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Newly promoted yokozuna Kakuryu hit the dirt running with a mash-up of Aoiyama while veteran yokozuna Harumafuji was sent retreating for a first-day loss to Yoshikaze on the opening day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday.

Kakuryu was never in trouble as he moved forward in a relentless onslaught before getting the Bulgarian-born maegashira to lose his balance with a well-placed smack-down technique at Ryogoku Kokugikan.

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