Yokozuna Terunofuji regained sole possession of first place on the Summer season Grand Sumo Event with an exciting victory over sekiwake Wakamotoharu on Thursday.
The lone yokozuna completed Day 12 at Ryogoku Kokugikan alone on the highest rung of the leaderboard at 11-1 after the joint in a single day chief, former ozeki Asanoyama, was handed his second lack of the 15-day meet by sekiwake Daieisho.
Within the day’s remaining bout, Terunofuji survived a force-out try from Wakamotoharu (8-4) by countering with a frontal crush out that put the Mongolian-born yokozuna’s surgically repaired knees to the check.
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