Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 6/25/12

 

U.S. Women’s national team goaltender Hope Solo is back in the national spotlight with a very revealing photo shoot and interview in Fitness magazine. She’s sporting a red, white, and blue bikini as talks about preparing for the 2012 London Olympics.

In the interview Hope also dishes about battling depression, and how she channels her anger.

An excerpt from the article:

Finding inner strength: “One of the toughest years in my life was 2007: First I lost my best friend [who was hit by a car while running] and then
my father [who suffered a fatal heart attack], and then I got kicked off the team in the World Cup [for comments to the press about getting replaced during a game]. I hit an all-time low.

I didn’t leave the house. I was in a complete depression. It took putting one foot in front of the other every single day to get through it to the
point where I made it back on the team and won a gold medal in 2008. You’re always going to survive the pain of loss. I can live with that confidence inside of me.”

Looking to London “I’ve learned that winning isn’t everything, and it’s more about the journey. But at the end of the day, I just want to stand
on the podium with the gold medal.”

For more photos of the soccer star, click her name wherever hyper-linked here.

photo credit Andrew MacPherson/Fitness Magazine

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