Hiroshi Wajima

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Hiroshi Wajima (輪島大士) (January 11, 1948 – October 8, 2018) was a Japanese sumo wrestler and professional wrestler. He was from Nanao, Ishikawa, Japan. He was sumo's 54th yokozuna. He won a total of 14 tournament championships or yūshō during his career and retired in March 1981.

He was later head coach of Hanakago stable, but was forced to leave the sumo world and turned to professional wrestling.[1]

Wajima died at his home in Tokyo on October 8, 2018 from throat cancer, aged 70.[2]

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  1. "Ex-yokozuna Wajima remembered for powerful left-arm throws, rivalry in ring". The Mainichi. 9 October 2018. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  2. 大相撲の元横綱・輪島こと輪島大士氏が死去 70歳 輪湖時代を築く (in Japanese). Sports Nippon. 9 October 2018.

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