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Coming off his first top-division championship in March, sekiwake Wakatakakage remains on the more prestigious east side of the latest rankings released Monday by the Japan Sumo Association ahead of next month’s Summer Grand Sumo Tournament.

Mitakeumi, who went 11-4 as a first-time ozeki in March, also found himself on the east side for the 15-day tourney, which starts May 8 at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan.

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