Kyushu 2019 Day Nine Recap
J2e Tochiozan (6-3) wins by oshidashi over M15e Daishomaru (3-6)
Daishomaru had a chance to reverse his one way ticket back to Juryo by beating recent demotee Tochiozan. Daishomaru will likely be in Juryo in January, while Tochiozan will likely pop back to Makuuchi.
M14e Terutsuyoshi (5-4) wins by oshidashi over M11e Ishiura (4-5)
Maybe Ishiura was trying something clever, but Terutsuyoshi just overpowered him from the get go for an easy win.
M10w Shodai (6-3) wins by yorikiri over M15w Daishoho (2-7)
Shodai basically caught Daishoho at the tachiai and marshaled him forward for the victory.
M13w Kagayaki (7-2) wins by oshidashi over M10e Shimanoumi (3-6)
Kagayaki, as usual, just planted his feet in a solid position and was able to parry whatever Shimanoumi was trying. He's about to see an increase in opponent difficulty.
M12w Takanosho (5-4) wins by yorikiri over M9w Yutakayama (5-4)
Takanosho planted his head into Yutakayama and just kept it up from there.
M8w Sadanoumi (6-3) wins by okuritaoshi over M11w Chiyotairyu (5-4)
Chiyotairyu absolutely blasted Sadanoumi back from the tachiai, but Sadanoumi pulled a nifty siode step right at the tawara for the victory.
M7w Kotoeko (4-5) wins by yorikiri over M14w Nishikigi (2-7)
This was another match this basho Nishikigi should have won, but had his opponent fight back at the tawara and win.
M13e Chiyomaru (6-3) wins by tsukidashi over M7e Tsurugisho (5-4)
Chioymaru took full advantage of Tsurugisho being off after a matta and just overwhelemed Tsurugisho.
M6w Enho (5-4) wins by hikkake over M9e Kotoshogiku (2-7)
A hikkake is a kimarite that involves grabbing an opponents' arm and sending him sideways. Leave it to Enho to be the one to encourage kimarite education.
M8e Shohozan (6-3) wins by uwatenage over M6e Onosho (4-5)
Shohozan overcame Onosho's newfound close-in-yorikiri strategy by grabbing his mawashi and executing a throw.
M5e Aoiyama (5-4) wins by katasukashi over M3e Takarafuji (4-5)
Aoiyama stood his ground while Takarafuji got off balance, leading to the "under-shoulder-swing-down."
M2w Meisei (5-4) wins by tsukiotoshi over M2e Myogiryu (3-6)
Meisei once again showed he might be an upper Maegashira rikishi with a rather easy win over Myogiryu.
K2w Asanoyama (7-2) wins by hatakikomi over M1e Daieisho (5-4)
Asanoyama stays in the Yusho race by masterfully defending himself against everything Daieisho had for him.
M1w Okinoumi (3-6) wins by uwatenage over K1w Endo (4-5)
Okinoumi went straight ahead, while Endo went all tricky as is his wont. Okinoumi found a chance to grab Endo's belt and throw him over.
K1e Abi (5-4) wins by tsukidashi over M5w Ryuden (3-6)
Ryuden had no answer for the thing Abi does in literally every match.
S1e Mitakeumi (5-4) wins by yorikiri over M4e Tamawashi (4-5)
If that weird head injury did affect Mitakeumi, he seems to have overcome it and turned back to his usual self.
O2e Takakeisho (6-3) wins by tsukiotoshi over K2e Hokutofuji (4-5)
These two smacked the hell out of each other. Hokutofuji even bloodied Takakeisho's nose. Still, Takakeisho got the win with a powerful shove into Hokutofuji's side that sent him well off the dohyo.
Y1w Hakuho (8-1) wins by hikiotoshi over M4w Kotoyuki (4-5)
Hakuho retains his lead in the yusho race by holding up Kotoyuki and putting him down to the clay with little effort.