A champion rodeo rider has died after being violently trampled by a bull just seconds after entering the ring.
Cowboy Giliard Antonio, one of the best riders in Brazil, suffered severe internal injuries just two weeks after returning to the sport following a year-long injury lay-off.
The experienced rider suffered the brutal injuries after his hand became stuck in his harness as the bucking animal stomped on his chest.
The incident happened before a packed stadium in the 46th Maringá Agricultural and Commercial Trade Fair staged in south Brazil.
Concerned commentators called for urgent medical assistance as the rodeo rider stumbled to his feet, stood shakily for a few minutes then collapsed losing consciousness.
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