May 2017, Day 5, Terunofuji v Kotoshogiku

Ozeki Terunofuji’s had a rough start to this tournament, going into Day 5 with a 2-2 record. But ex-Ozeki Kotoshogiku has had it worse, with only one win to his name. Their head-to-head matchup is fairly even at the start, a slight edge to Kotoshogiku who gets the lower position and a right arm high under Terunofuji’s left. But the Ozeki fights back to the center of the ring where he reaches with his long left arm for the overhand grip on Kotoshogiku’s belt. Once that hold is secure, he overpowers ‘Giku with a strong uwatenage (overarm throw), sending him to his fourth loss.


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