Midorifuji leads the eighth day of the spring meeting

The undefeated Midorifuji closed a 72-kilogram gap to fellow wrestler Aoyama to maintain an undisputed lead on Sunday at the Spring Sumo Grand Tournament.

Wrestling as a fifth rank maegashiraThe 26-year-old became the first wrestler to set a 15-day tournament win record with his eighth straight win on Day 8 at Edion Arena Osaka.

He took a massive elbow strike early in the fight with a hefty number 2.9 maegashira from Bulgaria and succumbed to the momentum before unbalancing his opponent and forcing him to leave.

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