March 11, 2019

Olympic cyclist Kelly Catlin, 23, Found Dead in Her Home

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Olympic US cyclist Kelly Catlin reportedly committed suicide at the age of 23 on Friday. She was found dead in her home.

Reports state that Olympic track cyclist, Kelly Catlin who represented the U.S. at the Summer Games in 2016 was found dead in her home in California on Friday. She appeared to have committed suicide.

The twenty-three-year old's father confirmed her death to cycling news outlet VeloNews on Sunday. Mark Catlin went on to say his daughter killed herself.

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“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 Catlin wrote. “There isn’t a second in which we wouldn’t freely give our lives in exchange for hers. The hurt is unbelievable.”

During the games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, Catlin was part of the U.S. women's team that won a silver medal. Catlin also raced for Rally UHC Pro Cycling Team and was studying towards a graduate degree in computational mathematics at Stanford University.

USA Cycling President Rob DeMartini said, "the entire cycling community is mourning this immense loss. We are offering continuous support to Kelly's teammates, coaches, and staff. We also encourage all those who knew Kelly to support each other through the grieving."

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