Healing process

The world champ discusses her recovery from a violent attack in her native Australia

Updated: June 17, 2011, 12:32 AM ET
By Alyssa Roenigk | ESPN The Magazine

This story appears in the June 27, 2011 issue of ESPN The Magazine. Read Alyssa Roenigk's Q&A with Gilmore here.

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 ...

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