The 29-year-old Mongolian was ensured of his fifth title when Myogiryu lost an earlier bout.
Terunofuji loses for the first time in his debut at the sport’s highest rank.
The Mongolian outmuscles compatriot Ichinojo on the opening day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.
Fellow yokozuna Hakuho was forced to pull out over COVID-19 protocols.
By beating Takakeisho in a playoff, the 29-year-old Mongolian could be promoted to sumo’s highest rank for the July tournament in Nagoya.
“Without support from my fans, I would not have made a comeback here, so please continue to support me," Spring Basho winner Terunofuji said.
Maegashira No. 1 Daieisho completed his title quest with a victory over Okinoumi on the final day of the tournament.
The now-retired Iwakuma will dispense his knowledge of pitching in his new job with the MLB club.
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The final tournament of the year ended in dramatic fashion. Ozeki Takakeisho overpowered Terunofuji in a playoff and collected the Emperor’s Cup at the...