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Mongolia’s Wrestling Champion Takes on a Patriarchal Sumo System

Bum-Erdene Tuvshinjargal is already a huge star in the sumo wrestling world. But the 17-year-old has had to take on more than just her opponents – she’s also in a fight to turn professional.

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Bum-Erdene Tuvshinjargal is one of the best female sumo wrestlers in the world, but despite becoming a champion many times in amateur leagues, she is unable to make any money from the sport because women are barred from turning professional. But that isn’t stopping Tuvshinjargal, who says she’ll turn to new forms of wrestling to achieve her dream of getting to the Olympics, and competing in professional leagues.

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