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Yokozuna Hakuho could miss September’s Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament following a Japan Sumo Association announcement on Wednesday that a second-tier juryo division wrestler at his Miyagino stable had tested positive for the coronavirus.

The 36-year-old yokozuna extended his record for career grand tournament championships to 45 in July when he went 15-0. According to JSA communications director Shibatayama, Hakuho and the rest of the stable members were tested after 19-year-old Hokuseiho returned a positive result.

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