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Thread: Asahoryu's retirement

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    Jul 2005
    The Old Dominion
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    Default Asahoryu's retirement

    Just saw this article in today's Japan Times:

    This might not come as a surprise to those of you who follow the sport, as it seems that this has been building for quite some time.
    David Sims

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    Tokorozawa, Japan
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    I'm curious as to what the Sumo Association will do now.
    Asa hasn't taken out Japanese citizenship, which I believe is required to be an elder or stablemaster.
    Also, his record puts him in the ranks of those who were awarded one-generation toshiyori meiseki (Takanohana was awarded one with a record of 22 victories; Asashoryu has a record of 25).
    Rumour is that he will return to Mongolia to continue business and maybe persue a career in politics.
    Pity that he couldn't control himself better - sumo has been hurt, and has lost a star.
    Andrew Smallacombe

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