Deserved first title Ichinojo saves virus-stricken Nagoya Basho

Ichinojo’s triumph at the Dolphins Arena in Nagoya redeemed a grand sumo tournament that was slowly turning into a complete farce.

The giant Mongol’s unexpected but well-deserved last-minute victory turned the script for a bout that saw nearly a third of top-flight wrestlers sidelined after 15 days due to COVID-19 infection. or flashes in their stables.

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