Best Answer

A regular sumo wrestler would weigh between 200 and 350 pounds, but an obese sumo wrestler would weigh as much as 650 pounds.

There are no weight categories in sumo Wrestling, however the mass of wrestler is not fat, a lot of it is muscle and a strong heavy wrestler has advantages over a strong lighter wrestler. Like many sports sumo wrestlers are getting bigger. in 1953, the average weight of a sumo wrestler was 317 pounds, with an average height of 5' 11''. Today's sumo practitioner is 3.2 inches taller, but 95 pounds heavier.

They can be any weight, there are no specific weight classes in traditional sumo. The heaviest rikishi on record is Konishiki at 280kg.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2013-02-16 04:13:55
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides
See all Study Guides
Create a Study Guide

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How heavy are sumo wrestlers?
Write your answer...
Related questions

What are sumo wrestlers?

The Japanese art of sumo is one of the oldest sporting events. Sumo wrestlers are people who practice the sport of sumo. Sumo wrestlers are big and strong, most are very large and heavy. They consume vast quantities of food to keep a large mass which helps them in the ring.

Are sumo wrestlers Chinese or Japanese?

Sumo is a Japanese sport. There are Chinese sumo wrestlers.

Who is more stronger wrestlers or sumo wrestlers?

This depends on the sumo wrestler and wrestler in question. However, it can generally be agreed that sumo wrestlers are stronger. (However, many recreational/amateur sumo wrestlers are not strong)

Are sumo wrestlers allow to have wives?

Sumo wrestlers may get married.

Where do sumo wrestlers train?

Sumo wrestlers belong to a sumo stable. There they live and train year round.

Is the sport of sumo wrestling for big people only?

No some sumo wrestlers can be skinny sumo wresler.Yes because most sumo wrestlers are fat. Suck it.

Are sumo wrestlers castrated?

No they are not.

Do sumo wrestlers become sumo wrestlers because they're too fat to become normal wrestlers?

No. Sumo wrestling and other wrestling have nearly nothing in common-most wrestling involves fighting on the mat-if you touch the floor in sumo you lose..

What do sumo wrestlers eat to stay fat?

Sumo wrestlers eat chanko nane a type of stew

Are there sumo wrestlers in china?

There are Chinese Sumo wrestlers. Those that make the most money are wrestling in Japan.

Do sumo wrestlers eat flies?

YES Sumo wrestlers in ancient japan. Japanese sumo's opened there mouths and swallowed the flies that were on there faces

Are women allowed to be sumo wrestlers?

Women are allowed to be sumo wrestlers but for now they can only compete at the amateur level.

What is sumo?

Sumo is a type of wrestling from Japan. Sumo wrestlers are usually strong and fat.

Where do sumo live?

Sumo wrestlers live in Japan in stalls with other Sumo and their masters.

Are sumo wrestlers fat?

Sumo wrestlers tend to carry a lot of mass, to make them more difficult to move and throw.

How many people have been sumo wrestlers?

it is impossible to calculate the number of sumo wrestlers because there is always new ones.

Can there be girl sumo wrestlers?

No. Sumo is traditionally only for men.

Why do sumo wrestlers dress like they do?

When Sumo started hundreds and hundreds of years ago, all men dressed like that. Sumo wrestlers keep up the tradition when they wrestle. Japanese are very respectful of tradition. Today, Sumo wrestlers dress like anyone else when they are not competing.

Do women sumo wrestle?

Sure, women can sumo wrestle. But if you are asking about competition, women sumo wrestlers can only compete at the amateur level. In fact, women sumo wrestlers are not allowed to enter the sumo wrestling ring as they are considered "unclean" when they menstruate.

What do you call a sumo wrestlers ring?

a sumo ring is called a Dohyo

How many sumo wrestlers in a sumo wrestling match?

In a single match there are two sumo wrestlers competing against each other. In a tournament there can be dozens of competitors, in a round robin type format.

Do sumo wrestlers compete only with wrestlers of their weight?

No, there are no weight classes in sumo. So a wrestler can be matched up with someone who is much heavier. That is why weight gain is so important in sumo training.

Are sumo wrestlers made up of fat?

no, they are made up of solid muscle built from heavy weight lifting for about 15-20 years. It takes a lot of hard work to be a great sumo wrestler. I am fat.

What are sumo wreslters?

sumo are traditional Japanese wrestlers! They tend to be larger in weight!

How tall do you have to be to be a sumo wrestlers?


People also asked

What was the original name of volleyball?

View results

When did jean craighead die?

View results

How many gold medals did Mark Spitz win in 1962?

View results