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Egyptian sumo wrestler Osunaarashi told officials of the ancient sport’s governing body late Sunday night he did not drive the car that caused a minor traffic accident in central Japan earlier this month, the officials said.

Osunaarashi, who competes in sumo’s second tier, told Japan Sumo Association officials it was his wife who was driving the car in Nagano Prefecture, but he moved to the driver’s seat after it collided with another car to protect the expectant mother.

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