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July champ Ichinojo rejoins elite in new rankings

First-time champion Ichinojo was rewarded for his July triumph Monday by incomes re-promotion to komusubi within the Japan Sumo Association’s rating printed forward of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament from Sept. 11 at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan.

The 1.92-meter 211-kilogram Mongolian, a former sekiwake who wrestled as a No. 2 maegashira in Nagoya, will transfer up two spots as he returns to the three “sanyaku” ranks under yokozuna for the primary time since final November.

In an alignment sumo hasn’t seen for 23 years, the JSA has opted to go along with three wrestlers at sekiwake, the game’s third-highest rank, and three at komusubi, one rung under.
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