Keisuke Kamikawa is a retired sumo wrestler and the owner of the Hanasaki daycare centre. Life after sumo can be tough for retired wrestlers. Photo: AFP
‘They told me I was too big’: jobs scarce for retired sumo wrestlers
  • Athletes in many sports can struggle to reinvent themselves after retirement, and the challenge is particularly tough for sumo wrestlers in Japan
  • Many leave with little education or savings and their size can be a disadvantage. Former wrestlers who retired earlier help get some of them back on their feet
5 May 2022 - 10:09AM