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In his first bout as a yokozuna (grand champion), Takanohana suffered an upset yesterday and ended his winning streak on 30 bouts. The American yokozuna, Akebono, started with a victory on the opening day of the 15-day New Year Grand Sumo Tourname nt, the first event in three years to have two yokozunas competing.

New Year Grand Tournament (Tokyo, first day): Takamisugi bt Kotogaume; Tokitsunada bt Wakashoyo; Higonoumi bt Minatofuji; Mitoizumi bt Oginishiki; Daishoho bt Kyokudozan; Kiraiho bt Asanowaka; Kotobeppu bt Daishi; Misugisato bt Kasugafuji; Konishiki bt Naminohana; Kitakachidoki bt Kirishma; Terao btTochinowaka; Takatoriki bt Hamanoshima; Kotoinazuma bt Akinoshima; Mainoumi bt Kotonishiki; Kenko bt Kaio; Wakanohana bt Tomonohana; Musashimaru bt Kushimaumi; Takanonami bt Daizen; Akebono bt Kotonowaka; Musoyama bt Takanohana.

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