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Emmanuel HOSTACHE

French Emmanuel HOSTACHE

Bobsleigh World Champion

Source :  Paul RAGINEL

Born: on July 18, 1975 in La Mure, Isère, France
Died: on May 30, 2007 in Siegen, Germany


Biography

Emmanuel Hostache (sometimes shown as Emanuel Hostache, 18 July 1975 in La Mure, Isère – 30 May 2007) was a French bobsledder who competed from 1991 to 2000. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he won a bronze medal in the four-man event (tied with Great Britain) at Nagano in 1998.[1] Hostache was born at La Mure, in south-eastern France.

At the 1999 FIBT World Championships in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Hostache won a gold in the four-man event and a bronze in the two-man event.

Prior to being a bobsledder, Hostache also competed as a track and field athlete in the shot put and discus throw events.

Hostache died of Ewing's sarcoma, a form of cancer in 2007 after fighting the disease for eight years.

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