Twenty-year-old female Japanese sumo wrestler Hiyori is facing retirement at the age of 21 due to Japan’s ban on female professional wrestling. As she prepares for the 2018 Sumo World Championships she comes to term with her impending retirement, questions the ban, and hopes to challenge the ancient but antiquated regulation. This gripping profile is of an athlete who’s being pulled from the sport when she’s only scratched the surface of her potential.
PRODUCERS: Didi Mae Hand, Andrew Carver
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