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Hoshitango Imachi

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Hoshitango Imachi
星誕期 偉真智
星誕期2016.jpg
Personal information
BornImachi Marcelo Salomon
(1965-09-05) 5 September 1965 (age 54)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Weight167 kg (368 lb)
Career
StableMichinoku
Record430-388-11
DebutMay, 1987
Highest rankJūryō 3 (January, 2000)
RetiredJanuary, 2004
* Up to date as of July 2007.

Hoshitango Imachi (星誕期 偉真智, born Imachi Marcelo Salomon; September 5, 1965) is an Argentine-born Japanese former professional sumo wrestler and current professional wrestler. His highest rank was Jūryō 3.

Life and career

A former swimming instructor, Salomon was spotted by a visiting Japanese coach at a gym in Buenos Aires who encouraged him to try sumo.[1] After studying at Chuo University,[2] he joined Michinoku stable in May 1987 at the age of 21 to support his family. He was the first, and to date only, Jew in professional sumo.[3] He was given the shikona of Hoshitango, with "Hoshi" (star) a common prefix in Michinoku stable, and "tango" a reference to the popular dance.[3] He reached the second highest jūryō division for the first time in September 1992, but lasted only one tournament there before being demoted back to the unsalaried third makushita division. He managed another three tournaments in the second division in 1994 but once again fell back. In September 1998, at the age of 33, he demonstrated his fighting spirit by once again returning to jūryō, this time remaining for 12 straight tournaments. He was not able to break into the top makuuchi division, peaking at jūryō 3 in January 2000. In July 2000 he lost every one of his fifteen bouts and fell, once more, to the third division where he remained until his retirement in January 2004. His retirement ceremony or danpatsu-shiki was attended by around 150 people including stablemates Jumonji and Toyozakura as well as the former Terao and Kirishima, who as his stablemaster made the final cut of his topknot.[4]

Hoshitango was joined at Michinoku stable in 1988 by another Buenos Aires native, Hoshiandesu, who reached a highest rank of jūryō 2 before retiring in 2000.

Hoshitango became a Japanese citizen in October 2000. His Japanese name was registered as Tango Hoshi.[4]

Retirement from sumo

After retiring he opened a sports bar and restaurant called Tan & Go Dining which specialized in Japanese and South American fusion cuisine.[5]

Fighting style

Hoshitango was an oshi-sumo specialist who preferred pushing and thrusting techniques to fighting on the mawashi. His most common winning kimarite were hataki-komi (slap down), hiki-otoshi (pull down) and okuri dashi (push out from behind).

Professional wrestling career

Imachi is currently a professional wrestler for the Japanese company DDT (Dramatic Dream Team) and has also wrestled for HUSTLE, Ice Ribbon and New Japan Pro Wrestling. Hoshitango has recently become part of the Monster Army stable with members Antonio Honda, Daisuke Sasaki and Yuji Hino, since joining the team in August 2011.[6] Hoshitango has had multiple title matches for the KO-D Tag Team Championship and is a former DDT Extreme Division Champion. On June 23, 2013, Hoshitango, Honda and Hino won the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Championship.[7]

Sumo career record

Hoshitango Imachi[8]
Year in sumo January
Hatsu basho, Tokyo
March
Haru basho, Osaka
May
Natsu basho, Tokyo
July
Nagoya basho, Nagoya
September
Aki basho, Tokyo
November
Kyūshū basho, Fukuoka
1987 x x (Maezumo) West Jonokuchi #47
6–1
 
East Jonidan #124
6–1
 
West Jonidan #53
4–3
 
1988 East Jonidan #32
4–3
 
West Jonidan #6
5–2
 
East Sandanme #72
4–3
 
East Sandanme #51
4–3
 
West Sandanme #31
5–2
 
East Sandanme #3
1–6
 
1989 East Sandanme #34
4–3
 
East Sandanme #20
6–1
 
East Makushita #45
2–5
 
East Sandanme #7
5–2
 
West Makushita #41
5–2
 
West Makushita #21
3–4
 
1990 West Makushita #28
3–4
 
West Makushita #40
5–2
 
East Makushita #22
4–3
 
West Makushita #16
2–1–4
 
West Makushita #37
Sat out due to injury
0–0–7
East Sandanme #17
5–2
 
1991 West Makushita #51
5–2
 
East Makushita #36
5–2
 
East Makushita #18
5–2
 
West Makushita #7
2–5
 
West Makushita #23
3–4
 
West Makushita #30
5–2
 
1992 East Makushita #19
4–3
 
West Makushita #12
4–3
 
West Makushita #8
5–2
 
West Makushita #1
4–3
 
East Jūryō #12
5–10
 
West Makushita #7
3–4
 
1993 East Makushita #14
2–5
 
West Makushita #29
5–2
 
West Makushita #15
5–2
 
West Makushita #7
4–3
 
West Makushita #3
4–3
 
East Makushita #2
4–3
 
1994 West Jūryō #13
10–5
 
West Jūryō #5
5–10
 
East Jūryō #10
2–13
 
West Makushita #10
2–5
 
East Makushita #25
6–1
 
East Makushita #10
2–5
 
1995 West Makushita #25
4–3
 
East Makushita #18
2–5
 
West Makushita #33
6–1
 
East Makushita #14
5–2
 
West Makushita #8
3–4
 
East Makushita #12
2–5
 
1996 East Makushita #26
3–4
 
West Makushita #41
3–4
 
West Makushita #53
3–4
 
East Sandanme #6
5–2
 
East Makushita #43
6–1
 
East Makushita #20
3–4
 
1997 East Makushita #31
5–2
 
West Makushita #20
5–2
 
West Makushita #8
6–1–P
 
East Makushita #2
2–6
 
East Makushita #14
5–2
 
East Makushita #7
2–5
 
1998 West Makushita #22
5–2
 
West Makushita #9
4–3
 
West Makushita #5
5–2
 
East Makushita #2
6–1
 
East Jūryō #13
9–6
 
West Jūryō #10
8–7
 
1999 East Jūryō #9
7–8
 
West Jūryō #11
9–6
 
West Jūryō #7
6–9
 
East Jūryō #11
8–7
 
East Jūryō #10
8–7
 
West Jūryō #8
9–6
 
2000 West Jūryō #3
5–10
 
East Jūryō #7
6–9
 
West Jūryō #10
8–7
 
East Jūryō #8
0–15
 
East Makushita #8
6–1
 
West Makushita #1
3–4
 
2001 East Makushita #7
3–4
 
West Makushita #13
5–2
 
East Makushita #7
3–4
 
East Makushita #14
4–3
 
West Makushita #11
2–5
 
West Makushita #23
3–4
 
2002 East Makushita #34
5–2
 
West Makushita #24
3–4
 
West Makushita #32
5–2
 
East Makushita #17
3–4
 
West Makushita #25
6–1
 
West Makushita #8
2–5
 
2003 West Makushita #23
3–4
 
West Makushita #34
3–4
 
East Makushita #42
4–3
 
West Makushita #34
4–3
 
East Makushita #28
3–4
 
West Makushita #39
1–6
 
2004 West Sandanme #6
Retired
2–5
x x x x x
Record given as win-loss-absent    Top Division Champion Top Division Runner-up Retired Lower Divisions

Sanshō key: F=Fighting spirit; O=Outstanding performance; T=Technique     Also shown: =Kinboshi(s); P=Playoff(s)
Divisions: MakuuchiJūryōMakushitaSandanmeJonidanJonokuchi

Makuuchi ranks: YokozunaŌzekiSekiwakeKomusubiMaegashira

Professional wrestling championships and accomplishments

See also

References

  1. ^ Grisar, PJ (17 July 2018). "Meet The Greatest (And Only) Jewish Sumo Wrestler". The Forward. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Sumo wrestlers, by Reed Young – in pictures". The Guardian. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b Sharnoff, Lora (1993). Grand Sumo. Weatherhill. ISBN 0-8348-0283-X.
  4. ^ a b Furelaud, Gilles (February 2004). "Hoshitango:Intai and danpatsu-shiki in 11 days". Retrieved 25 March 2009.
  5. ^ "madorosumaru" (18 April 2006). "Konishiki - "Unbalanced"". Sumo Forum. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  6. ^ a b c 星誕期. Dramatic Dream Team (in Japanese). Retrieved 23 June 2013.
  7. ^ a b "What are you doing 2013". Dramatic Dream Team (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 24 June 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Hoshitango Imachi Rikishi Information". Sumo Reference. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  9. ^ "さいたまースラム!vol.10". Dramatic Dream Team (in Japanese). Retrieved 2 April 2016.

External links

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