• Kyodo


After his pristine campaign in Nagoya, ozeki Harumafuji finds himself on the prestigious east position for the upcoming Autumn Sumo Grand Tournament with the release Monday of the sumo rankings by the Japan Sumo Association.

The 28-year-old Mongolian, who won all 15 bouts to capture his third career title at the Nagoya basho in July, will get his chance to make it third time lucky in a bid for promotion to sumo’s highest rank of yokozuna when the Sept. 9-23 meet gets under way at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan.

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