International Sumo Federation

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International Sumo Federation
SportSumo
JurisdictionInternational
AbbreviationIFS
Founded1992
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
PresidentHidetoshi Tanaka
Official website
www.ifs-sumo.org

The International Sumo Federation (IFS) is the largest international governing body of sport Sumo with over 87 member countries. It was formed in 1992 and is the only Sumo organization recognised by the International Olympic Committee and World Anti-Doping Agency.

History[edit]

Members[edit]

International Sumo Federation has 87 established National sumo Federations.[1]

Organization[edit]

International Sumo Federation encourages the sport's development worldwide, including holding international championships. A key aim of the federation is to have Sumo recognized as an Olympic sport. Accordingly, amateur tournaments are divided into weight classes.

Weight classes[edit]

1992–2018[edit]

Weight class Men Women Jr. Men* Jr. Women*
Open Unrestricted Unrestricted Unrestricted Unrestricted
Heavyweight ≥115 kg ≥80 kg ≥100 kg ≥75 kg
Middleweight 85−115 kg 65–80 kg 80–100 kg 60–75 kg
Lightweight <85 kg <65 kg <80 kg <60 kg

 *   Age restrictions of 13–18 years old apply

2019–present[edit]

Weight class Men Women Jr. Men* Jr. Women*
Open Unrestricted Unrestricted Unrestricted Unrestricted
Heavyweight ≥115 kg ≥80 kg ≥100 kg ≥75 kg
Light Heavyweight 100–115kg 73–80 kg (Unused)
Middleweight 85−100 kg 65–73 kg 80–100 kg 60–75 kg
Lightweight <85 kg <65 kg <80 kg <60 kg

 *   Age restrictions of 13–18 years old apply

Presidents[edit]

Events[edit]

Discipline championships[edit]

Other events[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ifs-sumo.org/19-members.html
  2. ^ "Results – Sumo Australia". sumoaustralia.com.au. Archived from the original on 2018-03-12. Retrieved 2018-03-05.

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