Pink’s Sumo Ranking Charts

Page updated September 27, 2021

Errors/comments can be reported to

New charts added. See below

Height versus Weight “scatter” charts


Home of the three-basho Sumo scorecard! 

Click below to download the chart. The chart includes
the MAY 2021 Tokyo basho results
the JULY 2021 Nagoya basho results
the SEPTEMBER 2021 Tokyo basho results

Click the PURPLE JPG  or PURPLE PDF text below the example image to view/download the chart. PC users can right-click the purple text to “Save As” either chart. Some browsers don’t do a good job of displaying the JPG (poor colors). In this case, I recommend downloading the PDF version of the chart. 

Clicking on the example image will open the latest Three Basho JPG chart in your browser.

********************** Three (3) Basho Chart




2021 March, May, September Basho Results     Download JPG
2021 March, May September Basho Results     Save As PDF


********************** Height versus Weight “scatter” chart

Figures for May 2021 Makuuchi banzuke.









Current Rikishi, Height vs Weight Save As JPG

Current Rikishi, Height vs Weight Download PDF

********************** All Yusho Champions *Last 30 years* Height versus Weight “scatter” chart


I thought Ichinojo was close to the largest fighter. My memory failed me.

Notice Akebono, Mushashimaru and Konishiki (!!) on this chart.

Makuuchi Champions (1991-2021) , Height vs Weight Save As JPG

Makuuchi Champions (1991-2021), Height vs Weight Download PDF




In July, I strung together 15 tournament results to make one VERY WIDE chart.

The chart starts with the results of the November Kyushu 2017 basho and ends with the banzuke for the

cancelled May 2020 tournament. I’m working on updating this chart , but it’s not finished as of March 2021

The links for the 15 basho chart are below the links for the three basho chart.

********************** Fifteen (15) Basho Chart
Basho Results-November 2017 through March 2020 plus the  banzuke ranking for May 2020 (Natsu Tokyo)   Download JPG
Basho Results-November 2017 through March 2020 plus the  banzuke ranking for May 2020 (Natsu Tokyo)   Save As PDF
**********************Notes about Sumo and the charts

Note: The “special prizes” are shown for completed tournaments. That’s the Shukun-Sho (Outstanding Performance Award), the Kanto-Sho (Fighting Spirit Prize) and the Gino-Sho (Technique Prize) . These are not always given out.

Notes about the rankings: After the end of a basho, I post the results for the last three tournaments. This chart stays posted for about six weeks. About two weeks before the start of the next basho, a ranking of the competitors (rikishi) will be released by the Japan sumo elders–the new “banzuke”. I will release a new chart at this point, which shows the last two completed tournaments plus the banzuke ranking of the rikishi for the new tournament. The chart will show that in the new ranking, some rikishi from the last tournament have been demoted from the top level competition (Makuuchi) to the second level competition (Juryo). An equal number of rikishi that excelled in the last Juryo level competition are promoted to Makuuuchi for the upcoming basho. These promotions and demotions are noted with horizontal bars on the charts. The chart also shows Makuuchi tournament winners, along with prizes and possibly “Kadoban” status for Ozeki. I tried to make this chart 100% accurate, but errors may exist.

Errors/comments can be reported to

Use the zoom in/out feature of viewing program to adjust the chart height to match the height of your screen. Then use the horizontal slider on the program to move earlier and later in the chart.

Fred Pinkerton, Massachusetts USA