Three years ago, in January 2019, PBR star Mason Low was killed by a bull stepped on his chest during the Velocity Tour. Now three years later, a similar tragedy has occurred. This time, Amadou Campos Silva, a young man full of dreams in his eyes, became a victim and suffered an accident. Amadeu Campos Silva (Amadeu Campos Silva) earned his fame by winning runner-up in the 2019 Brazil Finals and then making his US debut in the past few years. Therefore participate in the 2020 PBR World Finals.
Everyone thinks that Amadou Campos Silva is a promising bull rider who has devoted all his energy to this sport. Just to realize his dream, but also to take care of his family. With the same dream, he took the Bull Classic Man to the Velocity tour on August 30, 2021. Unfortunately, not everything went well, because Campos Silva lost control of Classic Man. In the process, he lost his life at the age of 22. This is what happened.
Amadeu Campos Silva accident-what happened?
Andrew Giangola of Professional Bull Riders talked about what happened in the accident. According to him, Amadeu Campos Silva is participating in the Bull Riding Velocity Tour at the Save Mart Center in Fresno. So at the same time, Campos Silva lost his balance on his bull. In the process, his spurs got messed up and stuck to the side straps.
You may see the flank straps here wrapped around the bull’s lower torso. The main purpose of the flanking belt is to encourage pressure reduction. So in the process of restoring balance, Campos Silva found himself under the animal. The bull beside him continued to step on the rider’s chest. This caused him to find himself closer to death, but the medical emergency and procedures have been implemented.
Amadeu Campos Silva is being treated at the Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, California. PBR CEO Sean Gleason was one of the first to report the death of Amadeu Campos Silva. He took it to Twitter to let the world know about the accident in the Fresno Velocity Tour and the fact that Silva is no longer with us. The PBR family, as well as the Western Sports family, expressed their condolences to the players’ families.
Earlier today, young Brazilian bull rider Amadeu Campos Silva was involved in a terrible accident during the Velocity Tour in Fresno. He was taken to the Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, California, where he died. We are heartbroken for Amadeu’s family and friends. pic.twitter.com/6CnjzcKE0U
— Sean Gleason (@pbrceo) August 30, 2021
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Reaction to the death of Amdeu Campos Silva
At present, the Fresno County Coroner’s Office has also confirmed the death of Amadou Campos Silva. But the specific cause of death has not yet been announced. Giangola later talked about the future of the bull called Classic Man. From his point of view, he believes that the bull has nothing to do with the weird accident. He is not wrong. The Bulls behaved normally as usual. No abnormalities were noticed during the flexion movement. So there is no aggressive behavior. After all this, the classics will continue to be eligible to participate in future activities.
Andrew Giangola also praised Amadeu Campos Silva’s achievements. The accident was a heartbreaking tragedy for him. He thinks he is a hopeful bull rider, a determined cowboy, and a strong but kind person. Giangola said that Silva rides horses because he loves the sport and also to support his family. Everyone loves him, and PBR expresses condolences to him.
PBR Livestock Supervisor Cody Lambert (Cody Lambert) later talked about the unfortunate accident, and said that the behavior of turning the tangled Spurs upside down was the main reason behind it. PBR issued a statement about Amdeu Campos Silva, calling him a rising star in the sport. Obviously, Silva has a lot of potential, and Sean Gleason, CEO of Velocity Tour, shared his relationship with him on Twitter. He called Silva his son, brother, football teammate, and a smiling presence in the locker room. All Silva did was pursue his dream of riding a bull.
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