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Kyushu 2019 Day Seven Review
M13w Kagayaki (5-2) wins by yorikiri over M14w Nishikigi (2-5)
Nishikigi absolutely had Kagayaki beat in this match, taking him to the very edge. Then Kagayaki regrouped and drove Nishikigi across the whole dohyo and out.
M14e Terutsuyoshi (3-4) wins by oshidashi over M12w Takanosho (3-4)
Terutsuyoshi found his form by sticking his head in Takanosho's chest and going as hard as he could. Whatever works, I guess.
M11w Chiyotairyu (4-3) wins by yorikiri over M15w Daishoho (1-6)
Daishoho actually locked up Chiyotairyu here, but Chiyotairyu's strength and power allowed him to push Daishoho over the edge anyway.
M11e Ishiura (3-4) wins by oshidashi over M15e Daishomaru (3-4)
Daishomaru had no idea Ishiura occasionally pulls out the henka and paid dearly for it.
M13e Chiyomaru (5-2) wins by hatakikomi over M9e Kotoshogiku (2-5)
Chiyomaru parried Kotoshogiku's efforts until Kotoshogiku slipped to the floor.
M10w Shodai (5-2) wins by oshidashi over M8e Shohozan (4-3)
Shodai once again showed his ability to withstand punishment and regroup to get a win.
M7w Kotoeko (2-5) wins by oshidashi over M10e Shimanoumi (3-4)
Kotoeoko got a profile on sumo coverage for Day Seven, then got his second win by out pushing Shimanoumi.
M7e Tsurugisho (4-3) wins by tsukiotoshi over M9w Yutakayama (4-3)
This one was a little odd. Yutakayama stood Tsurugisho, but that somehow allowed Tsurugisho to shift his weight so that Yutakayama lost his footing and fell down.
M8w Sadanoumi (5-2) wins by yorikiri over M6w Enho (4-3)
Enho did his usual submarine bit, but Sadanoumi got a decent grip (although he had to remove himself from having Enho in a headlock) and just moved forward for the win. He was actually throwing Enho, but forced him to step out before going over.
M6e Onosho (4-3) wins by yorikiri over M2w Meisei (4-3)
Onosho has found some renewed success by going for Mitakeumi-style yorikiri wins--pushing an opponent's chest at such close distance that it's a force out.
K1w Endo (3-4) wins by tsukiotoshi over M5w Ryuden (3-4)
This could have been a fun matchup, but Ryuden just lost his footing while attempting to lock Endo is some bizarre and uncomfortable position.
K1e Abi (4-3) wins by oshidashi over M5e Aoiyama (4-3)
This is how Abi wants every match to go, as he got the first hit from the tachiai by blasting Aoiyama's neck with both hands and never relented until Aoiyama had backed out.
K2w Asanoyama (5-2) wins by yorikiri over M1w Okinoumi (2-5)
Asanoyama got a left-handed grip almost immediately, which gave him control for the whole match. Okinoumi fought back hard, but Asanoyama worked him out of the ring.
M1e Daieisho (4-3) wins by oshidashi over K2e Hokutofuji (4-3)
Daieisho won the tachiai by getting lower and knocking back Hokutofuji's chest, which was always how either man would win a matchup of pushers.
S1e Mitakeumi (3-4) wins by oshidashi over M4w Kotoyuki (3-4)
Mitakeumi got the win, but he still didn't look too good. He had Kotoyuki out of sorts for most of the match, yet still found it difficult to finish him off.
O1w Takayasu (3-4) wins by tsukitaoshi over M4e Tamawashi (4-3)
Takayasu's revenge match. Last time these men squared off in Nagoya, Tamawashi gave Takayasu the elbow injury he's been dealing with for two months. Takayasu came out of the gate hot, knocked Tamawashi around and then sent him forcefully to the clay with what was basically a flying tackle.
O2e Takakeisho (4-3) wins by oshidashi over M2e Myogiryu (3-4)
Takakeisho might have regained his rhythm. Against Myogiryu, he had one of his signature step back, reload, and shove maneuvers that is very difficult to face.
Y1w Hakuho (6-1) wins by hatakikomi over M3e Takarafuji (3-4)
Hakuho essentially withstood Takarafuji on Day Seven, although it seemed like his plan. When Takarafuji tried to regroup after a small stalemate, Hakuho found the opportunity to send him to the clay.