Kyuta Kumagai, 10, far right, warms up with other boys before training, at Komatsuryu sumo club in Tokyo. Photo: REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo wrestler in training

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By Kim Kyung Hoon and Jack Tarrant

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Brainwashed? After 30 years, who's still gonna watch Sumo?

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This sounds like an obese child suffering child abuse.

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Every child physician in the world will tell you that such a diet is unhealthy and will lead a child to serious health consequences later in life.

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The chances this kid will have diabetes and an enlarged heart is far greater than that of being a sumo champion.

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This is child abuse. Where is the protection for this kid?

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At 85 kilograms, Kyuta is twice the size of the other children his age

And he weights quite a bit more than the average Japanese adult.

Terrible--his lifespan will be short.

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Will be gone at the age of 14 due to Covid and the JSA.

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Wtf?? I am 176cm and 84kg and have weight trained and boxed since 19. This kid is just a massive blob of subcutaneous fat on legs.

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