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Fifty-eight women got together to fight in a rare female-only sumo meet Sunday in Fukushima, Hokkaido, an event to commemorate two renowned sumo champions who hail from the southern Hokkaido town.

In the championship match, Etsuko Abe, 46, defeated an American woman who goes by the ring name Odori-yama (Dance Mountain). Abe, whose own ring name is Etsuno-umi, was the apparent underdog, at half of her American challenger’s weight.

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