Terunofuji completed his sterling debut as sumo's 73rd yokozuna by winning the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday.

The grand champion entered the final day of the 15-day tourney at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan one win ahead of No. 10 maegashira Myogiryu (11-4), whose loss to new sekiwake Meisei (8-7) ensured Terunofuji's title.

For his spectacular efforts over the first 14 days that included wins over both of the ozeki opponents he faced, the 34-year-old Myogiryu was awarded his sixth career Technique Prize and his first in eight years.