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Monday, Feb. 8, 2010

Goeido dumps Hakuho on way to victory at one-day tourney

Kyodo News

Second-ranked maegashira Goeido stunned Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho en route to winning a one-day sumo meet in Tokyo on Sunday.

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Maegashira Goeido defeats Bulgarian ozeki Kotooshu to win a one-day tournamnent Sunday at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo. KYODO PHOTO

Goeido bumped out Hakuho in the semifinals of the knockout tournament before going on to trip up Bulgarian ozeki Kotooshu in the final to capture the winning prize of 2.5 million yen.

Goeido became the first Japanese wrestler to win the meet since former ozeki Musoyama in 2003.

Ozeki Kaio and Kotomitsuki were both eliminated in the second round at Ryogoku Kokugikan.



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