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Gilmore opens up about attack

Originally Published: June 16, 2011
By Alyssa Roenigk | ESPN Action Sports

On Dec. 26, 2010, Steph Gilmore was invincible. The then-22-year-old Australian known as "Happy Gilmore" had just been crowned ASP world champ for the fourth year in a row and was fresh off her third straight Triple Crown title. She was weeks away from announcing a move to Quiksilver, where she would become teammates with 10-time world champ Kelly Slater and earn the richest contract in women's surf history: $5 million over five years. Her confidence and happiness were at all-time highs. On ...

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