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Hakuho: Record holding sumo wrestling grand champion to retire

The greatest sumo wrestling champion Hakuho, is set to retire after more than 1,000 wins. He rose to the top ranks of sumo wrestling after arriving in Japan from his native Mongolia at the age of 15. But the 36-year-old has been plagued by a persistent knee injury and received a warning for “injury absences” […]


28-year-old sumo wrestler dies one month after suffering from concussion

A sumo wrestler in Japan has died aged 28, one month after suffering a concussion during a match. Hibikiryu, whose real name is Mitsuki Amano, died from acute respiratory failure, the Japan Sumo Association announced on Thursday. Those at the scene have faced criticism for taking more than five minutes to give him medical assistance. […]