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Mitakeumi defeated fellow sekiwake Takakeisho in a dramatic playoff on Sunday to win the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament and claim his second top-division championship while denying Takakeisho the same.

The 26-year-old from Dewanoumi stable hoisted the Emperor’s Cup for the second time in his five-year career and the first time since winning as a sekiwake at the Nagoya tournament last year.

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