Sumo wrestler Shobushi dies from Coronavirus in Japan, aged 28

Sumo wrestler Shobushi, 28, has died from the novel coronavirus in Japan, becoming sport’s first coronavirus death.

28-year-old sumo wrestler, Shobushi, whose real name was Kiyotaka Suetake from the sport’s fourth-tier sandanme division died early Wednesday morning due to multiple organ failure caused by the new coronavirus, the Japan Sumo Association said.

Sumo wrestler Shobushi dies from COVID-19 in Japan, aged 28


Shobushi is the first sumo wrestler to die from the pneumonia-causing virus. He is also thought to be the first person in their 20s to die from the virus in Japan.

The Yamanashi Prefecture native became the first sumo wrestler to test positive for the virus on April 10. According to the JSA, his condition worsened on April 19 and he was treated at an intensive care unit at a hospital in Tokyo.

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Shobushi made his professional debut in 2007 out of the Takadagawa stable and reached the No. 11 rank in the sandanme division.

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