May 2017, Day 5, Mitakeumi v Hakuho

Mitakeumi is primed for this one – he pulls the trigger at the tachiai and somehow wades right through Hakuho’s big right forearm to his face. The Yokozuna is going backwards, but he’s not in trouble as long as he has that left-handed overarm belt grip. Once Hakuho sets his right foot as a pivot point for the throw, Mitakeumi is going nowhere but out. Hakuho helps Mitakeumi extract himself from the fans, his gesture seeming to say, “try again next time.”


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s