Sumo’s Asashoryu Holds Wall St. Meeting, Chunichi Sports Says

By Adam Le

Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Asashoryu, a sumo grand champion in Japan, visited New York’s Wall Street for business meetings three weeks after his retirement from the sport, Chunichi Sports newspaper reported.

The 29-year-old Mongolian visited the New York Stock Exchange on Feb. 22 dressed in a dark business suit and was in the city “for business talks,” according to the report. New York was his third destination in the U.S. after Los Angeles and Hawaii.

Relatives of Asashoryu are developing business ventures in Mongolia, focusing on investment banking, according to Chunichi Sports, a newspaper based in Nagoya, central Japan.

Asashoryu, whose real name is Dolgorsuren Dagvadorj, made his debut in 1999 and became the third foreigner to attain Yokuzuna status, sumo’s highest rank. He retired from sumo earlier this month after allegations he assaulted a man outside a Tokyo night club in January.

The Chunichi Sports report didn’t include any comments from Asashoryu or identify the companies he visited.

To contact the reporter on this story: Adam Le in Osaka at ale14@bloomberg.net.

Source:Bloomberg newswire service
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