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Over the past few years there has been a significant rise in the number and frequency of thrilling sumo tournaments.

Relative parity, following a decade and a half of dominance by Mongolian-born yokozuna pair Asashoryu and Hakuho, has offered numerous photo finishes and some surprising champions, and the spring meet of 2022 has continued that trend.

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