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Mongolian ozeki Harumafuji snatched victory from the jaws of defeat to close in on a second consecutive title and promotion to yokozuna at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday.

Harumafuji, winner of the Nagoya Basho in July, looked to be heading for his first defeat after fellow ozeki Kisenosato slid him back over the sandy surface and up against the ridge at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan.

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