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Kotoshogiku rebounded from an opening day loss, ozeki debutant Kisenosato steamrolled another would-be opponent, and Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho ruled with an iron fist on the second day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday.

Kotoshogiku, who suffered a shock defeat to Takekaze on Sunday, got a firm grip on Wakakoyu’s (0-2) mawashi and bumped his opponent over the straw bales with his trademark “gaburiyori” belly forceout at Ryogoku Kokugikan to give the Sadagotake ozeki his first win of 2012.

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