Sumo kid to take on the world at global championships in Japan

Weighing an impressive 169 kg, Hubert Niemczyk looks like a typical sumo wrestler. Kalbar/TFN

With the tour de force youngster sending the Sumo world agog with his agility and passion, TFN dropped in on one of his training sessions to see the Sumo Kid in action.

The 16-year-old won his first tournament in 2011 when he was just 11 years old.Kalbar/TFN

Since winning his first competition he has gone on to win 17 more titles including the European Sumo Championships in 2018 when he was competing in the highest weight category for his age.Kalbar/TFN

Hubert was spotted at church one Sunday by legendary sumo trainer Andrzej Wojda whose sumo twin sons Tomek and Pawel now train him.Kalbar/TFN

Trainer Pawel Wojda told TFN: “This is a life changing opportunity for Hubert, he won’t just be in Japan to compete but has also been invited to train at a stable there and experience the life  of a sumo.Kalbar/TFN

Recognizing Hubert’s talents, the twins gave up a promising future in Sumo to train the teenager.Kalbar/TFN

As well as his twice weekly technique classes with the twins he has conditioning training three times a week. His conditioning training is heavily focused around squats and building core strength.Kalbar/TFN

Despite being the ten year age gap, Hubert is able to lift the twins with ease.Kalbar/TFN

Sumo Kid Hubert now hopes to win gold at the world Championships in Japan and match two-time winner 2001 and 2002 winner Robert Paczków. Kalbar/TFN