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Seen Young Sumo Wrestlers Wrestle?

Last updated on: October 20, 2021 14:00 IST

Young sumo wrestlers in elementary school compete during the Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship, a regional tournament in Kawasaki, Tokyo.

Please click on the images for a better look at the young sumo wrestlers.


IMAGE: Young sumo wrestlers grapple in the ring. All Photographs: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters


IMAGE: The young wrestlers wait for their bouts.


IMAGE: A bout in progress.


IMAGE: Awwww.... a wrestler cries after losing his bout.


IMAGE: Sumo prodigy Kyuta Kumagai, 10 years old and 85 kg, gets ready to show off his prowess.


A stiff contest...


IMAGE: A fierce battle is on...


IMAGE: Kyuta Kumagai warms up as he watches other bouts.


IMAGE: Father Taisuke Kumagai adjusts son Kyuta's loincloth, called a mawashi.


IMAGE: Taisuke Kumagai pats son Kyuta's head after the 10 year old won his age group competition. No surprises there!

Photographs curated by Manisha Kotian/
Feature Presentation: Aslam Hunani/


Rediff Sports Bureau