• Kyodo


Ozeki Kotoshogiku announced his wedding engagement on Friday at a news conference held at his Sadogatake stable in Chiba Prefecture.

The 31-year-old Kotoshogiku needed eight wins in January to avoid demotion to the sekiwake ranks and finished the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament with a 9-6 record. He is engaged to 28-year-old Yumi Ishida, a former company employee from Tokyo.

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