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Sumo: Terunofuji takes outright lead with Day 8 win over Kotoshoho

TOKYO, May 22 (Kyodo) - Lone yokozuna Terunofuji took the outright lead and became the first wrestler to clinch a winning record Sunday as he improved to a perfect 8-0 at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament.

The Mongolian-born grand champion continued to impress in his injury comeback at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan, easily accounting for No. 5 maegashira Kotoshoho after the two other joint overnight leaders, No. 6 Meisei and No. 14 Asanoyama, suffered their first losses.

Kotoshoho (1-7) initially succeeded in keeping Terunofuji off his belt but the yokozuna maintained his forward momentum to push out the rank-and-filer. ...continue reading

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