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Ozeki Kisenosato kick-started his bid for promotion to yokozuna with a comfortable win over Mitakeumi on Sunday, the opening day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.

Kisenosato was all business against the top-ranked maegashira — a former amateur yokozuna who posted an impressive 11-4 mark at the Summer Basho in May — setting himself up with a right-handed belt grip and calmly bumping the 23-year-old over the straw ridge.

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