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Yokozuna Hakuho kick-started his bid for a third consecutive Emperor’s Cup by smashing Chiyotairyu, but Goeido’s debut at ozeki was marked with a defeat on the opening day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo on Sunday.

Hakuho capped a successful day for the three Mongolian yokozuna with a sumo clinic in the day’s final bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan, picking his spot to yank komusubi Chiyotairyu down by the back of the neck.

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