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Hope Solo’s July/August Issue of FITNESS Magazine Cover & Feature

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Hope Solo’s July/August Issue of FITNESS Magazine Cover & Feature

New York, NY – This summer, goalkeeper Hope Solo will be gunning for the gold at the 2012 London Games. In the July/August issue of Fitness, on stands June 26th, Hope dishes about battling depression, finding inner strength and how she channels her anger.

Hope Solo's July/August Issue of FITNESS Magazine Cover & Feature

Hope on dealing with loss, battling depression and finding inner strength: “One of the toughest years in my life was 2007: First I lost my best friend and then my father and then I got kicked off the team in the World Cup. 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.”

Hope on going for the gold: “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.”

Hope Solo's July/August Issue of FITNESS Magazine Cover & Feature

On being a goalkeeper: “As I forward, I tried to win games, and now as a goalkeeper, I try to save them. I thrive under pressure. That’s when I really step up.”

Bouncing back after a missed save: “I have to channel my anger. I pick up a piece of grass, hold it for a second, throw it up in the air and let it come down. I let everything go with that blade of grass.”

To find out more about Hope, pick up the July/August issue of FITNESS, on newsstands June 26, 2012.

Photos and article courtesy of Andrew MacPherson/Fitness Magazine.

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