Član Bob reprezentacije Sjedinjenih američkih država Pavle Jovanović oduzeo je sebi život.

Četrdesettrogodišnji Jovanović izvršio je samoubistvo. Pavle je pred kraj karijere nastupao pod zastavom Srbije.


Ovu vest preneli su skoro svi američki mediji koji su citirali njegovog nekadašnjeg kolegu Stiva Meslera.

– Moja lična legenda, čovek koji je u sportu postavio standarde koncentracije, posvećenosti i truda tragično je presudio sebi u 43. godini. Pav je bio najbolji kolega kog ste mogli da imate. Znao je da vaš uspeh znači i njegov lični. To me je učio. Učio me je da vodim računa o tome kako moje kolege spavaju, da li se ispravno hrane, da li im je terapija dobra, kakva im je radna etika u teretani i iza zatvorenih vrata, da sve to bude kao kada sami brinemo o sebi – napisao je Mesler na Instagramu.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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We lost another great one in sliding sport this past week. Pavle was what you might imagine a Rottweiler in human form to be; tough as nails, built like a brick shit house, and a work ethic forged by his family’s steele fabrication business. If you were going into the battle of competition, Pav was one of those athletes you wanted on your side. His low baritone “YO!” could light up a room as he slightly embellished stories on tour. I’ll long remember Pavle laughing and giving me shit, and maybe embellishing a little bit, the one time I had to actually push in a WC race heat at Königssee in his sled (definitely NOT our first choice). I can hear him now laughing and ribbing me about “going deeeeep (in his Jersey baritone)… although, I’m pretty sure he was just ecstatic I got in the damn sled lol. If there was ever a bobsledder born to push heavy objects, man it was Pavle. Pavle was definitely a one of a kind original. YO… RIP brother!

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