Ex-komusubi Tokitenku dies at 37

Sumo Jan 31, 2017

Ex-komusubi Tokitenku dies at 37

Former Mongolian-born komusubi Tokitenku died Tuesday of malignant lymphoma, the Japan Sumo Association said. He was 37. Tokitenku, who only retired last August and became sumo elder Magaki, competed in 63 grand sumo tournaments, including three at the fourth highest rank of komusubi, and won ...

Sumo Aug 29, 2016

Tokitenku accepts retirement due to cancer battle

Longtime maegashira Tokitenku said Monday that balancing cancer treatments and sumo wrestling proved to be too difficult. Three days after the Japan Sumo Association announced that the 36-year-old Mongolian-born wrestler had been accepted as a sumo elder, a tearful Tokitenku talked about his decision and ...

Sumo Aug 26, 2016

Veteran maegashira Tokitenku announces retirement

Longtime maegashira Tokitenku, who has been battling malignant lymphoma, will retire and become a sumo elder, the Japan Sumo Association announced Friday. The 36-year-old Mongolian-born Tokitenku competed in 63 grand sumo tournaments, including three at the rank of komusubi. On Thursday, the JSA recognized his ...

Reader Mail Jun 21, 2012

What 'international outcry'?

The June 17 Page 2 article "Oi decision draws international outcry" is very interesting with regard to the disparity between the headline and the body of the article. The headline tells us that the decision to restart two reactors at the Oi nuclear plant has ...