Bodies We Want 2009

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Byambajav Ulambayar

Photograph By Christopher Griffith for ESPN The Magazine

Why we chose him: Because we can't stop thinking about the damage this Mongolia native would do as an offensive lineman. Take it from a pro: "Most people think sumo wrestlers weigh 500 pounds, but that's rare; the average is around 300 pounds. Byamba is 6'1'', 340, the perfect size. He can do splits like a ballerina, touching his nose flat to the ground. He can lift one leg in super slow motion, balance on the other leg and freeze the position. Show me another 340-pounder who can do that." --Andrew Freund, Director of the U.S. Sumo Open