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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The heart-stopping moment a rodeo rider cheated death after his boot got caught in the rope of a raging bull

By Nina Golgowski Close call: Emilio Resende found himself upside down with a boot caught in his strap after his bull bucked him off its back during the Ty Murray Invitational bull riding event Sunday A bull rider in Albuquerque, New Mexico was lucky to escape alive after his boot and spur caught hold of a strap still attached to the bucking animal. Emilio Resende, 24, crashed down on his neck and shoulders during the Ty Murray Invitational Sunday while still attached to Mr Slim, the white and black-spotted bull who continued its thrashing. With both legs out in the air, the Brazilian rider from Santa Helena de Goiás posed a similar way to Mr Slim who kicked both hind legs out from its 1,500 pound body above him. Caught: The rider's left boot and spur, similar to a pair seen here, nearly cost him his life while dangling just feet away from the bull named Mr Slim Rebounding from his landing, Mr Resende scored 19th place among the 23 other competitors who earned a score. The Ty Murray Invitational held at The Pit features the top 35 bull riders in the world 'against the toughest bulls on the planet,' according to their website. Mr Slim is estimated to buck off 74 per cent of his riders in an average time of 3.59 seconds, according to The Professional Bull Riders' website. According their injury report two men were injured during Sunday's event. Match: Rider Kody Lostroh got tossed in the air by Gator Bend during the Championship Round which pairs the top 35 bull riders in the world against the claimed toughest bulls in the world Injuries: Douglas Duncan tries to fend off Tremors Sunday while the day's event saw at least two reported injuries Hits: Renato Nunes rides Mailman for a score of 84.75 Saturday night. One of the men injured received a head concussion Sunday after his bull's horn hit him in the head One man sustained a concussion when struck in the head 'by Dark Shadow's horn' in round three. The injury stopped him from competing in the championship round. A second man sustained a right thumb injury in round one, pulling him from the rest of the competition. Wrap up: J.B. Mauney, seen celebrating, won the Championship Round of the event, while Mr Resende was not listed among the injured 'Blood. Bruises. Broken bones. It's all in a day's work for the PBR's elite Sports Medicine Team. Anytime one the best bull rider's in the world face their one-ton adversaries at a Built Ford Tough Series event we have the staff to make sure they receive the best possible care if needed.' Mr Resende was not listed among the injured. source:dailymail


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