14
Oct
08

Don’t Mess With Sammy Sumo


Australia is making all the news the last few days but I missed out on getting this story up yesterday. Thankfully, I can do it today!

In Queensland, Australia history has been made by Samantha-Jane Stacey, a 14 year old young lady who became the youngest Australian to win a medal at the World Sumo Championships. Despite suffering a sprained ankle earlier in the tournament, Stacey, nicknamed “Sammy Sumo” battled through 5 matches en route to a silver medal in the junior women’s heavyweight division.

Unfortunately, many Australians have decided to deride Stacey’s accomplishments, instead hating on her for her for her 286 lbs weight instead of celebrating her for doing something no one else has ever done. Samantha-Jane’s mother, Sue was very upset at the comments that online readers left on a story regrading her daughter. “Some of the comments were the most disgusting, un-Australian things I’ve ever read… She eats very healthily; Weetbix and fruit for breakfast, a salad roll for lunch and a normal dinner. She probably eats less than my eldest daughter, who’s a size 8.”

Previously at school Stacey had found other students giving her a hard time, but after transferring now she’s a sporting hero. “She’s very confident in who she is and I’m just so happy she’s found something that she’s good at in sumo wrestling,” Sue continued, “I know how hard she works and how hard she trains. She’s on the go all day.”

The sumo world has taken notice of this 14 year old prodigy, she even received an invitation to come train in Japan after her performance in Estonia at the WSCs.

For a gallery of Stacey in action head on over here.


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