pound Sumo wrestler Yoshinshi Isiswobblybelly has been suspended
by the Sumo Society of Japan after he slapped a reporter
with his stomach, knocking him to the ground.
that scooped reporter up and threw him into the air.
incident happened outside Mr Isiswobblybelly's apartment
block on Saturday night.
reporter, 145 pounds, lost his pen and notepad in the incident.
a precautionary hospital visit the reporter was given the
all-clear and was allowed to go home.
viewers in Japan saw an apparently angry Mr Isiswobblybelly
turning round to answer the reporter's question when his
enormous stomach scooped the reporter up and sent him flying
25 feet into the air.
Isiswobblybelly stresses it was an accident and he didn't
see the reporter until he was 'already in the air'.
reporter told our reporter:
was just asking him a question and then thud, kerching,
kerpow, the lights went out."
I saw was this enormous stomach coming my way. I was powerless
to stop it."
was surprisingly solid, not wobbly at all. I will keep
my distance in the future."
is growing on the Sumo Society to force larger Sumo wrestlers
to wear signs advising pedestrians that they can turn without
far this year 3 pedestrians have been injured in Sumo stomach