Japan Finally Wins a Sumo Tournament After 10 Years

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    Jan 28, 2016 5:23 AM GMT
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    NYT: Kotoshogiku won a top-level tournament in Tokyo over the weekend, the first for a Japanese sumo wrestler in 10 years.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/27/sports/japanese-end-drought-in-sumo-wrestling-their-national-sport.html?ref=sports
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    Jan 28, 2016 11:10 PM GMT
    There's just no shortage of pushy fat guys around the world I guess. Except in Japan, where they must be trained and cultivated. Force fed sushi daily... Hmm... Could be worse!
  • Wendigo9

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    Jan 29, 2016 12:10 AM GMT
    Lmao, what? Did the USA win every time the last 10 years? #Texas
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    Jan 29, 2016 5:06 AM GMT
    Wendigo9 saidLmao, what? Did the USA win every time the last 10 years? #Texas


    Over the past decade, tournaments have been won by several Mongolians, and also by a Bulgarian and an Estonian, creating an identity crisis among fans and officials of the sport, which has roots more than a millennium old.