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Newly promoted ozeki Goeido, who has joined two other Japanese-born wrestlers at sumo’s second-highest rank, admits to being a bundle of nerves but says he is braced for the battle ahead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.

Speaking at a news conference on Monday at his Sakaigawa Stable in Tokyo’s Adachi Ward, Goeido said, “I am in a position where there will always be pressure to win. I feel very tense.”

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