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Newly promoted grand champion Harumafuji passed his first test at sumo’s top rank in dominant fashion, making mincemeat of Homasho on the first day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday.

Hakuho, meanwhile, took a more cautious approach against trickster Aminishiki but got the same result to launch his bid for his first title in three meets with a win.

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