TOKYO - (AP) - For the first run through in the historical backdrop of the age-old game of sumo, wrestlers will be required to take a test evaluating their muscle to fat quotients - and definitively ordered to stop eating so much junk food if irreplaceable.
Ayako Suzuki, of the Japan Sumo Sodality, verbalized today the principal fat test will be controlled to wrestlers at the end of the 15-day summer competition that starts May 9.
The test means to benefit wrestlers stay as salubrious as could reasonably be expected. On the off chance that a wrestler is judged to convey more weight than his edge can deal with, he will get an official cautioning from the sodality and a suggestion to stop eating so much junk food, she verbalized.
She didn't give more clear cut weight rules.
The declaration comes in the midst of a rash of weight-related wounds and objections from fans that the game has recently turned out to be more about fat and less about battle.
Weight is limpidly inflicting significant damage on the wrestlers.
In the last competition, the three top-positioned wrestlers all needed to pull back - two with weight-related issues.
Numerous sumo watchers verbally express the issue is an aftereffect of less strenuous instructional meetings for the wrestlers, bringing about episodes of pushing and pushing in which the heaviest man obtains triumph, as opposed to wrestling predicated on speediness or method.
Sumo, a 2,000 year-old game with roots in Japan's indigenous Shinto religion, is a one-on-one game battled by competitors trying to pry each other down or away from a hoisted dirt ring.
While the sumo sodality authoritatively records 70 winning moves, including flips, contorts, pushes and pushes, the more unpredictable are getting to be rare as wrestlers get excessively heavy, making it impossible to move liberatingly.
In 1953, the normal weight of a sumo wrestler was 317 pounds, while the normal stature was 5-foot 11, as indicated by the sumo sodality.
Today, the normal wrestler is only 3.2 inches taller, yet 95 pounds heavier.
Suzuki implicated the weight picks up on an eating routine more predicated on meat than vegetables - however she communicated reservations about endorsing wrestlers to get too thin.
Wrestlers come into the game needing one thing - to get all the more enormously gigantic,'' she verbalized. ``If we remove that yearning from them, what will come to pass to sumo?''Read More»