Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wrestlers of the Month: Ozeki Kaio
The wrestler of the month is Ozeki Kaio.
Kaio began his long career in 1988 and moved up to the top division in 1993 finishing 4-11. After two more tournaments in the Juryo division he came back to the Top in November finishing 10-5. His first tournament championship came in 2000 when he won the May tournament as an Komusubi, posting a 14-1 record. After promotion to Ozeki two tournaments later he went on to win 4 more championships and posting a career record of 1,047 wins and 700 losses. He retired after this months tournament only winning 3. He withdrew after day 11. He holds the record for most wins passing Chiyonofuji.
Kaio will remain in sumo as a coach and will be named Asakayama.