Kotomitsuki Keiji

Kotomitsuki Keiji is a former sumo wrestler from Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. A former amateur champion, he turned professional in 1999. He reached the top makuuchi division in November 2000 and won one ysh or tournament championship, in September 2001. He was a runnerup in eight other tournaments, and earned thirteen sansh or special prizes. He is one of five wrestlers in the history of sumo to receive all three sansh in the same tournament, accomplishing the feat in the November 2000 honbasho. After a recordtournaments at sekiwake, he achieved promotion to sumos second highest rank of zeki in July 2007 upon winningout of 45 bouts in three consecutive tournaments. This made him atthe oldest man to reach zeki in the modern era. He wrestled for Sadogatake stable. On July 4, 2010, he was expelled from professional sumo by the Japan Sumo Association for his involvement in an illegal gambling ring.


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