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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Sumo Tourney Win

TOKYO () -- Ozeki (champion) Takanonami downed Yokozuna (grand champion) Takanohana in a playoff to win the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament for his first tournament victory.


The wrestlers, who are both in the same stable and so do not usually meet, both entered Sunday's playoff with records of 14-1.


For his efforts, Takanonami received the Prime Minister's Cup -- directly from newly elected Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto. It was the first time for a sitting prime minister to deliver the cup himself.