The success of Japan’s Osunaarashi, the first sumo wrestler of African descent, has sparked a lot of interest in Egypt, his homeland even though it is difficult to imagine a sport more intimately identified with Japan other than sumo.
Osunaarashi, second from left, trains with his stablemates in Inazawa, near Nagoya, central Japan. (AP)
The first Muslim Rikishi
Osunaarashi pushes Satoyama (L) out of the ring during the second-day bout of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament in Nagoya on July 8, 2013. (AFP)