Hatsu 2023 Day Eight
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Scores from Fantasizr.
02 Ozeki West Takakeisho
35 Maegashira #13 East Kotoshoho
04 Sekiwake #1 West Hoshoryu
12 Maegashira #1 West Daieisho
25 Maegashira #8 East Onosho
29 Maegashira #10 East Aoiyama
38 Maegashira #14 West Azumaryu
41 Maegashira #16 East Takarafuji
Kekaeshi. Tobizaru beat Kotonowaka with the always interesting "minor inner foot sweep."
Match of the Day
11 Maegashira #1 East Tobizaru versus 08 Komusubi #1 West Kotonowaka
Actually, let's dive into that match. Styles make matchups, and Tobizaru's controlled chaos met Kotonowaka's excellent footwork. The chaos looked like it would rule the day, but Kotonowaka planted his feet after a stumble and stalled out the Flying Monkey. Then it looked like a belt/strength battle Kotonowaka would dominate. Tobizaru managed to turn it into a minor stalemate, although one he seemed at the disadvantage in. Finally, he decided to take away Kotonowaka's best attribute by kicking his right foot at Kotonowaka's right shin. "Minor inner foot sweep," indeed.