One of the prominent third-stage sumo wrestler of Japan Shobushi died at the age of 28 in hospital in Tokyo from multiple organ failure due to the Novel coronavirus.
The Japan Sumo Association announced the news of his demise Shobushi was the first Japanese professional athlete who has been killed by the COVID- 19, according to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
According to the Sumo Association, Shobushi had showed symptoms around April 4, was admitted to a hospital in Tokyo on the same day. The symptom worsened, and the test confirmed coronavirus positive on the 10th of April. After that, he was hospitalized and receiving treatment.
Shaboshi was one of Sumo’s leading wrestlers, having started wrestling in 2007 at the tender age of 15.
In the last few years, he has achieved a high ranks in sumo wrestling and he has also achieved the eleventh position in wrestling by beating many competitors.
About a thousand sumo wrestlers were also tested for antibodies after Coronavirus was confirmed in Shabushi.
Although the number of coronavirus patients in Japan is lower than in other countries in the region, the number of cases is still increasing and the government has taken strict measures to deal with the pandemic.
As of May 13, the number of Coronavirus patients in Japan had risen to 16,000, and the death toll there had risen to more than 650.
Sumo wrestlers are very popular in the world and it is considered as a traditional sport in Japan.
Like other Asian countries, Japan is witnessing an increase in the spread of coronavirus, and the government has imposed a severe lockdown, including declaring a month-long state of emergency to prevent the pandemic.