Tamawashi remained alone at the top of the standings despite his second fall Grand Sumo Tournament loss at the hands of compatriot Wakamotoharu on Thursday.
The original Mongolian No. 3 maegashira maintained a one-win buffer at 10-2 after closest rivals entered Day 12, No. 8 Hokutofuji and No. 10 Nishikifuji, were beaten by ozeki Takakeisho and No. 1 Tobizaru, respectively.
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