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Kisenosato put on a suspense-filled show against Ikioi in earning his fifth win in as many bouts at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday.

Enthusiasm was peppered with disappointment for the sellout crowd at Edion Arena Osaka with the announcement of yokozuna Hakuho’s withdrawal due to a toe and thigh injury in the tourney that initially saw four yokozuna for the first time in 17 years.

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