November 2016, Day 15, Arawashi v Shodai

Both Arawashi and Shodai rack up 11 wins in the top division for the first time in their careers, and for Shodai it probably means a rise to the sanyaku rank of Komusubi in January. But Arawashi is the victor in their battle today, adjusting nicely from a right-handed underarm grip to a right-handed overarm grip when Shodai defends his first throw attempt at the edge. The overarm throw that wins the bout is a beauty, with Arawashi’s nice hip turn setting it up.


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