Bloody hell, this is absolutely unbelievable.
“I was just sitting there and I felt something just get stuck in my leg rope, and I was kicking trying to get it away.”
“I just saw fins. I was waiting for the teeth.”
Fanning won the altercation, stating that he’d punched the shark in the back.
“We are incredibly grateful that no one was seriously injured today. Mick’s composure and quick acting in the face of a terrifying situation was nothing short of heroic and the rapid response of our Water Safety personnel was commendable — they are truly world class at what they do.”“The safety of our athletes is a priority for the WSL and, after discussions with both Finalists, we have decided to cancel the remainder of competition at the J-Bay Open. We appreciate the ongoing support we have in South Africa and once again want to express our gratitude to the Water Safety Team.”