Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Bulgarian basher to take sumo home

The photo below, from the Nihon Keizai Shinbun, shows Bulganian-born sumo wrestler Kotooshu (real name Kaloyan Mahlyanov) meeting with Japan Foreign Minister Taro Aso. The 23-year-old ozeki (2nd highest rank in sumo) is receiving a list of gear and equipment—worth roughly $60,000—that the Japanese government is granting to build an authentic sumo ring and outfit a few wrestlers in Bulgaria.

—Mellow Monk

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