Shobushi Kanji

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Shobushi Kanji (勝武士 幹士, real name Kiyotaka Suetake (末武 清孝, Suetake Kiyotaka) and born Kiyotaka Ōmori (大森 清孝, Ōmori Kiyotaka); November 4, 1991 – May 13, 2020)[1] was a Japanese sumo wrestler. He was born in Kōfu, Yamanashi. He was the first sumo wrestler to die from the coronavirus. He is also thought to be the first person in their 20s to die from the virus in Japan.[2]

Shobushi was the first wrestler confirmed to have been infected with the virus.[3][2]

Shobushi died on May 13, 2020 from the virus in Tokyo, aged 28.[4]

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  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2020-05-17. Retrieved 2020-05-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "28-year-old sumo wrestler dies after coronavirus infection". english.kyodonews.net. Kyodo. 13 May 2020. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  3. "1st sumo wrestler tests positive for coronavirus". english.kyodonews.net. Kyodo. 10 April 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
  4. "巡業人気者の勝武士さん、土俵下で糖尿発症不戦敗も". Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). Retrieved 14 May 2020.