Competitive Wresling dates back to at least the Original Olympic Games in Athens, Ancient Greece. Another Ancient versions of Wrestling is Sumo (Japan). Modern versions include Olympic (Greco-Roman), WWE (American), Lucha Libre (Mexico), and indeed also Mud Wrestling (England) and Jelly Wrestling (Ireland).
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John Gunning was the first Irishman to compete in the Sumo World Championships for Ireland
Sumo World Championships.
Irish International Sumo Wrestlers
John Gunning Irish Sumo Wrestler
I have it on the authority of John Gunning that this Referece website is one of the best ever. The German who compiled it went through over 100 years of Japanese Newspapers. It cnntains the results of every Japanese Sumo bout ever recorded back to early 1900s or before.
Sumo Reference: http://sumodb.sumogames.de/