All-Okinawa Bullfighting Autumn Tournament attracts 4,500 spectators

All-Okinawa Bullfighting Autumn Tournament attracts 4,500 spectators

In the open-class championship, Toryuseigo (right) defeated Ishizanharukao in a bout that lasted only 18 seconds at the Ishikawa Multipurpose Dome in Uruma City on November 9(Photograph taken by Hiroaki Yamashiro).


November 10, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 9, the 102nd All Okinawa Togyu (Bullfighting) Autumn Tournament was held, sponsored jointly by the Okinawa Prefectural Bullfighting Federation and the Ryukyu Shimpo Co., at the Ishikawa Multipurpose Dome in Uruma City.

Twenty-four bulls competed in 12 bouts.

About 4,500 people watched the event, cheering for the bulls and holding their breath at suspenseful moments in close bouts.

In the open-class championship, Toryuseigo defeated Ishizanharukao in a bout that lasted 18 seconds, thereby securing the title and becoming the strongest bull in Okinawa.

Tosho Hayate defended its seventh championship title in the middleweight division, weighing no more than 970 kilograms. Hayate defeated Sentoufunushi in a fierce bout that lasted 8 minutes and 51 seconds.

In the lightweight division of 850 kilograms or less, Musourabuoyakata returned to the throne, defeating Ryutenryuonimaru in a seesaw struggle that lasted 13 minutes and 47 seconds .

(English translation by T&CT)

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