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Ladies' sumo from 2013 video

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I found it on my homepage on YouTube  36:30 minutes. Some great bouts. Uploaded in April 2013

 

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I saw it before and I don't mind seeing it again. The winner had an impressive array of techniques, was quite strong for her size and quick on her feet.

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Some amazing athletes there with great movement and techniques. There were many magic moments in there, but the highlight has to be the nage no uchi ai at 21:47. Both rikishi (is that the right word for a female sumotori?) are willing to take a very painful fall instead of putting a hand down. Will look around for more competitions like this one. 

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13 hours ago, Adil said:

Will look around for more competitions like this one. 

on the same page as the video I posted (the uploader hasn't got any other sumo videos on his/her channel) 3 videos by other uploaders

"onna rikishi"?  one of the experts would know

this one's in English

and 

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20 hours ago, egparis18 said:

"onna rikishi"?  one of the experts would know

I'm far from an expert in Japanese, but doesn't "onna" simply mean "woman"?

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On ‎6‎/‎4‎/‎2017 at 21:35, Adil said:

 Both rikishi (is that the right word for a female sumotori?)

I think "rikishi" refers only to ozumo.

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5 hours ago, ryafuji said:

I think "rikishi" refers only to ozumo.

If there is no addition, like wampaku rikishi - but the -shi/samurai/gent part usually was used only for men (now in lawyer, PHD, go player etc. it is neutral). Onna-zamurai also exists as a word, joshi amateur rikishi might be an acceptable phrase - I don't remember ever having heard it. Amateurs are referred to as athletes, senshu.

Edit: tournaments for kids have them called e.g. shogakusei rikishi, and there are often boys and girls divisions (also mixed tournaments), danshi and joshi

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9 hours ago, Jakusotsu said:

I'm far from an expert in Japanese, but doesn't "onna" simply mean "woman"?

Neither am I, but I believe it does. 

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