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Japan mourns death of the 'Wolf' of wrestling

Chiyonofuji performed seemingly effortless throws that wowed audiences.

TOKYO -- With a small but steely frame and a slyly handsome face, the sumo wrestler known as Chiyonofuji dominated the ring and charmed a generation of fans now grieving the passing of "the Wolf."

Standing a modest 182cm and weighing 120kg at his heaviest, Chiyonofuji rose to the status of yokozuna, or grand champion, in 1981. His death Sunday, too soon at the age of 61, shocked many even in the sumo community.

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