STANFORD, CA. (THECOUNT) — Olympic cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the US women’s pursuit team win the silver medal at the 2016 Rio games, has died at the age of 23.
Catlin’s family confirmed that she took her own life.
Catlin’s roommate found her dead in their on-campus residence at Stanford University. There were no signs of foul play.
The track cyclist was part of the US team pursuit squads that captured world titles in 2016, 2017 and 2018, reports DailyNews.
Catlin had withdrawn from the American team for the 2019 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Poland, which took place just last week.
USA Cycling president Rob DeMartini announced news of Catlin’s death on Sunday.
‘The US cycling community suffered a devastating loss with the passing of Kelly Catlin,’ he said in a statement.
‘Kelly was more than an athlete to us and she will always be part of the USA Cycling family.
‘The entire cycling community is mourning this immense loss…We are deeply saddened by Kelly’s passing, and we will all miss her dearly.’
Catlin’s father told VeloNews that his daughter had committed suicide on Thursday night.
‘There isn’t a minute that goes by that we don’t think of her and think of the wonderful life she could have lived,’ Mark wrote.
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