遠藤関、十両からの再スタート。春場所出場が決まりました。

2016.03.11

《プレミアムジャパン公式相撲キュレーター古屋美枝さんの相撲ブログvol.21》 

いよいよ今週日曜日、3/13から大相撲春場所が始まります。
先場所はケガで途中休場した遠藤が、今日、出場を表明しました。

わーい!

場所中、「遠藤の相撲を観る」というのは楽しみの一つなので、休場中はとてもツラかったです…。
遠藤の今場所の番付は、東十両6枚目。
ほぼ2年半ぶりの十両の土俵です。

傷めていた左ひざと右足首は、良くなったのかなぁ…。
体重が5~6kg増え、体は一回り大きくなったようです。
とりあえずは勝ち越して、もう一度幕内に上がってきてほしい!

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昨年九月場所で土俵入りを待つ遠藤。場所前の稽古では、サポーターもつけていないようです。

 

古屋美枝

相撲ウォッチャー・美容ライター。両親の影響で、幼少のころから東京場所のときは国技館で観戦。ナチュラルに相撲ファンとして育ち、現在も場所中は相撲を第一に生活。ほかライフワークはサーフィンと牡蠣の食べあるき。

 

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Mie Furuya, Premium Japan’s Official Sumo Columnist

Blog #21

Endo confirmed for a Juryo return in the spring tournament

The spring sumo tournament is finally upon us, with the action set to begin on Sunday March 13th. The good news is that Endo, who dropped out midway through the last tournament with injury, today declared that he WILL be appearing! Yey!

Watching Endo is one of the delights of a sumo tournament, and is always disappointing when he fails to appear. This time round, he will be ranked at Juryo East 6, and thus find himself reduced to second-division status for the first time in two and half years.

We hope that his injured left elbow and right knee have recovered! We know that his weight is up by about 5 or 6 kilos, meaning that his upper body seems to have gone up a size! All we can hope for right now is that he can get a winning score and return to the top division as soon as possible.

Picture: Endo waits to join the top division ring-entering ceremony (Sep 2015). He seemed to go through pre-basho training without a need for knee or elbow-supporters.

 

Mie Furuya has been an avid sumo-watcher since attending live sumo at the Kokugikan with her parents as a child. Brought up as a “natural sumo fan,” she continues to live her life around sumo during tournaments. Mie’s other passions include surfing and oyster bars. She also writes extensively on beauty care.

 

English translation/Chris Gould