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Mongolian sumo wrestler Terunofuji will be promoted to yokozuna after the Japan Sumo Association’s Yokozuna Deliberation Council recommended his ascension to the sport’s highest rank on Monday.

Terunofuji will officially be named the sport’s 73rd yokozuna on Wednesday at an extraordinary meeting of the JSA’s board of directors, a mere formality after the recommendation following his 14-1 record at the Nagoya Grand Sumo tournament that ended Sunday.

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