Day 3 results and day 4 pairings in Honbasho Talk Posted July 12, 2011 Some observations: Kotoshogiku looked very powerful and thick today against Tochinoshin. Thick is a way that he looks like a rikishi with all possible organs thick from toe to eye fat. Tochinoshin got his left hand outside but Kotoshogiku broke the grip and then simply outpowered Tochinoshin. He may or may not be ozeki material but he is for sure stronger physically than year ago. He was tarzan in his early sandanme/makushita days and nowadays a muscular hippo. Kisenosato managed to get in a bad bout on day 2 but looked sharp and also showed a lot of horse power in his moves. Goeido didn't have his best day but very one-sided win. Okinoumi is dangerous with left hand inside but wasn't able to beat Wakanosato with that today. Still Okinoumi is also a rikishi with elevated strength level as was well witnessed in his day 2 burly win against right hand outside Kaisei. Contrary to what the Man wrote on another thread, Kotooshu didn't have much to do with Tosayutaka's injury. Tosayutaka tried his trademark on the edge bending action and his leg got straightened and twisted. Looked more like hamstring injury based on the replay but I suppose knee it is then. Kotooshu did slam him but Tosayutaka's put himself there with his own respectable to the bitter end-fight. Harumafuji looks flawless, just beautiful control in small details. Confident and sharp, if things stay like this, he will beat everyone. Tokitenku vs Aran was a good one too, Aran doing his usual moves with tsuri, pivots and overall migiyotsu power play while Tenku has his ability to withstand quite a lot of power in that position and then has his perfect timing for one of the best uchigake of the year. Brilliant. Tochinowaka looks like a absent-minded and a bit soft giant who can generate but who looks as if he was always a bit of a sloth. Still 3-0. He needs some more sharpness and more sushi. It must feel good to beat Gagamaru since Gagamaru always comes forward and throws around his stomach and all, he is a simple rikishi and you know what you get. Homasho used his typical leaning posture and tenacity, got a grip and had a good power win. Plenty of good sumo so far it seems.