Hibikiryu, a lower-tier wrestler whose real name was Mitsuki Amano, died on Wednesday. Photo: Twitter Hibikiryu, a lower-tier wrestler whose real name was Mitsuki Amano, died on Wednesday. Photo: Twitter
Hibikiryu, a lower-tier wrestler whose real name was Mitsuki Amano, died on Wednesday. Photo: Twitter
Japan

Japanese sumo wrestler Hibikiryu dies after suffering head injury during bout, shocking the sport

  • Hibikiryu was conscious when he was brought to an ambulance and could talk during his time in hospital
  • His death from acute respiratory failure has prompted calls for reform and more stringent safety measures

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Hibikiryu, a lower-tier wrestler whose real name was Mitsuki Amano, died on Wednesday. Photo: Twitter Hibikiryu, a lower-tier wrestler whose real name was Mitsuki Amano, died on Wednesday. Photo: Twitter
Hibikiryu, a lower-tier wrestler whose real name was Mitsuki Amano, died on Wednesday. Photo: Twitter
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