Record-breaking sumo champ Hakuho to retire
03 October 2021 | 1:33 pm
Sumo's greatest-ever champion Hakuho has decided to retire over persistent knee trouble, Japanese media report, leaving a gaping hole at the top of the ancient sport.
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