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Sekiwake Shodai moved to within one win of his maiden top-division championship by overpowering ozeki Asanoyama at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday.

With one day of action left at Ryogoku Kokugikan, the 28-year-old from the Tokitsukaze stable leads the field outright with 12 wins and two defeats, after joint overnight leader Tobizaru (11-3) lost to ozeki Takakeisho (11-3).

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