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Former Bulgarian ozeki Kotooshu established his new own stable on Saturday, making him sumo’s first European-born stablemaster.

The 34-year-old, who has been coaching at Sadogatake stable as sumo elder Naruto since his retirement in March 2014, won a single championship in May 2008 and occupied the sport’s second-highest rank of ozeki for 47 tourneys.

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