Women sumo wrestlers ‘breaking prejudice’ in Brazil

Brazilian female sumo wrestlers say the sport is for everyone. – AFP pic, March 18, 2023.

IF THE phrase “sumo wrestler” calls to mind a hefty Asian man in a loincloth, Valeria and Diana Dall’Olio, a mother-daughter sumo wrestling team from Brazil, have a message, think again.

The Dall’Olios are used to people saying they are too small, too fragile or too female to practice a sport typically associated with hulking Japanese men.

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