Mongolia’s Sumo Queen

Tuvshinjargal Bum-Erdene was always bigger than other kids. She got teased a lot growing up, but today, Bum-Erdene is thankful for her stature. She uses it to her advantage as a sumo wrestler in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She trains alongside men, and has won medals at international amateur sumo competitions. Unfortunately, only males can compete at a professional level. But Bum-Erdene is hopeful the day will come when there are pro level events for women, too.


#sumo #mongolia #queen

This story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirring, extraordinary, and distinctive people in the world.

Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com

Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram:
Make our acquaintance on Facebook:
Give us a shout on Twitter:
Come hang with us on Vimeo:
Visit our world directly: (アコーホテルズ)
Translate »