July 2016, Day 15, Takanoiwa v Yoshikaze

Yoshikaze pushes Takanoiwa right to the edge before giving himself enough time to get properly angry. So Takanoiwa pulls off a fantastic reversal, sneaking his right arm underneath Yoshikaze’s left and securing an underhanded belt grip in the nick of time, moments before Yoshikaze tries to push him out by the face. That belt grip helps him stay in and push out Yoshikaze, who went all out on his attack and was out of position for Takanoiwa’s counter-attack. Fine tournament for both men – Yoshikaze finishes 10-5 and picks up his second Outstanding Performance prize, and Takanoiwa finishes 12-3, runner-up for the championship and earning his first Fighting Spirit prize.


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