Mitakeumi was forced to leave the meeting in Nagoya due to a case of COVID-19 in the stable

threatened with demotion ozeki Mitakeumi was forced to withdraw from the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday after a positive case of COVID-19 was reported at his Dewanoumi stable.

Mitakeumi needed eight or more wins to stay in second place in the sport, but wrestled at Dolphins Arena after going 2–4 in the first six days, due in part to a right shoulder injury he suffered in the summer competition in May.

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