Bulls and matadors were specially imported from Spain for the first ever bullfighting in Kuwait, in the Arabian Gulf, on Thursday (April 6).
GV Bull in ring--PULL BACK TO Arab spectators
GV Bull charges--matador plays
SV PAN Crowd to bull charging matador
GV Swords into neck (2 shots)
SV Bull played by matador.
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Background: Bulls and matadors were specially imported from Spain for the first ever bullfighting in Kuwait, in the Arabian Gulf, on Thursday (April 6).
The show was organised under the auspices of the Kuwaiti Minister of Interior and Defence, Shaikh Sa'ad Al-Abdalla As-Sabah, by the Salmiya sports Club.
The Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly, members of the Assembly and a large enthusiastic crowd of spectators packed the arena to see the novel event.
Two other shows were planned for Friday and Saturday (7 and 8 April).
SYNOPSIS: A Spanish bull faced Spanish matadors in Kuwait on Thursday. It was the first time the Arabian Gulf state has seen a bull-fight....The event was organised by the Salmiya Sports Club--and sponsored by the Kuwaiti Minister of the Interior and Defence, Shaikh Sa'ad Al-Abdalla As-Sabah...
A large crowd of spectators packed into the arena to see the novel exhibition of bullfighting skills and physical courage. Among those watching were the Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly and other Assembly members....
The event was much enjoyed by the spectators.
Aficionados in Spain may know more about the technicalities, but in Kuwait the crowd understood well enough the perfect judgement needed to plant these darts in just the right place...
The show had opened with the playing of the Kuwaiti and Spanish national anthems and the grand entrance of all the bullfighters. There was no doubting the success of this first bullfighting spectacle in Kuwait. Other shows were scheduled for Friday and Saturday.