TOKYO (Reuters) – Sumo wrestling grand champion Kisenosato has retired following a third successive loss at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, his stable master confirmed on Wednesday.
The 32-year-old was the only Japanese-born wrestler to currently hold the top rank of yokozuna.
Kisenosato - Tournament - Tokyo - Career - Jeopardy
Kisenosato entered the 15-day tournament in Tokyo with his career already in jeopardy following a miserable run of injuries and form and after losing all three of his bouts decided to retire.
“I was delighted when he became yokozuna but when you see him closely, you can tell that he was struggling a lot. These two years went like a flash,” his stable master Tagonoura Oyakata said on Wednesday.
“He made a big decision. I can tell straight away by looking...
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