Thursday, May 22, 2014

News: Madrid Bullfight Stopped After All Matadors Gored

Bulls 3, Tormentors 0. From El Pais.
Madrid bullfight suspended after all three matadors gored

Las Ventas bullring forced to cancel ‘corrida’ because of multiple injuries for first time in 35 years

May 21, 2014

MADRID--At 8pm on Tuesday, when the second bull of the evening had been dragged away, an announcement was made over the loudspeakers of Madrid’s Las Ventas bullring. The event was to be suspended, given that all three of the bullfighters on the day’s bill had been injured.

It was the final nail in the coffin of barely an hour of action, dominated by the drama, blood and shock of a gory spectacle that left three bullfighters in the infirmary after suffering horrific injuries.

The worst victim, without a doubt, was David Mora. To the sound of the bugles and drums that announced the first bull of the evening, the matador made his way to the door of the bull pen.

He stopped halfway, knelt down in the sand, and waited for the bull to appear. DeslĂ­o emerged, looking around furtively until he made out the bullfighter, and then began his charge toward him.

Still on his knees, Mora was violently trampled by the bull, which pivoted around his prey, flipping him over in the sand with his horns.

The matador was left helpless in the arena, blood flowing out of his left leg, and desperately awaiting the arrival of assistance to distract the animal.

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