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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, an election in Kenya, Mount Sinabung erupts again, the launch of a Soyuz rocket in Kazakhstan, elementary school sumo wrestlers in Japan, a snow leopard cub in France, and much more.
The Mongolian grand champion Hakuho set the record for most career wins in sumo after capturing the Nagoya grand sumo tournament.
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Japan’s national sport of sumo, racked by scandals in recent years and dominated by Mongolian wrestlers, is finally getting a local champion again.
Watching sumo requires that visitors sit on tatami mats and are absolutely still and silent for approximately two hours.
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Origin and Etymology of sumo
First Known Use: 1880See Words from the same year
SUMO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sumo for English Language Learners
: a Japanese form of wrestling that is performed by very large men
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