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Yokozuna Musashimaru suffered his first defeat at the hands of top maegashira Aminishiki but grand champion Asashoryu walloped Miyabiyama to avoid a second straight loss at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday.

Musashimaru, who is back in action after missing three consecutive meets after surgery on his left wrist, tried to overpower Aminishiki using his trademark right-hand thrusts as the penultimate bout got under way at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium in Nagoya.

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