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 Taihō Kōki

Taihō Kōki

Birth
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia
Death 19 Jan 2013 (aged 72)
Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered
Memorial ID 103786406 · View Source
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Japanese Sumo Professional Wrestler. Born Ivan Boryshko, he is known for having been the first sumo wrestler to win two times six consecutive tournaments in the period following the World War II. Universally considered a legend among enthusiasts of this sport, Taiho Koki has been one of the strongest "Yokozuna" in the Japanese Sumo wrestling. He was the only Professional Wrestler to become an honorary member of the Japan Sumo Association and receive the "Person of Cultural Merit Award". Koki died at the age of seventy-three because of a heart attack.

Bio by: Lucy & Chris


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Lucy & Chris
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103786406
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Taihō Kōki (29 May 1940–19 Jan 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103786406, ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) Cremated, Ashes scattered.