MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian sumo wrestler Dzhambulat Khatokhov, who went into the Guinness World Records as the worlds heaviest child in 2003, has died at the age of 21, sports authorities in his native area said.
Betal Gubzhev, head of the body governing sumo fumbling in the southern Kabardino-Balkaria region, revealed Khatokhovs death on Instagram on Tuesday, however did not reveal its cause.
The Komsomolskaya Pravda tabloid reported that Khatokhov had actually experienced kidney issues.
As a two-year-old, Khatokhov weighed about 34 kilogrammes (75 lbs), and weighed in at around 180 kilogrammes (397 pounds) when he was 13, according to Russian media.
Fumbling is popular in Russias North Caucasus area, consisting of in the regions of Kabardino-Balkaria, Chechnya and Dagestan.
Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Andrew Osborn