12-Year-Old Is Mexico's Youngest Bullfighter

Michel Lagravere slays one, gets bested by the 2nd
By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Suggested by MarionRozelle
Posted Jun 7, 2010 11:01 AM CDT
12-Year-Old Is Mexico's Youngest Bullfighter
French-Mexican bullfighter Michel Lagravere, 12, known as Michelito, bullfights in Mexico City, Sunday, June 6, 2010.    (Miguel Tovar)

Forget skateboards and video games—this 12-year-old boy fights bulls. Michel "Michelito" Lagravere officially became the youngest person to perform in Mexico City's main ring yesterday. And perform he did: The young French-Mexican "novillero" successfully killed his first bull, which weighed in at 893 pounds. But a second bull got the best of him; Michelito lost his footing and was knocked around by the creature. The baby bullfighter was taken to a hospital, but suffered only bruises. He was left "with a good taste in my mouth," he told the AP. (Read more Michel Lagravere stories.)

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