Tamawashi (R) beats Tobizaru on the 14th day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan on Sept. 24, 2022. (Kyodo)

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Tamawashi became the oldest sumo wrestler to earn an Emperor's Cup championship in more than 60 years Sunday when he captured the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo with a win over stablemate, Takayasu. Coming into the final day one win behind Tamawashi and needing a victory to force a playoff bout, Takayasu exploded out of the blocks with a powerful two handed push. But Tamawashi responded with hard palm thrusts to the face that forced Takayasu out of the ring and secured him the title with a 13-2 record.
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