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Sumo scandal: grand champion Harumafuji faces inquest after claims of beer bottle assault on fellow wrestler

S.China Morning Post Wednesday, 15 November 2017 ()
Japanese sumo officials are investigating claims that nine-time grand champion Harumafuji assaulted a lower-ranked wrestler, causing serious head injuries. Japanese media reported that Harumafuji hit his fellow Mongolian wrestler Takanoiwa in the head with a beer bottle at a party last month, fracturing his skull base and causing other injuries. Harumafuji, who holds sumo’s highest ranking of yokozuna, appeared on Japanese television to acknowledge his role in the incident and express his...
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