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Kotosh Katsunori is a former professional sumo wrestler or rikishi. He made his debut in 2002, reaching the top division just two years later. In 2005 he reached the rank of zeki or champion, the secondhighest level in the sumo ranking system behind only yokozuna. On May 24, 2008, Kotosh made history by becoming the first European sumo wrestler to win an Emperors Cup. He was one of the longest serving zeki in sumo history, holding the rank for 47 consecutive tournaments until November 2013. In January 2014 Kotosh obtained Japanese citizenship, a requirement of becoming an elder in the Japan Sumo Association, and he announced his retirement during the following tournament in March.


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