[sumo] Tokitsukaze beya rikishi dies

Joe Petrow joepetrow at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 08:43:16 EDT 2007


On 6/29/07, Scott Kahn <smk1 at columbia.edu> wrote:
> This is genuinely sad.  While it sounds as though the Kyokai suggests
> that Tokitaizan had a heart valve problem, such a problem should have
> been looked for and diagnosed upon his acceptance into sumo.

A light is being shined on the health practices of the professional
wrestling industry thanks to the tragedy that occurred this week.  But
I think that not even the sudden collapse and death of Takamisakari
would prompt the media to go after the sacred institution of Ozumo.

  - Peterao


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