Depression, Drugs, Suicide, Tourette’s, and at 35—This Three-Time Gold Medalist Is Going Back to the Olympics

After winning a gold medal in 2000, Anthony Ervin retired from swimming and auctioned off his medal before hitting rock bottom. Years of depression, suicide, drugs and hopelessness led him down a path of destruction. Now, 35, Ervin has overcome even the worst of his demons as he leads the 2016 U.S. Swim team in Rio de Janeiro.

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