One-Armed Shark Attack Survivor Bethany Hamilton Places Third in Women's Surf Competition
Bethany Hamilton, 26, a Hawaiian native who lost an arm from a shark attack when she was 13, shocked the world with her performance in the World Surf League's Fiji Women's Pro.
Hamilton beat the world No.1-seeded surfer, Tyler Wright, and six-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore to get to Tuesday's semifinals, where she came in third place.
Hamilton was knocked out of the WSL's Women's Pro in the semifinals by French surfer Johanne Defay, who ended up winning the competition.
Her performance in the event is a personal and career best, making her a total wild card from the start of the competition.