Think you know sumo?

Known for its large bodies, skimpy uniforms, and violent collisions, sumo is widely recognized throughout the world. But many are surprised to learn that athletes at the World Sumo Championships compete in three distinct weight classes and separate divisions for men, women, and youth. Sumo demands exceptional strength, speed, balance, flexibility, and skill, but great sumo wrestlers come in all shapes and sizes.


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