Published On: Tue, Aug 2nd, 2016

‘Sumo feminino’: How Brazil’s female sumo wrestlers are knocking down gender barriers

Fernanda Pelegrini and Luciana Watanabe sumo wrestling

In a São Paulo sumo gym, the only purpose-built sumo training facility outside Japan, Brazil’s elite female wrestling team is challenging a combat sport that traditionally bans women. They’re not just pushing for equality; they’re pushing for recognition by the International Olympic Committee.

CBC | Sports News

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