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Ozeki Terunofuji got his yokozuna promotion bid off to a winning start on Sunday at Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, where returning grand champion Hakuho also earned a narrow win.

Terunofuji, who celebrated his return to ozeki in May with his second straight Emperor’s Cup, dispatched a tricky opponent in No. 1 maegashira Endo, a title contender until the final day in May.

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