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World Female Medics Rushed to Help a Man Who Collapsed on a Sumo Ring. They Were Promptly Told to Leave

11:46  05 april  2018
11:46  05 april  2018 Source:   time.com

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They Were Promptly Told to Leave . Eli Meixler. Time April 5, 2018. Female medics attempting to save the life of a Japanese mayor who collapsed in a sumo ring were ordered to get off the stage, which is considered a sacred space from which women are banned.

They Were Promptly Told to Leave . Eli Meixler. Female medics attempting to save the life of a Japanese mayor who collapsed in a sumo ring were ordered to get off the stage, which is considered a sacred space from which women are banned. © Donald Miralle—Getty Images Sumo wrestlers in

Sumo wrestlers in Las Vegas, Nev. on Oct. 9, 2005. © Donald Miralle—Getty Images Sumo wrestlers in Las Vegas, Nev. on Oct. 9, 2005.

Female medics attempting to save the life of a Japanese mayor who collapsed in a sumo ring were ordered to get off the stage, which is considered a sacred space from which women are banned.

Medical attendants rushed onto the platform in Kyoto on Wednesday when Maizuru Mayor Ryozo Tatami, 67, tumbled to the floor while making a speech, the Mainichi reports. Amid the mayhem, an announcement ordered the women attendants to leave the ring.

Tatami was hospitalized with a brain hemorrhage and underwent surgery but is in stable condition, according to The Japan Times.

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Female Medics Rushed to Help a Man Who Collapsed in a Sumo Ring . They Were Promptly Told to Leave . Amid the mayhem, an announcement ordered the women attendants to leave the ring . Tatami was hospitalized with a brain hemorrhage and underwent surgery but is in stable condition

I wonder what the response was from the wrestler’s family? I would think they wouldn’t care if females stepped in the sacred circle . but I get it tho - I don’t agree with it, but it’s hard to change/undo hundreds/thousands of years of culture & tradition .

The Japan Sumo Association subsequently issued an apology. “The response was inappropriate considering that someone’s life was in danger. I am deeply sorry,” JSA chief Nobuyoshi Hakkaku said in a statement.

Women are traditionally barred from entering or touching the sumo ring, known as the dohy?. Japan’s first female governor, Fusae Ota, repeatedly clashed with the JSA over whether she would be permitted to crown the champion of an annual tournament, a traditional responsibility of the governor of Osaka. Her requests were denied.

In recent years, women’s sumo competitions have gained popularity, but the sport’s governing body limits them to the amateur level, according to ABC. 

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