After having their feet inspected for fungus, contestants lock toes and try to push their opponent's foot to the side.
Wrestler Silver King dies in the ring in London, suffered a heart attack.
The wrestlers suited in colourful costumes and masks celebrated Mass to honour the country's patron saint.
Laughter, sunshine and optimism were the order of the day at the ceremonial Spring Festival sumo wrestling tournament held at a controversial war shrine in Tokyo on Monday (April 16) amid scandals over Japan's national sport.
Thousands of wrestling fanatics and tourists enjoyed the ceremonial Spring Festival sumo wrestling tournament amid scandals over Japan's national sport. It's after a raft of negative publicity surrounding incidents ranging from assault, bullying to accusations of sexism.
Stars of the sumo world wrestle pint-sized challengers at a charity event in Tokyo.
The scandal comes at a time when the sport is regaining lost popularity after cruelty in training schools and mysterious deaths tarnished the ancient tradition.
An Iranian wrestler's “deliberate” loss to avoid facing an Israeli opponent has caused outrage on Iranian social media.
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