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18 PICTURES
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTXIO4BS
October 17, 2021
Elementary school sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai heads to a sumo ring at a regional tournament of Junior...
Kawasaki, Japan
Sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai at Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki...
Elementary school sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai heads to a sumo ring at a regional tournament of Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTXIO3YG
October 17, 2021
Elementary school sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai competes in a sumo ring at a regional tournament of Junior...
Kawasaki, Japan
Sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai at Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki...
Elementary school sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai competes in a sumo ring at a regional tournament of Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTXIO3YH
October 17, 2021
Taisuke Kumagai adjusts his son Kyuta's loincloth, called a mawashi, ahead of a regional tournament of...
Kawasaki, Japan
Sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai at Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki...
Taisuke Kumagai adjusts his son Kyuta's loincloth, called a mawashi, ahead of a regional tournament of Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTXIO3X4
October 17, 2021
Elementary school sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai warms up as he watches other students' competitions at...
Kawasaki, Japan
Sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai at Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki...
Elementary school sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai warms up as he watches other students' competitions at a regional tournament of Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTXIO3TG
October 17, 2021
Elementary school sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai stands next to other sumo wrestlers as he waits for his...
Kawasaki, Japan
Sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai at Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki...
Elementary school sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai stands next to other sumo wrestlers as he waits for his match at a regional tournament of Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTXIO3PS
October 17, 2021
Elementary school sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai competes in a sumo ring at a regional tournament of Junior...
Kawasaki, Japan
Sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai at Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki...
Elementary school sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai competes in a sumo ring at a regional tournament of Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTXIO3PT
October 17, 2021
Elementary school sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai competes in a sumo ring at a regional tournament of Junior...
Kawasaki, Japan
Sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai at Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki...
Elementary school sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai competes in a sumo ring at a regional tournament of Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTXIO3PV
October 17, 2021
Elementary school sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai looks at his victory medal after a regional tournament...
Kawasaki, Japan
Sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai at Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki...
Elementary school sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai looks at his victory medal after a regional tournament of Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTXIO3PU
October 17, 2021
Taisuke Kumagai pats the head of his son and elementary school sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai after Kyuta...
Kawasaki, Japan
Sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai at Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki...
Taisuke Kumagai pats the head of his son and elementary school sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai after Kyuta winning in his age group competition during a regional tournament of Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTXIO3JU
October 17, 2021
Elementary school sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai washes his foot after winning in his age group competition...
Kawasaki, Japan
Sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai at Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki...
Elementary school sumo wrestler Kyuta Kumagai washes his foot after winning in his age group competition during a regional tournament of Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTXIO3IK
October 17, 2021
An elementary school sumo wrestler cries after losing his match at a regional tournament of Junior Olympic...
Kawasaki, Japan
An elementary school sumo wrestler cries after losing his match at Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary...
An elementary school sumo wrestler cries after losing his match at a regional tournament of Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTXIO3II
October 17, 2021
Elementary school sumo wrestlers wait for their matches during a regional tournament of Junior Olympic...
Kawasaki, Japan
Elementary school sumo wrestlers wait for their matches duing Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary...
Elementary school sumo wrestlers wait for their matches during a regional tournament of Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTXIO3IJ
October 17, 2021
Elementary school sumo wrestlers compete in the sumo ring during a regional tournament of Junior Olympic...
Kawasaki, Japan
Elementary school sumo wrestlers compete in the sumo ring at Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary...
Elementary school sumo wrestlers compete in the sumo ring during a regional tournament of Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTXIO3IL
October 17, 2021
Elementary school sumo wrestlers compete in the sumo ring during a regional tournament of Junior Olympic...
Kawasaki, Japan
Elementary school sumo wrestlers compete in the sumo ring at Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary...
Elementary school sumo wrestlers compete in the sumo ring during a regional tournament of Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTXIO3G7
October 17, 2021
Elementary school sumo wrestlers compete in the sumo ring during a regional tournament of Junior Olympic...
Kawasaki, Japan
Elementary school sumo wrestlers compete in the sumo ring at Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary...
Elementary school sumo wrestlers compete in the sumo ring during a regional tournament of Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTXIO3G6
October 17, 2021
Elementary school sumo wrestlers compete in the sumo ring during a regional tournament of Junior Olympic...
Kawasaki, Japan
Elementary school sumo wrestlers compete in the sumo ring at Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary...
Elementary school sumo wrestlers compete in the sumo ring during a regional tournament of Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTXIO3DX
October 17, 2021
Elementary school sumo wrestlers compete in the sumo ring during a regional tournament of Junior Olympic...
Kawasaki, Japan
Elementary school sumo wrestlers compete in the sumo ring at Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary...
Elementary school sumo wrestlers compete in the sumo ring during a regional tournament of Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTXIO3DV
October 17, 2021
Elementary school sumo wrestlers compete in the sumo ring during a regional tournament of Junior Olympic...
Kawasaki, Japan
Elementary school sumo wrestlers compete in the sumo ring at Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary...
Elementary school sumo wrestlers compete in the sumo ring during a regional tournament of Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTXIO3DU
October 17, 2021
Elementary school sumo wrestlers compete in the sumo ring during a regional tournament of Junior Olympic...
Kawasaki, Japan
Elementary school sumo wrestlers compete in the sumo ring at Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary...
Elementary school sumo wrestlers compete in the sumo ring during a regional tournament of Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTXIO3DW
October 17, 2021
Elementary school sumo wrestlers compete in the sumo ring during a regional tournament of Junior Olympic...
Kawasaki, Japan
Elementary school sumo wrestlers compete in the sumo ring at Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary...
Elementary school sumo wrestlers compete in the sumo ring during a regional tournament of Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan, October 17, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
ESTONIA-PRESIDENT/VOTE
RTXGGPXO
August 31, 2021
Estonian Parliament Riigikogu member Kaido Hoovelson, former sumo fighter known as Baruto Kaito, casts...
Tallinn, Estonia
Estonian Parliament Riigikogu votes for country's President in Tallinn
Estonian Parliament Riigikogu member Kaido Hoovelson, former sumo fighter known as Baruto Kaito, casts his ballot during second round of voting in the presidential election in the contry's Parliament Riigikogu in Tallinn, Estonia August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/JAPAN-SUCCESS
RTXD5QN2
June 09, 2021
Portraits of sumo champions hang at the entrance of a gymnasium turned into a mass vaccination centre...
SOMA, Japan
Mass vaccination centre for the elderly in Soma
Portraits of sumo champions hang at the entrance of a gymnasium turned into a mass vaccination centre for the elderly in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan June 9, 2021. Picture taken June 9, 2021. REUTERS/Rocky Swift
OLYMPICS-2020/TOKYO-PORTRAITS
RTXCHB4O
May 12, 2021
Kenichi Honda, 57, poses for a portrait while exercising at a park near Tokyo tower on his way home from...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: From the streets of Tokyo, 22 residents weigh up the Olympic Games
Kenichi Honda, 57, poses for a portrait while exercising at a park near Tokyo tower on his way home from work in Tokyo, Japan, May 12, 2021. "Everybody around me is worried (to hold the Games) and I think they're worried more so than necessary. They're holding baseball with spectators, and sumo with spectators; with the necessary steps I think they can probably do it," said Honda. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON PORTRAITS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTX8NE91
January 19, 2021
Among the young sumo wrestlers lifting weights in the ring, 10-year-old Kyuta Kumagai stands out. At...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: 4,000 calories on the menu for 10-year-old sumo in training
Among the young sumo wrestlers lifting weights in the ring, 10-year-old Kyuta Kumagai stands out. At 85 kilograms (187 lb), Kyuta is twice the size of the other children his age and is so dominant that he wrestles, and beats, boys five or six years older. Last year, he was crowned the under-10 world champion, beating out competition from as far afield as the United Kingdom and Ukraine. His training regime, devised by his father Taisuke, is relentless. He trains six days a week, either at his local sumo club or lifting weights. He also swims and practices track and field to build up the flexibility and explosive quickness needed for sumo wrestling. Kyuta has been on the programme since his father entered him in a tournament while still in kindergarten. "I didn't teach him anything, he could do various things naturally," said Taisuke, a former amateur sumo. "There is a talent for sumo and he has that talent. He won the tournament. I thought he may have something special." A shy boy of few words, Kyuta's motivations are simple. "It is fun to beat people older than me." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES Matching text: SUMO-JAPAN/KID
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTX8NB7I
January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, wears a protective face mask during class as he raises his hand to answer a question...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, wears a protective face mask during class as he raises his hand to answer a question at Meiji Elementary School, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan, December 16, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTX8NB7H
January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, wears a protective face mask as he travels to school with his classmates, during the...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, wears a protective face mask as he travels to school with his classmates, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan, December 16, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTX8NB7G
January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, and his family wear protective face masks as they pray for Kyuta's success as a sumo...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, and his family wear protective face masks as they pray for Kyuta's success as a sumo wrestler at Nominosukune Shrine, where the God of Sumo is said to reside, during the Hatsumode, the traditional first visit to a shrine or temple on the first day of the new year, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan, January 1, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTX8NB6B
January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, wears a protective face mask as he spends time with his friends at Meiji Elementary...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, wears a protective face mask as he spends time with his friends at Meiji Elementary School, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan, December 16, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTX8NB69
January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, wears a protective face mask as he talks to other students in a group discussion held...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, wears a protective face mask as he talks to other students in a group discussion held in class, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Meiji Elementary School in Tokyo, Japan, December 16, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
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SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTX8NAWX
January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, runs up stairs while training at Track Tokyo Running Club in Tokyo, Japan, August...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, runs up stairs while training at Track Tokyo Running Club in Tokyo, Japan, August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTX8NAWW
January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, smiles after eating steak, which his father bought him as a reward after training,...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, smiles after eating steak, which his father bought him as a reward after training, at 'Chime', a restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, August 21, 2020. On an average day, Kyuta will consume 2,700 to 4,000 calories, including over a litre of milk and copious amounts of protein. Steak is his favourite. Kyuta's father Taisuke, said Kyuta needs to put on another 20 kg by the time he enters middle school in two years. If he does that, the hope is he will be taken in by a high-profile sumo stable. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTX8NAWV
January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, eats steak, which his father bought him as a reward after training, at 'Chime', a...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, eats steak, which his father bought him as a reward after training, at 'Chime', a restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, August 21, 2020. On an average day, Kyuta will consume 2,700 to 4,000 calories, including over a litre of milk and copious amounts of protein. Steak is his favourite. Kyuta's father Taisuke, said Kyuta needs to put on another 20 kg by the time he enters middle school in two years. If he does that, the hope is he will be taken in by a high-profile sumo stable. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTX8NAWU
January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, plays a video game as he sits in front of a wall where prizes and medals that he won...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, plays a video game as he sits in front of a wall where prizes and medals that he won in several sumo competitions are hung, in his bedroom at his house in Tokyo, Japan, December 16, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTX8NAWT
January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, takes a bath after coming back from school at his home in Tokyo, Japan, December 16,...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, takes a bath after coming back from school at his home in Tokyo, Japan, December 16, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTX8NAWS
January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, has dinner with his mother Makiko, 47, and sister Nanami, 16, at their home in Tokyo,...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, has dinner with his mother Makiko, 47, and sister Nanami, 16, at their home in Tokyo, Japan, September 2, 2020. On an average day, Kyuta will consume 2,700 to 4,000 calories, including over a litre of milk and copious amounts of protein. Steak is his favourite. Kyuta's father Taisuke, said Kyuta needs to put on another 20 kg by the time he enters middle school in two years. If he does that, the hope is he will be taken in by a high-profile sumo stable. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTX8NAWR
January 18, 2021
A trophy, which Kyuta Kumagai, 10, won at the Hakuho Cup 2020 sumo tournament, is displayed in front...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
A trophy, which Kyuta Kumagai, 10, won at the Hakuho Cup 2020 sumo tournament, is displayed in front of family photos in the living room of Kumagai's home in Tokyo, Japan, September 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTX8NAWQ
January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, carries his sister Nanami, 16, on his back after having dinner at their home in Tokyo,...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, carries his sister Nanami, 16, on his back after having dinner at their home in Tokyo, Japan, September 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTX8NAWP
January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, practices sumo with his father Taisuke, 50, during a one-on-one training session which...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, practices sumo with his father Taisuke, 50, during a one-on-one training session which his father organized at the Buddhist temple Joshin-ji in Tokyo, Japan, September 2, 2020. "I didn?t teach him anything, he could do various things naturally," said Taisuke, a former amateur sumo wrestler. "There is a talent for sumo and he has that talent." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTX8NAWO
January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, does a plank during a one-on-one training session which his father organized at the...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, does a plank during a one-on-one training session which his father organized at the Buddhist temple Joshin-ji in Tokyo, Japan, September 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTX8NAWN
January 18, 2021
Taisuke Kumagai, 50, adjusts his son Kyuta's loincloth called a mawashi, during a training session at...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Taisuke Kumagai, 50, adjusts his son Kyuta's loincloth called a mawashi, during a training session at Komatsuryu sumo club in Tokyo, Japan, December 6, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTX8NAWM
January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, lifts dumbbells during a one-on-one training session which his father organized at...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, lifts dumbbells during a one-on-one training session which his father organized at the Buddhist temple Joshin-ji in Tokyo, Japan, September 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTX8NAWL
January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, wrestles with a boy the same age as him, during a training session at Buddy acL Ariake's...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, wrestles with a boy the same age as him, during a training session at Buddy acL Ariake's wrestling club in Tokyo, Japan, August 22, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTX8NAWK
January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, practices sumo with his father Taisuke, 50, during a one-on-one training session which...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, practices sumo with his father Taisuke, 50, during a one-on-one training session which his father organized at the Buddhist temple Joshin-ji in Tokyo, Japan, September 2, 2020. "I don't do gambling (at a casino). Instead, I'm betting everything on this," said Taisuke. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTX8NAWJ
January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, practices sumo with his father Taisuke, 50, during a one-on-one training session which...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, practices sumo with his father Taisuke, 50, during a one-on-one training session which his father organized at the Buddhist temple Joshin-ji in Tokyo, Japan, September 2, 2020. "I think he is managing to make time for himself and I think he has time to play with his friends," explained Taisuke. "I don't think it is too much pressure." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTX8NAWI
January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, warms up with other boys before training, at Komatsuryu sumo club in Tokyo, Japan,...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, warms up with other boys before training, at Komatsuryu sumo club in Tokyo, Japan, August 23, 2020. "It is fun to beat people older than me," said Kyuta. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTX8NAWG
January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, trains at Komatsuryu Sumo Club in Tokyo, Japan, August 30, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, trains at Komatsuryu Sumo Club in Tokyo, Japan, August 30, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SUMO-JAPAN/KID
RTX8NAWH
January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, stretches during a training session at Buddy acL Ariake's wrestling club, in Tokyo,...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, stretches during a training session at Buddy acL Ariake's wrestling club, in Tokyo, Japan, August 22, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, practices sumo with his coach Shinichi Taira, a former professional sumo wrestler,...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, practices sumo with his coach Shinichi Taira, a former professional sumo wrestler, at Komatsuryu sumo club in Tokyo, Japan, August 30, 2020. "At the moment, he has great talent," said Taira. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, reacts after practising sumo with a boy during a training session at Komatsuryu Sumo...
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The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, reacts after practising sumo with a boy during a training session at Komatsuryu Sumo Club in Tokyo, Japan, August 30, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, trains on a Dohyo, a traditional ring in which sumo wrestling bouts are held, at Komatsuryu...
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The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, trains on a Dohyo, a traditional ring in which sumo wrestling bouts are held, at Komatsuryu Sumo Club in Tokyo, Japan, December 6, 2020. "Sumo training is something you don't describe with words like 'enjoy'," Kyuta said. "When it became tough? I have thought about (quitting) sometimes." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, practises sumo with a boy at Komatsuryu sumo club in Tokyo, Japan, August 23, 2020....
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The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, practises sumo with a boy at Komatsuryu sumo club in Tokyo, Japan, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, practises sumo with his coach Shinichi Taira, a former professional sumo wrestler,...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, practises sumo with his coach Shinichi Taira, a former professional sumo wrestler, at Komatsuryu Sumo Club in Tokyo, Japan, August 23, 2020. "At the moment, he has great talent," said Taira. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, drinks a bottle of water during a training session at Komatsuryu Sumo Club in Tokyo,...
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The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, drinks a bottle of water during a training session at Komatsuryu Sumo Club in Tokyo, Japan, August 30, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, pushes tires while training on a Dohyo, a traditional ring in which sumo wrestling...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, pushes tires while training on a Dohyo, a traditional ring in which sumo wrestling bouts are held, at Komatsuryu Sumo Club in Tokyo, Japan, December 6, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, trains on a Dohyo, a traditional ring in which sumo wrestling bouts are held, at...
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The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, trains on a Dohyo, a traditional ring in which sumo wrestling bouts are held, at Komatsuryu sumo club in Tokyo, Japan, December 6, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, practises sumo with a boy on a dohyo, a traditional ring in which sumo wrestling bouts...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, practises sumo with a boy on a dohyo, a traditional ring in which sumo wrestling bouts are held, during a training session at Komatsuryu Sumo Club in Tokyo, Japan, December 6, 2020. "It is fun to beat people older than me," said Kyuta. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, practises sumo on a Dohyo, a traditional ring in which sumo wrestling bouts are held,...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, practises sumo on a Dohyo, a traditional ring in which sumo wrestling bouts are held, at Komatsuryu Sumo Club in Tokyo, Japan, December 6, 2020. "Sumo training is something you don't describe with words like 'enjoy'," Kyuta said. "When it became tough? I have thought about (quitting) sometimes." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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January 18, 2021
Among the young sumo wrestlers lifting weights in the ring, 10-year-old Kyuta Kumagai stands out. At...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training
Among the young sumo wrestlers lifting weights in the ring, 10-year-old Kyuta Kumagai stands out. At 85 kilograms (187 lb), Kyuta is twice the size of the other children his age and is so dominant that he wrestles, and beats, boys five or six years older. Last year, he was crowned the under-10 world champion, beating out competition from as far afield as the United Kingdom and Ukraine. His training regime, devised by his father Taisuke, is relentless. He trains six days a week, either at his local sumo club or lifting weights. He also swims and practices track and field to build up the flexibility and explosive quickness needed for sumo wrestling. Kyuta has been on the programme since his father entered him in a tournament while still in kindergarten. "I didn't teach him anything, he could do various things naturally," said Taisuke, a former amateur sumo. "There is a talent for sumo and he has that talent. He won the tournament. I thought he may have something special." A shy boy of few words, Kyuta's motivations are simple. "It is fun to beat people older than me." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. Matching text: SUMO-JAPAN/KID
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