November 2016, Day 7, Shohozan v Takanoiwa

Shohozan starts off with his usual strong thrusting attack, but seizes the opportunity to slam his right hand down on Takanoiwa’s belt for the overarm grip. He’s got the positional advantage, with Takanoiwa slightly sideways in his grasp. When Takanoiwa starts to push forward, Shohozan brilliantly uses his right thigh to pop Takanoiwa’s left leg outward, completely destroying his balance. A hand on the back of the neck ensures that Takanoiwa isn’t going anywhere but rolling off the dohyo to his fourth loss. Uwatenage (overarm throw) for the win, and Shohozan improves to 4-3.


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