A young wrestler dubbed "Little Miss Sumo" is fighting sexism in the ancient Japanese sport, hoping to inspire other women to step into the ring and elevate sumo to Olympic status.

Hiyori Kon is the focus of a new Netflix documentary, "Little Miss Sumo," which tracks her attempts to take on sporting inequality in a society that lags in all manner of women's rights.

Popularly regarded as Japan's national sport, sumo pits two giant wrestlers, clad only in loincloths, in a test of brawn and skill waged — with crouches and charges — inside a ring floored with clay and edged with straw bales.