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Mongolian yokozuna Asashoryu’s wife Tamir gave birth to a son Thursday at a Tokyo hospital, Sumo Fan Magazine reported on its Web site (www.sumofanmag.com).

The Web site reports that the son, who will be given a traditional Mongolian name, has been nicknamed “Dorj” for the time being.

Asashoryu and his wife already have a 2 1/2-year-old daughter and, according to Sumo Fan Magazine, the successful yokozuna was keen to have a son who could follow in his sumo footsteps one day.

The report said both mother and son are in good health.

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