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The Japan Sumo Association announced the new rankings for the upcoming Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, with Estonian-born ozeki Baruto taking aim at promotion to sumo’s highest rank after winning his maiden title in January.

Baruto, who finished with an outstanding 14-1 mark to win the New Year Basho, will make his first bid at promotion to yokozuna fighting out of the prestigious east wing at the March 11-25 tournament at Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium.

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