a formidable 12-3 record, alongside Hakuho (Kakuryu won that yusho with a 14-1 record). One year later, Terutsuyoshi helped his stablemate Terunofuji to win his second yusho, defeating the Mongolian’s rival Asanoyama on day 14, thanks to a now famous ashitori pick. That’s his only win to an ozeki so far.


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