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Sumo Champ Seeks to Slim Down

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Sumo Champ Seeks to Slim Down

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Champion sumo wrestler Emanuel "Tiny" Yarbrough hopes to qualify for the Olympic judo team next year. So he's gone on a diet. The 6-foot-8 athlete's goal is to drop 200 pounds, from 752 to a fighting 550.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Champion sumo wrestler Emanuel "Tiny" Yarbough supersized himself, just like the rest of us do, with too many burgers and fries. Now, he's hoping to qualify for the Olympic judo team next year, and with that he's gone on a diet. The six-foot-eight athlete plans to cut out his double orders of fast food and substitute protein for carbs. His goal: to drop 200 pounds from 752 to a fighting 550.

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