Sumo Kaboom

Leslie and Laurie Collins, Texan sisters, comedians, and diehard sumo fans, talk about all things sumo.

Episode 54: Eros Armstrong and Sumo Trailblazers

**Eros Armstrong **is the heavyweight representative on the 2020 Women's U.S. National Sumo Team. She's athletic, talented, and driven to be the best. And, she wants to bring more women into the sport.

Eros speaks eloquentrly about soul combat, warrior spirit, and leading other women to the sport of sumo - either through sumo clinics like the one at the WINS tournament or by walking up to other women at the grocery story and telling them that they would be good in sumo.

1:00 Help Annie Rose find the right sumo hair wax
5:00 Sumo News
12:45 First American in Makuuchi sumo division
14:50 Olympics
19:00 Women Trailblazers in sports
23:30 Eros Armstrong and the WINS Tournament

Watch the full interview with Eros on our youtube channel . We wish her wild success in her sumo journey!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Althea_Gibson
https://www.topendsports.com/sport/female-firsts-in-sport.htm
https://kathrineswitzer.com/1967-boston-marathon-the-real-story/

https://web.archive.org/web/20110722094836/http://www.shobix.co.jp/ijshs/tempfiles/journal/1-1/01010024.pdf
https://www.history.com/topics/sports/olympic-games
https://www.olympic.org/women-in-sport/background/key-dates
https://www.britannica.com/sports/Olympic-Games/Women-and-the-Olympic-Games
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Participation_of_women_in_the_Olympics

https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202103010000264.html
https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202102280001162.html
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyonishiki_Kiichiro
https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210301/p2a/00m/0sp/022000c

https://archive.org/details/no-holds-barred-eros-armstrong-on-sumo-womens-invitational-national-sumo-tournament-and-soul-combat
https://www.ussumo.org/national-team
If you want to follow Eros, check out her instagram eros_armstrong

*Music *
"Advanced Japanese Folk" by Audiotoolz

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Audiotoolz/Progressive_Folk/02_-_audiotoolz_-_advanced_japanese_folk

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Intro/Outtro music by MARiAN - Tokyo Trap.