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Yokozuna Hakuho received a minor reprimand from the Japan Sumo Association on Wednesday for leading an impromptu cheer after his victory at last month’s Spring Grand Sumo Tournament.

The 34-year-old Mongolian’s conduct at Edion Arena Osaka was deemed a breach of sumo tradition and discipline at the JSA’s extraordinary board meeting in Tokyo. The reprimand was the governing body’s lightest punishment.

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