How old is a sumo?

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Nobody knows for sure- some say as early as the 8th century. Sumo as a somewhat organized sport with rankings started around the end of the 18th century.

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Various forms of Wrestling have been practiced for thousands of years. The first record of sumo is over 2000 years old, a bout that took place in 23 BC.

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Sumo has been around for several thousand years. The first record of a bout was in 23 BC.

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