“E’ stato un miracolo”, il surfista attaccato dallo squalo commenta la sua disavventura [FOTO]

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Screen grabbed image taken from footage issued by the World Surf League (WSL) of Australian surfer Mick Fanning after he was knocked off his board by a shark and then punched it during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa before escaping. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday July 19, 2015. Fanning was attacked by the shark during the JBay Open in Jeffrey's Bay in the Eastern Cape Province but escaped without injuries. On a video on the World Surf League's website http://www.worldsurfleague.com, Fanning is seen being knocked off his surfboard. See PA story SAFRICA Shark. Photo credit should read: World Surf League (WSL)/PA Wire

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    BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Screen grabbed image taken from footage issued by the World Surf League (WSL) of Australian surfer Mick Fanning after he was knocked off his board by a shark and then punched it during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa before escaping. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday July 19, 2015. Fanning was attacked by the shark during the JBay Open in Jeffrey's Bay in the Eastern Cape Province but escaped without injuries. On a video on the World Surf League's website http://www.worldsurfleague.com, Fanning is seen being knocked off his surfboard. See PA story SAFRICA Shark. Photo credit should read: World Surf League (WSL)/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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Screen grabbed image taken from footage issued by the World Surf League (WSL) of Australian surfer Mick Fanning after he was knocked off his board by a shark and then punched it during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa before escaping. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday July 19, 2015. Fanning was attacked by the shark during the JBay Open in Jeffrey's Bay in the Eastern Cape Province but escaped without injuries. On a video on the World Surf League's website http://www.worldsurfleague.com, Fanning is seen being knocked off his surfboard. See PA story SAFRICA Shark. Photo credit should read: World Surf League (WSL)/PA Wire

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    BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Screen grabbed image taken from footage issued by the World Surf League (WSL) of Australian surfer Mick Fanning after he was knocked off his board by a shark and then punched it during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa before escaping. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday July 19, 2015. Fanning was attacked by the shark during the JBay Open in Jeffrey's Bay in the Eastern Cape Province but escaped without injuries. On a video on the World Surf League's website http://www.worldsurfleague.com, Fanning is seen being knocked off his surfboard. See PA story SAFRICA Shark. Photo credit should read: World Surf League (WSL)/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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  • Mick Fanning of Australia reacts during a news conference in Sydney, Australia July 21, 2015, after he was attacked by a shark during the finals of the J-Bay Open on Sunday in Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa. REUTERS/David Gray

    Mick Fanning of Australia reacts during a news conference in Sydney, Australia July 21, 2015, after he was attacked by a shark during the finals of the J-Bay Open on Sunday in Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa. REUTERS/David Gray

  • Mick Fanning (R) of Australia and fellow surfer and compatriat Julian Wilson react during a news conference in Sydney, Australia July 21, 2015, after Fanning was attacked by a shark during the finals on Sunday of the J-Bay Open in Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa. REUTERS/David Gray

    Mick Fanning (R) of Australia and fellow surfer and compatriat Julian Wilson react during a news conference in Sydney, Australia July 21, 2015, after Fanning was attacked by a shark during the finals on Sunday of the J-Bay Open in Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa. REUTERS/David Gray

  • Mick Fanning of Australia, who survived a shark attack, reacts during a media conference in Sydney, Australia July 21, 2015. A visibly shaken Fanning arrived home in Australia on Tuesday saying he would not turn his back on surfing despite needing a "miracle" to survive a shark attack off the coast of South Africa at the weekend. The three-times world champion was paddling out to ride his first wave in the final of the World Surf League's J-Bay Open on Sunday when an unidentified species of shark knocked him off his board. REUTERS/David Gray      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

    Mick Fanning of Australia, who survived a shark attack, reacts during a media conference in Sydney, Australia July 21, 2015. A visibly shaken Fanning arrived home in Australia on Tuesday saying he would not turn his back on surfing despite needing a "miracle" to survive a shark attack off the coast of South Africa at the weekend. The three-times world champion was paddling out to ride his first wave in the final of the World Surf League's J-Bay Open on Sunday when an unidentified species of shark knocked him off his board. REUTERS/David Gray TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

  • Mick Fanning of Australia, who survived a shark attack, reacts during a media conference in Sydney, Australia July 21, 2015. A visibly shaken Fanning arrived home in Australia on Tuesday saying he would not turn his back on surfing despite needing a "miracle" to survive a shark attack off the coast of South Africa at the weekend. The three-times world champion was paddling out to ride his first wave in the final of the World Surf League's J-Bay Open on Sunday when an unidentified species of shark knocked him off his board. REUTERS/David Gray

    Mick Fanning of Australia, who survived a shark attack, reacts during a media conference in Sydney, Australia July 21, 2015. A visibly shaken Fanning arrived home in Australia on Tuesday saying he would not turn his back on surfing despite needing a "miracle" to survive a shark attack off the coast of South Africa at the weekend. The three-times world champion was paddling out to ride his first wave in the final of the World Surf League's J-Bay Open on Sunday when an unidentified species of shark knocked him off his board. REUTERS/David Gray

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Mick Fanning parla della sua esperienza faccia a faccia con lo squalo nelle acque di Sidney durante una gara di surf alla quale stava partecipando

E’ stato un miracolo, non capisco perché non mi abbia morso“. Si è lasciato alle spalle la brutta avventura ma la paura e l’incredulità per quanto accaduto è ancora forte per Mick Fanning il surfista australiano 34enne attaccato da uno squalo durante la finale del J-Bay Open nelle acque di Jeffreys Bay in Sudafrica.

Con le immagini dell’assalto che hanno fatto il giro del mondo, al suo rientro in patria Fanning, sbarcato all’aeroporto di Sydney, è stato subito braccato da giornalisti e fotografi che gli hanno chiesto di tornare sulla vicenda. “Ero sopra di lui, il mio unico pensiero è stato difendermi mettendo tra me e lo squalo la mia tavola da surf. Non so se l’ho colpito forte o piano con i miei calci e pugni, il mio unico dilemma era se lottare o scappare”.

Tornando su quei drammatici secondi Fanning ricorda di aver visto la sagoma dello squalo sotto di lui mentre effettuava la classica torsione che precede l’attacco, poi la rottura della corda attaccata alla tavola e il tentativo di nuotare verso la riva. “Quando la corda si è rotta ho aspettato che mi attaccasse. Uscire dall’assalto di uno squalo senza neanche un graffio è un miracolo, devi solo contare i tuoi santi in paradiso“. Dopo la brutta esperienza il surfista australiano ha confessato ai parenti che non tornerà presto in acqua.

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