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President Trump is accustomed to congratulating sports stars in a United States. But no boss before him has ever presented a championship prize to a sumo wrestler in Japan.
Trump on Sunday awarded a giant, eagle-topped “President’s Cup” to wrestler Asanoyama, a 25-year-old contestant who clinched a contest win a day earlier.
The boss — a initial American to attend in a contest — afterwards congratulated Asanoyama on his “outstanding achievement.”
JAPAN WRESTLING WITH TRUMP GOING TO SUMO DURING STATE VISIT
President Trump presents a “President’s Cup” to a Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament leader Asanoyama, during Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium, on Sunday, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)
Then, with a small help, Trump handed a complicated crater to a champ. The White House pronounced a 54-inch-high prize weighs 60 to 70 pounds.
Asanoyama, whose genuine name is Hiroki Ishibashi, weighs 390 pounds, according to a Associated Press.
Earlier, Trump sat ringside and watched some wrestling action, accompanied by initial lady Melania Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie – along with a throng of about 11,500 wrestling fans.
President Trump attends a Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium, on Sunday, in Tokyo. First lady Melania Trump is during tip right. (Associated Press)
The distance of a throng was half a normal capacity, as partial of confidence preparations for Trump’s visit, and spectators went by confidence checks, a Associated Press reported.
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The boss is in Japan on a four-day revisit that will embody assembly Japan’s new czar and deliberating trade issues with a Asian nation’s leaders.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.