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How much does a sumo wrestler weigh?

Julia Belova
Julia Belova
November 17, 2014
How much does a sumo wrestler weigh?

Sumo is a traditional Japanese wrestling. You can learn more about the different types of wrestling in the Martial Arts section.

The answer to the question how much a sumo wrestler weighs will not be unequivocal. On average, their weight is 120-140 kg, although in the history of sumo there were also giants weighing more than 200 kg. The minimum weight of a beginner wrestler is at least 75 kg. The heaviest sumo wrestler weighed 265 kg.

The weight of the wrestler is the main factor of success and various achievements in sumo. But the Japanese wrestler is not just a huge fat man. These athletes are usually very good at controlling their body. And the weight of the weight helps them to stand on their feet during the fight. To fall or allow oneself to be pushed out of the circle means a complete defeat in sumo.

To gain such a large weight, wrestlers follow a special high-calorie diet consisting of fatty foods and cereals. On the day, they consume 20,000 calories, but in order not to lose strength, the fighters train long and hard.


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