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Yokozuna Terunofuji outlasted No. 1 maegashira Kiribayama for his first win of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, while demotion-threatened ozeki Shodai suffered his second straight loss to open the meet.

Kiribayama (1-1) got the better of Terunofuji (1-1) during the opening exchanges at Dolphins Arena, with the rank-and-filer’s quick footwork and firm right overarm belt hold leaving the yokozuna needing to stand his ground in the middle of the raised ring.

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