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Retired yokozuna Hakuho on Friday spoke of his relief after drawing his unrivaled career of 45 championships to a close, a decision he said he made in July.

The Mongolian-born 36-year-old, who earned rebukes from sumo authorities for not always bowing to the sport’s strict protocols, is moving on to a coaching role at his Miyagino stable as sumo elder Magaki.

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