Nomi no Sukune
Nomi no Sukune (野見 宿禰?) was a Japanese legendary sumo wrestler during Emperor Suinin era. He kicked and killed his opponent Taima no Kehaya (当麻蹴速?) under the Emperor's instruction. It wasn't modern sumo, but he is regarded as the human creator of sumo. He was an ancestor of Sugawara no Michizane.
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