Meet Kyuta Kumagai, a 187-pound sumo wrestler and the world champion in the under-10 category.
Talent from a young age: When Kumagai was still in kindergarten, his father Taisuke — who is a former amateur sumo wrestler — noticed his son’s potential and entered him in a tournament.
Shobushi, or Kiyotaka Suetake, a 28-year-old sumo wrestler passed from multiple organ failure after contracting COVID-19.
A statement from Japan’s Sumo Association (JSA) confirmed the former fourth-tier “sandanme” division wrestler’s death this morning, according to the Japan Times.
A sumo wrestler who entered Japan’s first major tournament of the year at the lowest rank broke down in tears after beating the odds and finishing at the top.
Tokushoryu, who had just moved up from the second division, fought his way to a 14-1 record at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday, earning the coveted Emperor Cup.
This sumo wrestler’s “autograph” or handprint, is a big hit on social media.
The wrestler, identified as Takayasu, has won multiple awards as a professional sumo.
A pair of women who tried to save a man’s life inside a sumo ring were ordered to leave the platform because they were deemed ritually “unclean.”
The incident took place at a sumo event in Kyoto, Japan, on April 4.
Do you ever find yourself wondering what happens to sumo wrestlers’ bodies when they collide during matches? Well, wonder no more — the popular YouTubers The Slow Mo Guys just posted a new video showing two sumo wrestlers going at each other in super slow-motion.
The two wrestlers that are featured in the YouTube video published on February 5 are Yama, 600 pounds (272.15 kilograms), known as the heaviest Japanese man in history who also appeared as one of the assassins in “John Wick: Chapter 2”, and Byamba, 370 pounds (167.82 kilograms), a four-time World Sumo Champion that once appeared in an episode of “The Bachelorette”.
Japan’s national sport of sumo wrestling could be taken over by robots in the age of technology.
Traditional sumo involves two large men pushing each other out of the ring using different techniques, whereas their robot counterparts use slanted metal blades or wide arms to win a match, according to SoraNews24.
A perfume company in Japan, which offers scents that are uniquely Japanese, has finally come up with a fragrance for those people who have always dreamed of smelling like a sumo wrestler.
Japanese fragrance manufacturer Luz will be launching three new products as part of their J-Scent perfume line, and one of them is reportedly a scent that emulates what a sumo wrestler smells like.