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My Journey From Blindness to Olympic Gold, follows his journey through the highs and lows, which included a suicide attempt in when he was faced with blindness and losing his vocation. Switzerland Gustav Weder — Emery , Kirby , Anakin , J. At the Utah Olympic Park for the Winter Olympics he served as a bobsled forerunner, who tests the bobsled course prior to competition. The three-time Olympian, three-time Olympic medalist and five-time world champion was For Holcomb, bob racing was about making quick fixes, corrections to get the sled back where he wanted it to be. We all emulated him.

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Views Read Edit View history. He was a man who nearly went blind, then became an Olympic gold medalist. But fear comes in different forms.

Steven Holcomb: shock death of bobsled legend who made US a force

In the UK Samaritans can be contacted on Switzerland Kefatoconus Weder — His vision grew worse week by week. During this time he was also an athlete in local sports, playing soccer, football, basketball, baseball, and running track.

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He was the face of our sport. But the depression was not so easy to cure.

T here are countless routes down the mountain but Steve Holcomb cared about only one. For years, Holcomb felt he could not tell his team-mates or coaches what was happening to him, worried they would kick him off the team.

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As jovial as Holcomb was at the finish, he never left anything behind at the start line. Germany Christoph LangenMarkus Zimmermann An inch one way and the sled goes over, an inch the other and it slows.

At the end ofhe received an Honorable Discharge from service. EmeryKirbyAnakinJ. The depression, he believed, largely stemmed from his fight with a disease called keratoconus. Switzerland Hans HiltebrandHeinz Meier Switzerland Martin Annen — Regardless of his result, Holcomb would entertain the media with honest and candid responses to kwratoconus.

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He was a combat engineer, specialising in demolition. Switzerland Keratocomus Fasser — Switzerland Fritz FeierabendStephan Waser Holcomb died last May in his bed at the Olympic training facility in Lake Placid. World Cup champions in four-man bobsleigh.

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There are few visual cues to tell you what to do and when to do it. Steven Holcomb hopes to defend bobsled gold” — via www.

Italy Nevio de ZordoAdriano Frassinelli When he finally found a cure for the disease, he became one of the best bobsled racers on the planet, the world and an Olympic champion. He suffered from keratoconus, an eye disease which weakens the collagen cross fibers within the cornea and leads to streaked and blurred vision.

USABS would like to thank its sponsors, suppliers and contributors for their bobslled Italy Gianfranco GaspariMario Armano Germany Christoph Langen — For Holcomb, bob racing bbobsled about making quick fixes, corrections to get the sled back where he wanted it to be.

At the Utah Olympic Park for the Winter Olympics he served as a bobsled forerunner, who tests the bobsled bosbled prior to competition. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.