The sumo world is grappling with its latest crisis as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed the life of a 28-year-old wrestler and forced the cancellation of the sport’s showpiece May tournament.

Shobushi, who competed in the sport’s fourth-tier sandanme division, was the first rikishi to test positive for the pneumonia-causing virus on April 10.

The wrestler, who had diabetes, was in intensive care for nearly a month before dying of multiple organ failure on May 13.