Asian eating challenges and contests category

Business Insider has an article about a recent video by Yuka Kinoshita where she eats 9kg of food from Singaporean restaurants totaling 14,000 calories.
Hurriet Daily News reports that Ceren Yilmaz ate 315 shish kebabs in 46 minutes to regain her record at a restaurant in Antalya, Turkey.
The Hurriyet Daily News reports that Ceren Yilmaz ate 255 shish kebabs in 23 minutes to win a contest held at a restaurant in Kepez, Turkey. After the competition, her weight increased to 47kg (103.4 lbs.) from 40kg (88 lbs.)
On his Instagram, Joey Chestnut posted a picture of a 11 pound burger in Phuket, Thailand, which he ate in less than 20 minutes.
Star Exponent has an interview with Darron Breeden about his victory in last Sunday's Acme Oyster eating contest in New Orleans. Darron started his competitive eating career three years ago in Japan where he taught English.
ANIKI channel has a video of Max Suzuki training for the Nathan's finals.
Tokyo Weekender has a interview with Max Suzuki, who says his goal is to be better than Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi.
Palm Beach Happening has an interview with Max Suzuki, who says he was inspired to enter competitive eating by Moeno Azuki. He hopes that Japanese competitive eating can avoid the messiness that some American competitive eaters exhibit.
The MLE twitter announces that Max Suzuki will do Saturday's Nathan's qualifier at the NYNY Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. I think he will be the first Japanese competitive eater to attempt to qualify for the Nathan's finals since the 2006 qualifier in Tokyo. No other Vegas entrants were listed.
Buzzfeed has an interview with television presenter An-Qi, from Zhejiang, China. A video of her quickly defeating her male co-host has received over 3 million views on twitter.
DeccanChronicle has an article about a new movie about Indian competitive eater Theeta Rapai. The BBC wrote an article about his retirement in 2006. TheNewsMinute also has an article about the film project.

Russian competitive eater/bodybuilder arrested in Thailand

The Daily Mail reports that Russian competitive eater/bodybuilder Sergey Medvedev was arrested in Thailand on February 2. He is the alleged co-founder of the cybercrime organization “Infraud”, which has defrauded $530 million from Americans since 2010 according to federal prosecutors. The arrest followed a two year probe by the US Justice Department and Medvedev is expected to be extradited to the USA in about a month. “The Bear” labeled himself “the first Russian competitive eater” on his Instagram and had a youtube channel devoted to food challenges and strength training. update The FBI claims that Medvedev possessed over $800 million worth of bitcoins at the time of his arrest. (Bangkok Post article about arrest)

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The Hindu reports that a 14 year old girl passed away in Neelankarai, India after fainting in a samosa eating contest she was having with friends. This is the second competitive eating fatality in India in 2018.
Tamil.samayam.com reports that a competitor in an idly eating contest in Pudukkottai, India passed away after choking. Vikatan.com and puthiyathalaimurai.com also have articles. update Jan 18 New Indian Express has an English article which states that the competition did not allow entrants to drink. update Jan 22 The International Business Times has an article giving the name of the deceased as S Chinnathambi
Earlier today, Takeru Kobayashi faced off against a lion in an eating contest on a New Year's Day special for Japanese TV called Battle of Beauty and Beast. In 2003, Kobayashi competed against a bear in a hot dog eating contest on Fox's Man vs. Beast program. update Shrugu702 has a video clip of the program.
Cal "Hulk Smash Food" Stubbs announces he ate 54 bunless hot dogs in 4 minutes to win an eating contest held on the Indonesian television program XtraOrdinary.    
SCMP.com has an article about female competitive eater Hu Tongton from Heilongjiang, China.
Kate Ovens, Yasir Salem and Takeru Kobayashi will appear on BBC's Food Chain program tonight. The program will also visit an eating contest in Singapore. update The podcast is now available online (mp3 file)
Straits Times has an article (in second half of page) about Matt Stonie's trip to Singapore, where he set the record for the Beast burger challenge.
NDTV has an article about a chilli eating contest in Ningxiang, Hunan, China requiring participants to sit in giant tubs filled with peppers. A man named Su ate 15 peppers in 1 minute to win the contest.
ABS-CBN has a video of Takeru Kobayashi eating 2.3 kg of sisig in 2 minutes to set a record at History Con Philippines in Manila.
Michael Phelps racing a shark is not the only recent human vs. aquatic life matchup. Angela Sato faced off against a seal in an eating contest at North Safari in Hokkaido earlier this month.
Sayler's in Portland has uploaded a clip from a recent Japanese television program where female competitive eater Sachiyo Masubuchi faced off against Danny in a 72 ounce steak eating contest.
Tokyo Drew has a video of Darron Breeden setting the record for a 6kg (13.2 lb) okonomiyaki challenge in a record 24 minutes. The previous record holder was Max Suzuki with a time of 30 minutes.
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