There's a time, and a time to burn.
Posted On:3/31/2011 10:48am
Style: Muay Boran
Former Olympic Judo Silver Medalist Commits Suicide in Austria
VIENNA -- The Austrian judo federation says former Olympic judo silver medalist Claudia Heill of Austria has committed suicide by jumping out of a sixth-story window in central Vienna. She was 29.
2004 Athens silver medalist. A judoka killing herself by falling...ironic.
Last edited by W. Rabbit; 3/31/2011 10:52am at .
Posted On:3/31/2011 10:56am
2.) So pretty.
3.) No breakfall?
Posted On:4/01/2011 10:37am
One bump because I think this story got lost in the shenanigans.
Posted On:4/02/2011 12:14am
Jesus, just 29 and someone who obviously accomplished a lot in her life. Sad.
MADE OF STEEL!
Posted On:4/15/2011 2:15pm
Any word on the impetus of the suicide?
The fool thinks himself immortal,
If he hold back from battle;
But old age will grant him no truce,
Even if spears spare him.
pro nonsense self defense
Posted On:4/15/2011 2:34pm
Style: FMA, dumbek, Indian clubs
Wow, that's a shame.
Posted On:4/15/2011 4:16pm
There was no suicide note, and as far as I've been able to dig up, no reasons given. It is still under investigation I suppose.
Some people have speculated it was medication related...antidepressants or perhaps even a training supplement...so many medicines with a side effect of suicide and depression that it seems to fit this kind of "out of the blue" suicide..
Posted On:6/18/2011 8:15am
Style: Freestyle Fighting
any follow up?
Posted On:6/18/2011 10:01am
Style: Trad Ju Jitsu
Tragic Story. Terrific achievement to Olympic Silver. So pretty. This will have an awful impact on her family and friends.
If she was on anti-depressant medication, then, yes, it could amplify suicidal thoughts before it becomes effective. This is true for Seroxat/Paroxetine, for which the severity of the side-effects can be modified by diazepam during this phase. Medical advice is essential so you don't think you're on your own.
Terrible if this might be true - the more so 'cos it is avoidable.
Posted On:6/18/2011 10:10am
Well I've had a look at the Austrian press and if anyone does know what and why it happened they haven't said anything.
She was given a military burial with full honours, for those who are interested.
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