Bogotá Jueves, 01 / Mar / 2018

Mick Fanning se despide de su carrera deportiva

El triple campeón del mundo australiano de surf, Mick Fanning anunció este jueves el final de su carrera deportiva.

Foto: Instagram  mfanno
Foto: Instagram mfanno

El triple campeón del mundo australiano de surf, Mick Fanning, conocido por haber escapado sobre su tabla a un ataque del tiburón blanco, anunció este jueves el final de su carrera deportiva.

Fanning, de 36 años, declaró en la red social Instagram que la competición de Bells Beach que tendrá lugar a finales de mes en el Estado australiano de Victoria, será la última.

"He decidido que el Rip Curl Pro Surf de Bells Beach será mi última competición (...) de la Liga Mundial de Surf", escribió.

"Ya no me divierto tanto como antes. Sigo amando el surf (...) pero creo que hay otros caminos para mí en esta etapa de la vida", añadió.


It’s time. I’ve decided the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach will be my last event as a full-time competitor on the World Surf League Championship Tour. The tour has given me so much but I need a fresh challenge. I still love the game but can’t find the motivation and dedication required to compete for World Titles anymore. My time on tour has been incredibly rewarding and I have so many amazing memories, all of which wouldn’t be possible without some very special people... My Mum, Dad, Sister and Brothers. I love you. My sponsors that have stood by me and continue to back my goals. My shaper Darren Handley and his entire team for the care and hard work they put into every single one of my boards. My fellow competitors on tour, you are like brothers and sisters to me. My very tight support crew that have been there in good and tough times, thank you for always being honest with me. And thanks to the fans and everyone that has encouraged me and cheered me on for all these years. I’m looking forward to life away from the tour while keeping a close eye on things. I’m so proud of our sport and the way it continues to evolve. The performance level on the Championship Tour and the Big Wave Tour is remarkable. I can’t wait to watch it all go down as one of the sport’s biggest fans. I’m also looking forward to evolving my own surfing in new ways, visiting unfamiliar places and taking on different experiences. I will be competing at the opening event at home on the Gold Coast and then wrapping things up at the Rip Curl Pro. Bells Beach is where my Championship Tour career really kicked off, I’ve always loved the place and it seems a fitting stop to finish things up. It’s gonna be a big fun party and you’re all invited to come. Hope I see you there. Cheers and thanks for the memories. Mick @ripcurl_aus @redbullau @reef @dhdsurf @dragonalliance @creaturesofleisure @vertra @fcs_surf @skullcandy @mercedesbenzvans_au @opkix @grapes @mfsoftboards @balterbrewers

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Campeón del mundo en 2007, 2009 y 2013, su imagen escapando de un tiburón blanco en 2015 durante el J-Bay Open de Jeffreys Bay, en Sudáfrica, dio la vuelta al mundo.

Fanning pudo sobrevivir indemne al encuentro con el tiburón, que llegó a romper el cordón que unía a Fanning con su tabla antes de que fuese rescatado por varias lanchas motoras.