Oldest former yokozuna Tochinoumi dies at 82

Sumo Jan 29, 2021

Oldest former yokozuna Tochinoumi dies at 82

Tochinoumi, who was the oldest living yokozuna, died Friday from a type of lung infection known as aspiration pneumonia at the age of 82, a Japan Sumo Association official said. Tochinoumi, whose real name was Shigehiro Hanada, made his sumo debut in 1955 and was ...

Kakuryu to miss January meet after being warned over absences

Sumo Jan 8, 2021

Kakuryu to miss January meet after being warned over absences

Injury-hit yokozuna Kakuryu's career in the sumo ring inched closer to the precipice Friday, when his stablemaster said he will miss the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament due to lower-back issues. The Mongolian-born grand champion's withdrawal from the meet starting Sunday at Ryogoku Kokugikan means ...