First European Sumo Wrestler Wins Emperor’s Cup

Bulgarian Kaloyan Mahlyanov, better known in Japan as “Kotooshu,” is the very first European to win sumo wrestling’s coveted Emperor’s Cup. As the “David Beckham of sumo,” the 346-pound Kotooshu is head-butting his way into demolishing stereotypes regarding the ancient Japanese sport.

(via Inventor Spot)

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