The Economist: The masher from Mongolia – A sumo scandal distracts Japan

Asashoryu is the best thing that has happened to sumo in years. His dominance of the ring has helped recharge flagging interest in Japan’s national sport. At 26 he makes up in extraordinary speed and agility what he lacks (relatively speaking) in size. A diet of chankonabe (a traditional stew of fish, chicken and vegetables), rice and lashings of beer has helped bulk him up to 148 kilos, but that is still merely average for the sumo ring. To read the full article, click here: The masher from Mongolia

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