Ōsunaarashi (大砂嵐金太郎) is the first professional sumo wrestler from the African continent. Born Abdelrahman Shalan near Cairo, Egypt he first became involved with sumo through an acquaintance at the age of 16. In 2011 he came in third place at an international junior championship. The same year he decided to follow his dream of becoming a professional wrestler and moved to Tokyo, Japan.
This is a 4 minute story taken from a half hour documentary created for Red Bull Media House. You can watch the whole doc on the RedBullTv App on appleTv or XBOX and on Amazon Fire TV Bullit the Documentary "Becoming Sumo"
Directed and Produced by Salazar
Music by Edo Van Breemen
Titles: Stuart Langfield
Additional Titles: Peter Hadfield
Sound Design: Vidar Grande