SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2009 11:00am
Redondo Beach, California
photos: Chuck Green
2009 US SUMO OPEN OVERVIEW
As in past years, Mongolian athletes dominated the competition, winning gold medals in every weight class they competed in. In fact, the three Mongolians who competed were all undefeated (except against each other)! So, not one non-Mongolian was able to beat a single Mongolian!
In a more intimate setting, fans got a chance to meet with, eat with, and take photos with the sumo wrestlers at the end of the competition. This “Sumo Bash” was truly a new sumo experience for many hard-core fans.
The Aviation Park Gym in Redondo Beach was packed with enthusiastic sumo fans, many of whom have been attending the Open for years. Athletes from four countries – USA, Mongolia, Tonga, and Tajikistan – competed in four weight classes. More
2009 US SUMO OPEN TOP ATHLETES
US – CA