Sumo

Prior to starting their bout in the ring – the “dohyo” made of sand and clay – both sumo wrestlers, or “rikishi”, go through ancient ceremonial preparations. They clap their hands to “awaken the gods”, they toss salt into the ring for its purification, and they stamp their feet to “crush all that's evil”. Dressed only in tightly wound silken loincloths, they then crouch and prepare for the opening charge – both hands are out in front of them, knuckles down on the ground. A bout may last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes. Whatever the duration, the athletes combine power and technique to force their opponents out of the ring or force them to the ground – with any part of the body other than the soles.

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Sumo World Championships 2014

Courtesy of International Sumo Federation

Medal Results Cali 2013

Sumo Heavyweight Men

  1. 1. Alan KARAEV - RUS
  2. 2. Vasilii MARGIEV - RUS
  3. 3. Mutoshi MATSUNAGA - JPN

Sumo Heavyweight Women

  1. 1. Anna ZHIGALOVA - RUS
  2. 2. Olesya KOVALENKO - RUS
  3. 3. Maria Alejandra CEDENO HENRIQUEZ - VEN

Sumo Lightweight Men

  1. 1. Tatsuma KAWAGUCHI - JPN
  2. 2. Batyr ALTYEV - RUS
  3. 3. Gantugs RENTSENDORJ - MGL

Sumo Lightweight Women

  1. 1. Yukina IWAMOTO - JPN
  2. 2. Luciana MONTGOMERY WATANABE - BRA
  3. 3. Vera KOVAL - RUS

Sumo Middleweight Men

  1. 1. Oleksandr GORDIIENKO - UKR
  2. 2. Istvan ASZTALOS - HUN
  3. 3. Atsamaz KAZIEV - RUS

Sumo Middleweight Women

  1. 1. Maryna PRYSHCHEPA - UKR
  2. 2. Maryna MAKSYMENKO - UKR
  3. 3. Asano MATSUURA - JPN

Sumo Open Weight Men

  1. 1. Naranbat GANKHUYAG - MGL
  2. 2. Yevhen KOZLIATIN - UKR
  3. 3. Vasilii MARGIEV - RUS

Sumo Open Weight Women

  1. 1. Anna ZHIGALOVA - RUS
  2. 2. Janaina SILVA - BRA
  3. 3. Svitlana YAROMKA - UKR

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