Video courtesy of Kokugikan stalwart One and Only, and it’s worth the watch. After the tachiai, Asanoshima side steps Wakaichiro’s second charge, and gets Wakaichiro gets turned around and nearly forced out from behind, but manages to recover and escape. Wakaichro gives up further ground circling backwards until he can plant his feet and renew his attack. His victory improves his record to 3-2, and places him one win away from a tournament kochi-koshi.
Fantastic effort by Wakaichiro, and really a very nice recovery.