WATCH | Ten-year-old Japanese sumo world champion is twice the size of other children his age

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Kyuta Kumagai is a 10-year-old wrestling champion who at 187 pounds towers over his peers.

In 2020, he was crowned the under-ten sumo world champion, beating competition from the UK and Ukraine. 

Title aside, the ten-year-old says what he enjoys most is defeating older boys in a wrestling match. 

His gruelling training regime consists of a 6-day training week which includes weight lifting, swimming and track and field, in addition to training at his local club. 

As far as his diet goes, Kyuta consumes 4000 calories a day. 

According to his dad, all the time and money he has spent in training his champion son has been worth it. 

"It's not easy, I have to spend a lot of money and time but I think it's worth investing". 

Watch the video above for more. 

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