Yokozuna Terunofuji withdraws from fall meeting

Terunofuji withdrew from the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, the second time in seven encounters the only yokozuna has retired since being promoted to the sport’s highest rank.

The 30-year-old, born in Mongolia, lost to No. 4 maegashira Takayasu on Monday for his fourth loss of the month at Ryogoku Kokigikan, apparently experiencing discomfort in his long-troubled right knee.

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