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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.
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, warms up with other boys before training, at Komatsuryu sumo club in Tokyo, Japan,...
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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
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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, practices sumo with his father Taisuke, 50, during a one-on-one training session which...
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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
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, takes a bath after coming back from school at his home in Tokyo, Japan, December 16,...
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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
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, practices sumo with his father Taisuke, 50, during a one-on-one training session which...
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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
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, and his family wear protective face masks as they pray for Kyuta's success as a sumo...
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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
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, carries his sister Nanami, 16, on his back after having dinner at their home in Tokyo,...
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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
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, has dinner with his mother Makiko, 47, and sister Nanami, 16, at their home in Tokyo,...
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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
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, eats steak, which his father bought him as a reward after training, at 'Chime', a...
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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.
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, smiles after eating steak, which his father bought him as a reward after training,...
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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
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, practices sumo with his coach Shinichi Taira, a former professional sumo wrestler,...
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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, practises sumo on a Dohyo, a traditional ring in which sumo wrestling bouts are held,...
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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
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, runs up stairs while training at Track Tokyo Running Club in Tokyo, Japan, August...
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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
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January 18, 2021
A trophy, which Kyuta Kumagai, 10, won at the Hakuho Cup 2020 sumo tournament, is displayed in front...
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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
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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...
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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
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, lifts dumbbells during a one-on-one training session which his father organized at...
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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
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, does a plank during a one-on-one training session which his father organized at the...
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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
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, practices sumo with his father Taisuke, 50, during a one-on-one training session which...
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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
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, wrestles with a boy the same age as him, during a training session at Buddy acL Ariake's...
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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
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, stretches during a training session at Buddy acL Ariake's wrestling club, in Tokyo,...
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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, wears a protective face mask as he travels to school with his classmates, during the...
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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
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, wears a protective face mask during class as he raises his hand to answer a question...
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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
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, wears a protective face mask as he spends time with his friends at Meiji Elementary...
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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
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, wears a protective face mask as he talks to other students in a group discussion held...
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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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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, reacts after practising sumo with a boy during a training session at Komatsuryu Sumo...
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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, practises sumo with his coach Shinichi Taira, a former professional sumo wrestler,...
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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, trains at Komatsuryu Sumo Club in Tokyo, Japan, August 30, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon...
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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
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January 18, 2021
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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, drinks a bottle of water during a training session at Komatsuryu Sumo Club in Tokyo,...
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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
Taisuke Kumagai, 50, adjusts his son Kyuta's loincloth called a mawashi, during a training session at...
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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
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January 18, 2021
Kyuta Kumagai, 10, pushes tires while training on a Dohyo, a traditional ring in which sumo wrestling...
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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's, 10, foot is pictured covered with sand as he trains on a Dohyo, a traditional ring in...
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Kyuta Kumagai's, 10, foot is pictured covered with sand as he 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, trains on a Dohyo, a traditional ring in which sumo wrestling bouts are held, at...
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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...
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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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