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On sumo’s list of all-time yusho winners, Hakuho currently stands tied with Kitanoumi on 24 championships to date. Just three men stand between the Mongolian and the all-time record: Asashoryu at 25, Chiyonofuji at 31 and Taiho at 32.

Many modern-day sumo fans never saw the recently deceased Taiho, for many the greatest yokozuna ever, and winner of 32 tournaments over the course of his 1956-1971 career.

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