May 2017, Day 4, Kisenosato v Endo

Endo almost falls victim to his old nemesis (his own footwork) with a slip halfway through the bout, but he catches himself with his left leg and actually ends up in an advantageous position. Nice and low and pointed straight at Yokozuna Kisenosato’s midsection, he rallies to push the injured Yokozuna over the edge and down to the floor below. Kisenosato doesn’t risk further injury by catching himself with his arms, so he topples backwards onto his padded rear and ends up three rows deep in the stands. This is Endo’s third ever kinboshi, or victory over a Yokozuna, although the first two times he achieved the feat he ended up with a losing record for those tournaments. Both men finish the day at 2-2.


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