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Sumo wrestlers Tosayutaka, right, and Toyohibiki fall to the ground during their bout in the grand summer tournament at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo arena Photo: AP

Sumo wrestlers Tosayutaka, right, and Toyohibiki fall to the ground during their bout in the grand summer tournament at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo arena Photo: AP

Konishiki Yasokichi (b.1963) a Hawaiian-born Japanese–Samoan sumo wrestler, was the first foreign-born grand champion, or yokozuna.

Konishiki Yasokichi (b.1963) a Hawaiian-born Japanese–Samoan sumo wrestler, was the first foreign-born grand champion, or yokozuna.

Diamon Kinoshita Japanese Woodblock Print Hokutoumi Sumo Wrestler 1988 | eBay

Diamon Kinoshita Japanese Woodblock Print Hokutoumi Sumo Wrestler 1988 | eBay

Cheerful sumo wrestlers circle this stoneware cup displaying many faces and emotions. Liven up your mug collection with a playful take on this Japanese traditio

Cheerful sumo wrestlers circle this stoneware cup displaying many faces and emotions. Liven up your mug collection with a playful take on this Japanese traditio

Sumo wrestlers defying gravity!     Kotooshu loses the match with his hand touching the ground while Goeido stays aloft another split second.

Sumo wrestlers defying gravity! Kotooshu loses the match with his hand touching the ground while Goeido stays aloft another split second.

Fantastic shot. For the sumo wrestlers' inside story, see: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006C1I5K8

Fantastic shot. For the sumo wrestlers' inside story, see: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006C1I5K8