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Why did sumo wrestlers ended up having high levels of fat to practice the sport?

Here are some photos from old sumo wrestlers, definitely they are not comparable to current sumo wrestlers in general, having low level of fats. Compared to a sumo wrestler like the following the ...
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May a Sumo Rikishi be bald?

Does the requirement to have a topknot mean that a rikishi who grows sufficiently bald must retire?
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Can a sumo wrestler touch the ground before his opponent in the act of forcing him to the ground?

According to Wikipedia (emphasis mine for clarity), Sumo (相撲 sumō?) is ... where a rikishi (wrestler) attempts to force another wrestler ... into touching the ground with anything other than the ...
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