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Sumo grand champion Asashoryu divorced earlier this year, the Mongolian wrestler’s manager said Monday on his blog, which also carried a statement from the 28-year-old wrestler saying the decision was made after the pair had “repeated discussions.”

Asashoryu, whose real name is Dolgorsuren Dagvadorj, married Gombotseren Tamir, 29, in December 2002 when he held the rank of ozeki, sumo’s second-highest.

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