Surfer Sally Fitzgibbons won the Margaret River Pro in Western Australia on Saturday, beating fellow Aussie Tyler Wright and landing equal first on the World Surf League rankings.
The 26-year-old, originally from Gerroa on the New South Wales south coast, spoke to The Project this evening.
She said she was happy to beat her long-time rival Wright who also grew up in Gerroa; she spoke about the thrill she felt winning the competition; and she revealed the reason she wears her engagement ring while she surfs.
Sure, it might seem like a risky move, but there’s a very sweet reason behind it.
Fitzgibbons told the show’s panellist Peter Helliar it’s because of the distance that is too-often between her and her partner, NRL player Trent Merrin, due to work commitments.
“I don’t really think about it. But my fiance Trent, we have to spend a little time apart, so when I’m in the water it feels like he’s right there,” she said.
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