Episode 208

208: A Tribute to Akebono


April 17th, 2024

52 mins 46 secs

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About this Episode

Akebono was the very first foreign-born man to reach the level of yokozuna. He remains a bridge between cultures and will be remembered for his ferocity and size in the ring, his generosity, kindness and care for others outside the ring.

Thank you to John Jacques, Bumbo Kalima, and Lynn Matsuoka for sharing your memories of Chad (who later became Akebono). You knew him personally, and you give us all the gift of your stories.

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