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Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis

Lake Placid (RWH) The Bobsleigh community mourns the loss of former US push athlete Pavle Jovanovic. As the Federation USA Bobsled & Skeleton announced, the 2004 World Championships bronze medallist took his life on May 3 at the age of 43.

With pilot Todd Hays, Pavle Jovanovic won the bronze medal in the 4-man bob event at the 2004 World Championships in Königssee (GER). At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino (ITA), Jovanovic finished seventh in both the 2- and 4-man races with Todd Hays.

After Hays‘ retirement following the Torino Olympics, Jovanovic joined the push team of Steven Holcomb. In 4-man bobsleigh, he helped push the Holcomb crew to five World Cup victories in 2007. At the World Championships in St. Moritz in 2007, they finished fourth.

Pavle Jovanovic ended his career in 2012 after racing the last season with the bobsleigh team of Serbia. ©RWH2020

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Photo: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis

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