Mongolia’s young sumo wrestlers compete at the ‘Future Championships’ in the country’s capital of Ulan Bator.
It’s a sport usually associated with Japan, but now it’s Mongolia’s youngsters that are taking an interest. More than 900 children turned up at the “Future Championships” sumo contest. Contestants took to the ring at the 12-day long event with the support of their families cheering them on. Later this month the Japanese Sumo Association is organising its first training tour in Mongolia where some 120 wrestlers from Japan are expected to show off their skills.