Ōrora, who hit 292kg before he retired, warns wrestlers need to care of themselves after death of colleague from coronavirusJapan’s sumo wrestlers should rein in their enormous appetites and take better care of their health. The advice comes not from doctors or nutritionists, but from a former wrestler who weighed more than any other man in the sport’s long history.“It’s never easy to stay healthy as long as you’re living the life of a sumo wrestler,” Ōrora, a retired professional wrestler, or rikishi, said in a recent interview with the Asahi Shimbun, soon after a young wrestler died after contracting coronavirus. “You are the only person that can take care of yourself. Nobody in your sumo stable cares about you.” Continue reading...
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In August of 1918, a group of sumo wrestlers returned to Japan from an exhibition in...In August of 1918, a group of sumo wrestlers returned to Japan from an exhibition in Taiwan. When they came down with an illness it was first diagnosed as bronchitis or pneumonia. In fact, they had returned with the Spanish Flu. The “Sumo Flu,” as it was first called by some in the Japanese press, […] Japanese Health Manual Created During the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic Offers Timeless Wisdom: Stay Away from Others, Cover Your Mouth & Nose, and More is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.
Wrestler one of youngest to die from virus in JapanShobushi had been in intensive care for...Wrestler one of youngest to die from virus in JapanShobushi had been in intensive care for three weeksA 28-year-old sumo wrestler died on Wednesday from the coronavirus. The Japan Sumo Association (JSA) confirmed the death and identified the wrestler as Shobushi, whose real name was Kiyotaka Suetake. The association said he died of multiple-organ failure. He is reported to have been the first sumo wrestler to die from the virus, and the first person in his 20s to die in Japan from Covid-19. Continue reading...
New York state governor says woman in her 30s returned from Iran, as China announces just...New York state governor says woman in her 30s returned from Iran, as China announces just 200 new cases. Follow live newsWashington state nursing home placed on lockdownNew coronavirus cases jump sharply in Europe, with Italy worst hitCoronavirus outbreak: the key scientific questions answeredEpidemics expert Jonathan Quick: ‘The worst-case scenario for coronavirus is likely’ 4.05am GMT The Chinese city of Shenzen, which borders Hong Kong, has identified its first case of imported coronavirus.The China Daily says the male patient surnamed Sun, 35, flew from London to Hong Kong on 27 February, where he took a ferry to cross the Shekou port to arrive in Shenzhen the next day, according to the Shenzhen Municipal Health Commission.Shenzhen in South China's Guangdong province has confirmed one imported case of novel #coronavirus disease (#COVID-19), local health authorities said. 3.53am GMT Sumo wrestling has become the latest sport to be affected by the coronavirus outbreak, after officials decided that the spring tournament would be held behind closed doors. “To those many who were looking forward to this, we are sorry for this huge inconvenience,” Hakkaku, the chairman of the Japan Sumo Association, told reporters. Continue reading...