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Mongolian grand champion Asashoryu made sumo history on Saturday when he defeated ozeki Kaio to become the first wrestler to capture seven consecutive Emperor’s Cups by winning the title at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.

The fiery Mongolian bounced back from Friday’s shock defeat to Kotooshu and coolly forced out Kaio (9-5) before his eyes quickly welled up with tears after the penultimate-day win at Fukuoka Kokusai Center.

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