These Japanese “schoolgirls” are making sumo wrestling great again.
Two Japanese sumo girls are seen twisting, throwing, and body dropping each other with ease in a promotional video for a high school sumo tournament.
The video, entitled “Sumo Girl 82 techniques”, showcases the 82 known winning techniques of sumo wrestling and is a promotional video for the High School Sumo Kanazawa Tournament.
In order to win a sumo match, you have to force your opponent out of the ring, or make them touch the ground with any part of the body other than their feet.
The high school tournament, which falls on May 21, takes place every year and has been held since 1915.
The girls, who are a tad different from the sumo wrestlers we’re used to seeing, aren’t actual high school students nor professional sumo wrestlers. It’s Japanese actress Misaki Jimbu along with a university student — who are both part of the competition’s marketing campaign.
Could’ve fooled us though.
We don’t know about you, but we wouldn’t want to be stuck in a wrestling ring with this duo.