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Front-runners Hakuho and Terunofuji maintained their perfect records after 11 days at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday, opening a three-win gap over their closest pursuers in the title race.

Both Hakuho and Terunofuji faced tricky opponents but came away unscathed. Yokozuna Hakuho beat debutant komusubi Wakatakakage, while resurgent ozeki Terunofuji brushed aside sekiwake and two-time Emperor’s Cup winner Mitakeumi at Dolphins Arena.

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