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.”

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