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Stephanie Gilmore attacker sentenced

Updated: August 16, 2012, 8:44 PM ET
By Keith Hamm | ESPN.com

The man who attacked five-time world champion surfer Stephanie Gilmore with a iron bar in 2010 pleaded guilty in an Australian courtroom Thursday and was sentenced to four years in jail, according to Australian news sources.

Described in court as a danger to the public with a history of violence, drug abuse and mental illness, Julius Sterling Fox, 27, has been in custody since his Dec. 27, 2010 attack on Gilmore, during which the now 24-year-old ASP Women's World Champ sustained a ...

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