Departed yokozuna Wajima brought charisma to ring

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Oct 10, 2018

Departed yokozuna Wajima brought charisma to ring

by John Gunning

Last week's column featured links between sumo and American football, including a mention of how yokozuna Wakanohana took up the latter sport after retiring from the raised ring. He isn't the only former yokozuna with connections to the gridiron, however. The 54th yokozuna, Wajima, likewise became ...

Hiroshi Wajima, lone yokozuna with college degree, dies at 70

Sumo Oct 9, 2018

Hiroshi Wajima, lone yokozuna with college degree, dies at 70

Former yokozuna Wajima, who won elite makuuchi division tournaments 14 times in the 1970s and 1980s, and was known for his left-arm throwing technique, has died at age 70, his family said Tuesday. Wajima died in his Tokyo home on Monday. In recent years he ...