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Haru 2023 Day Eight
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8 wins 19 Maegashira #5 West Midorifuji
7 wins 08 Komusubi #2 East Daieisho
Harimanage. Hokuseiho won with a last second "backward belt throw" over Kotoeko. That requires the attacker to grab the back of the mawashi after reaching over the defender's shoulder. Which really means only Hokuseiho could do it against someone Kotoeko's height.
Match of the Day
05 Sekiwake #2 East Kiribayama versus 09 Komusubi #2 West Tobizaru
Tobizaru approached this match with full Flying Monkey mode activated. Tobizaru blew up Kiribayama's mawashi approach, but couldn't get anything going and tried to shift behind Kiribayama. The Sekiwake responded and got face-to-face, but that led to an awkward shoving battle. Kiribayama got Tobizaru to the edge until the Komusubi put the brakes on an oshidashi. At that point, Kiribayama did get a grip. However, this involved clamping Tobizaru's right arm with his left and holding Tobizaru's left arm in the air with his right. After a stalemate where it looked like this had no leverage, Kiribayama finally won with the uwatenage, beltless arm throw.