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Mitakeumi defeated fellow overnight leader Abi at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday to move back into a two-way tie atop the leaderboard with lone yokozuna Terunofuji.

The three championship rivals started Day 13 deadlocked at 10-2 after both Terunofuji and sekiwake Mitakeumi suffered upset losses the previous day, allowing No. 6 maegashira Abi to join them on the top rung.

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