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Mongolian rank-and-filer Ichinojo capitalized on a slip-up by Hakuho to grab a share of the lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday with a stunning victory over yokozuna Kakuryu.

The 10th-ranked maegashira stayed on course to become the first wrestler in a century to win the championship in his makuuchi division debut, using a “henka” maneuver to sidestep Kakuryu (10-3) and slap him to the dirt in the day’s finale at Ryogoku Kokugikan.

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