World’s heaviest female athlete vs. skinny interviewer

Monday, February 27, 2017

With the late Sumo wrestler and UFC veteran Emmanuel Yarbrough having held the Guinness World Record of the heaviest male athlete, some people may wonder who it is that holds the Guinness World Record of the heaviest female athlete?

No it’s not Gabi Garcia, but someone who is much larger.

In this edition of ‘Guinness World Records: OMG – On The Road’, host Oli White travels to Maida Vale, London for a quick training session with Sumo wrestler Sharran Alexander.

One of the few women recognized by the British Sumo Federation, Sharran holds the rank of 2nd Kyu along with four gold medals to her name from competing in international competitions.

On the 15th of December 2011 she was officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the heaviest living female athlete weighing in at 448lbs, but despite this she doesn’t seem too phased at the idea of someone else trying to steal her title.

“Any woman out there who wants to beat my record is more than happy [to].”

Throughout the interview Sharron puts Oli through her training routine which includes battle ropes, a tractor tyre , weight training and concludes with a wrestling match in the traditional Sumo Mawashi.

How will Oli deal with the size difference, find out below.

Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 1998 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous U.S. editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records and national records, both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. The book itself holds a world record, as the best-selling copyrighted book of all time. As of the 2016 edition, it is now in its 62nd year of publication. The international franchise has extended beyond print to include television series and museums. [Source: Wiki] 

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