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Yokozuna Asashoryu still looked shaky but got the job done with a fanciful leg trip against Tochinonada to stay one win off the pace at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday.

The Mongolian grand champion debutant was a far cry from his usual truculent self as the final bout got under way on the fifth day of action at Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium.

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