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President Trump is accustomed to congratulate the star of the Sport in the United States. But no President before him has ever had a championship trophy, a sumo wrestler in Japan.
Trump on Sunday gave a giant, eagle-top “President’s Cup” wrestler Asanoyama, a 25-year-old athlete, won a tournament, win a day earlier.
The President-the first American to participate in the tournament, then congratulated Asanoyama on his “outstanding performance.”
JAPAN WRESTLING WITH TRUMP GO, SUMO WRESTLING, DURING A STATE VISIT
President Trump presents the “President’s Cup” in the Tokyo Grand Sumo tournament-winner Asanoyama, in the Ryogoku Kokugikan stadium, on Sunday in Tokyo. (Associated Press)
Then, with a little help Trump the heavy Cup handed over to the champ. The White house said the 54-inch-high trophy that weighs 60 to 70 kilograms.
Asanoyama, whose real name is Hiroki Ishibashi, weighs 390 pounds, according to the Associated Press.
Earlier, Trump sat at the Ring and did some wrestling action, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie, together with an amount of about 11,500 fans.
President Trump visited the Tokyo Grand Sumo tournament, the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Ryogoku Kokugikan stadium, on Sunday in Tokyo. The First lady, Melania Trump is at the top right. (Associated Press)
The size of the amount of the half of the normal capacity, the visit as part of the security preparations for Trump, and the spectators reported went through the security checks, the Associated Press was.
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The President is in Japan on a four-day visit that will include meetings with Japan’s Emperor and to discuss problems in trade with the Asian nation’s leaders.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.