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Newly promoted Mongolian-born yokozuna Kakuryu took his place on the east side as the Japan Sumo Association on Thursday released the rankings for the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament.

Kakuryu, whose birth name is Mangaljalav Anand, starts the May 11-25 basho in Tokyo as sumo’s 71st yokozuna. He is the first to attain the top rank since compatriot Harumafuji did so at the 2012 Autumn basho.

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