Sumo wrestlers are known as “rikishi” in Japanese. Every wrestler belongs to a particular stable in Japan, which is ruled by a retired wrestler known as “oyakata”, meaning boss. #sumo #tradition #japaninfo

Sumo wrestlers are known as “rikishi” in Japanese. Every wrestler belongs to a particular stable in Japan, which is ruled by a retired wrestler known as “oyakata”, meaning boss. #sumo #tradition #japaninfo

Konishiki Yasokichi (b.1963) a Hawaiian-born Japanese–Samoan sumo wrestler, was the first foreign-born grand champion, or yokozuna.

Konishiki Yasokichi (b.1963) a Hawaiian-born Japanese–Samoan sumo wrestler, was the first foreign-born grand champion, or yokozuna.

Konishiki Yasokichi is a Hawaiian-born Japanese–Samoan former sumo wrestler. He was the first non-Japanese-born wrestler to reach ōzeki, the second highest rank in the sport.

Konishiki Yasokichi is a Hawaiian-born Japanese–Samoan former sumo wrestler. He was the first non-Japanese-born wrestler to reach ōzeki, the second highest rank in the sport.

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Not enough, rather than too much fat, causes metabolic problems of obesity

Sumo wrestlers Tosayutaka, right, and Toyohibiki fall to the ground during their bout in the grand summer tournament at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo arena Photo: AP

Fat fingered sumo wrestlers given iPads

Sumo wrestlers Tosayutaka, right, and Toyohibiki fall to the ground during their bout in the grand summer tournament at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo arena Photo: AP

Champion sumo wrestler Hakuho. He is 6' - 4" and approximately 350 pounds. Photo by Yoshihiko Ueda

Champion sumo wrestler Hakuho. He is 6' - 4" and approximately 350 pounds. Photo by Yoshihiko Ueda

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