Bullfight called off after three matadors gored
For the first time in 35 years, a bullfight at the historic San Isidro festival had to be called off as three matadors were gored on Tuesday, May 23.
British news outlet Telegraph reported that one of the matadors, David Mora, 33, was gored repeatedly by the first bull at the Las Ventas bullring in Madrid. Weighing 532 kg, the fighting bull named Deslio, tossed Mora like a rag doll before pummeling him into the ground.
Horrified spectators had to watch as Mora's fellow bullfighter tried to fend off the beast from the fallen Mora with their capes.
Mora suffered from a 30 cm long gash on his thigh that and a wound on his upper arm.
That, however, was not the end of the the night's injuries.
Moments later another matador, Antonio Nazare, 29 was gored by a second bull, named Feten.
Luckily for him, he only suffered injuries to his right knees. Earlier, he had stepped in to slay the bull Deslio with his sword, reported AFP
To round off the night, a third matador, 24-year-old Saul Jimenez Fortes entered the ring to face Fenten.
He suffered three 10-centimetre deep injuries the bullring doctor said. He also managed to kille Fenten before seeking medical attention.
San Isidro festival
Held in Madrid around the month of May, the festival is held by the locals to honour Saint Isidro.
One of the ways they celebrate is bull fighting at the Las Ventas bullring in Madrid.
The bullfights attract the biggest bullfighters.
In a Spanish bullfight, three matadors spar with a total of six bulls, two each, before killing them.
This year, with all three bullfighters put out of action by the bulls, the organisers had no choice but to call off the event.
Source: AFP, The Telegraph