Kaiō Earns 1046th Sumo Victory, Breaking Chiyonofuji’s Career Record

Kaiō's 1046th Victory
Kaiō forces Kyokutenhō from the ring for his 1046th career victory, the most ever by a sumo wrestler. Photo by Yoshikazu Okunishi.

Kaiō Earns 1046th Sumo Victory, Breaking Chiyonofuji’s Career Record
New record holder modestly says this is just the initial phase of his record-breaking since he is also on his way to having the most losses ever.
Yomiuri Shimbun: 魁皇、通算1046勝…千代の富士抜き単独1位; やっと序盤が終わっただけ…新記録達成の魁皇
July 14, 2011

On the 5th day of the Grand Sumo Tournament in Nagoya (July 14, Aichi Gym), ōzeki Kaiō (age 38, legal name Hirayuki Koga, member of the Tomozuna stable) defeated Kyokutenhō to earn his 1046th career victory, a new record in the sport.

Kaiō used one of his signature moves, pulling his opponent’s belt with a right overarm grip, to force Kyokutenhō from the ring.

Kaiō tied Chiyonofuji’s 20-year old record by winning yesterday, and today he set a new standard. (Chiyonofuji is now an oyakata, or coach, with the stage name Kokonoe.)

The new world record holder said, “As far as numbers go, this is just the first record I’m going to break, since I’m also on the way to having the most losses ever. That said, I couldn’t be happier.”

Note: Ōzeki is the second-highest rank in sumo. Kaiō has never been a yokozuna, but his longevity is unmatched.

Original/原稿:
魁皇、通算1046勝…千代の富士抜き単独1位

旭天鵬(右)を寄り切りで下し、通算勝ち星の史上最多新記録となる1046勝目を挙げた魁皇=奥西義和撮影

大相撲・名古屋場所5日目(14日・愛知県体育館)――大相撲の大関魁皇(38)(友綱部屋)が14日、愛知県体育館で開かれた名古屋場所5日目の旭天鵬戦に勝ち、通算勝ち星の史上最多新記録となる1046勝目を挙げた。

魁皇は得意の右上手を引き、旭天鵬を力強く寄り切った。

魁皇は、前日の4日目に千代の富士(現・九重親方)と並ぶ歴代1位の通算1045勝に到達したが、この日の白星で20年ぶりに記録を更新した。
(2011年7月14日17時41分 読売新聞)

やっと序盤が終わっただけ…新記録達成の魁皇

愛知県体育館で開催中の大相撲名古屋場所5日目の14日、大関魁皇(38)(友綱部屋)が、前人未到の通算1046勝を達成した。

前日、千代の富士の持つ歴代1位記録に並んだ魁皇はこの日、十分の右上手まわしを引く堂々の寄りで旭天鵬を退けた。

大関魁皇の話「数字のことを言われても、やっと序盤が終わっただけ。黒星先行になっているのに喜んではいられない」
(2011年7月14日19時08分 読売新聞)

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