File this one in the “Record Book of Sumo Oddities”. Hattorizakura’s streak of 89 consecutive losses has been broken. Perhaps Soga wants to begin his own streak? This is Soga’s first tournament, and his second bout. His first bout was an okuridashi loss to Roman. Hattorizakura’s last win was in 2016 to fellow Jonokuchi sandbagger, Sawanofuji.
スローだけど。— いりまり (@mmmm4649mmmm) July 9, 2018
There wasn’t really a kimarite. This was a non-kimarite of koshikudake, where the opponent basically just collapses. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that this happened now, in the first tournament with no mae-zumo recruits. At least the opponent didn’t roll around, requiring about 5 mattas. Anyway, as I said, we can now file this away and never speak of it again.