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Kakuryu conquered man mountain Ichinojo to grab sole possession of the lead Friday after fellow Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho crashed to a shock first defeat at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.

In the day’s most absorbing contest, Kakuryu came back from the brink and broke up a lengthy stalemate to shove out Ichinojo and gain revenge against the newly promoted sekiwake for a defeat at the Autumn Basho.

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