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World Sumo Champions to compete head-to-head at Mall of America®

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WHAT:           Three World Sumo Champions, weighing a combined 1,400 pounds, will travel from Japan and Mongolia to Mall of America® to compete head-to-head and meet fans in a special sumo event.


This is the first time ever that sumo legends of this caliber will do an event like this in Minnesota. Exhibitions including demonstrations, rules, rituals, training and real sumo matches will take place all afternoon.

The three sumo wrestlers have won a combined seven World Sumo Championships. The lineup includes:

  • Yama: 6’4”, 600 lbs, 2-time World Sumo Champion, heaviest Japanese human being in history
  • Byamba: is 6’1”, 370 lbs, 4-time World Sumo Champion
  • Kato: 6’3”, 410 lbs, former World Sumo Champion

Guests are invited to watch the champions in action, and will have the chance to meet them.

For more information on the event, please click here.

VISUALS:       VIDEO: 2013 US Sumo Open, 350-pound Byamba defeats 420-pound Kelly with body slam in slow motion! 

WHEN:           Saturday, May 30, 2015

Noon – 1 pm    Sumo Exhibition
1 – 1:45 pm      Meet and greet
4 – 5 pm           Sumo Exhibition
5 – 5:45 pm      Meet and greet

WHERE:         Mall of America – Rotunda

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