Yasuhiro Murotatsu
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The Japanese diplomat turned wrestler

BBC News follows Japanese diplomat Yasuhiro Murotatsu as he takes part in a Sudanese wrestling match.

Wrestling is a popular sport in Sudan, and there are big crowds cheering on their heroes every week in the stadium in Khartoum.

In recent months, however, the fights have had an unexpected participant - Yasuhiro Murotatsu, one of the diplomats from the Japanese embassy.

James Copnall reports.

  • 18 Nov
  • From the section Africa