Conchita Cintrón: History's greatest bullfighter

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Faced with a 1,000-pound raging bull in the ring—its nostrils flaring, its head down, poised to charge—Conchita Cintrón would meet the challenge with enthusiasm…

In 1940, she was gored in her right thigh. According to one biography, “She later claimed it felt like a searing piece of iron had stabbed her deeply. Conchita went into a state of shock. Doctors gave her injections to stabilize her before taking her to the infirmary. A few minutes later, she jumped off the examining table and ran back into the arena to perform the final act of the faena.”