Joint overnight leaders Terunofuji and Mitakeumi suffered upsets at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, dropping back into a three-way tie for the lead with Abi at 10 wins and two losses apiece.
Lone yokozuna Terunofuji fell to komusubi Meisei, while sekiwake Mitakeumi was defeated by No. 5 maegashira Onosho on Day 12 at Ryogoku Kokugikan. No. 5 Abi, meanwhile, racked up an impressive win against sekiwake Takanosho.
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