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Japan ends painful wait for local-born sumo grand champion

Kisenosato holding up a giant sea bream to celebrate his promotion to the top rank of yokozuna in Tokyo on Wednesday.


JAPAN'S excruciating wait for a homegrown yokozuna, or sumo grand champion, ended on Wednesday when 30-year-old Kisenosato was promoted to the ancient sport's highest rank.

A first Emperor's Cup triumph at the weekend was deemed good enough for him to become the first Japan-...

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