There will be three big international events for sumo in 2013
The Oceania Sumo Championships at the Gold Coast 3rd February, The World Games in Cali Colombia 26th & 27th July and the 2nd World Combat Games in St Petersburg Russia 19th & 20th October.
Oceania Sumo Championships 3rd February, Sunday. Broadbeach PCYC Monaco St Broadbeach Gold Coast from 10 am. Competitions for men, women and juniors, also a team event.
The Oceania Championships event is being held earlier than usual in order to use the results for selecting the athletes who will represent Oceania at the World Games in July. We will select two men and two women in each of the categories, lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight. All competitors will take part in the Open on the second day of the event
The World Games 2013 is an outstanding event for non-olymic sports, with more than 30 sports taking part in the areas of Martial Arts – which includes Sumo – Ball Sports, Artistic & Dance Sports, Precision Sports, Strength Sports and Trend Sports – including Surfing and also Lifesaving. Take a look at their website http://www.theworldgames.org.
Later in the year the 2nd World Combat Games will allow us to send one man and one woman from Oceania for each of the categories. The second edition of SportAccord World Combat Games will feature the following 15 combat sports: Sumo, Aikido, Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, Kendo, Kickboxing, Muaythai, Sambo, Savate, Taekwondo, Wrestling and Wushu. http://www.worldcombatgames.com/en/
Sumo was very popular with spectators at the previous World Games and Combat Games, with tickets sold out at both events.
We look forward to hard fought competition at the Oceania Championships to secure places in these prestigious international events.