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Sekiwake Goeido will get the official green light for a rise in rank to sumo’s second-highest rank of ozeki when his promotion is formalized following meetings by the Japan Sumo Association on Wednesday morning.

The 28-year-old Goeido’s promotion will be put to a vote at a regular meeting to decide the sumo rankings for the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in September before it is formally decided at the JSA’s extraordinary board meeting.

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