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Normal service resumed at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday as Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho rebounded from a shock first defeat to get his bid for a record-extending 38th career championship back on track.

Hakuho, whose winning streak stretching back to the second day of the Spring Basho in March was ended by Takarafuji on a day of upsets on Thursday, laid into Kotoyuki with a series of thrusts before drawing the winless komusubi in and sending him flying to the sandy surface.

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