Olympic Track Biker Kelly Catlin, who helped the American female hunt team, won the silver medal at Rio de Janeiro Games 2016, died Friday in his home in California. She was 23.
US cyclist Rob DeMartini said in a statement Sunday that “the whole bike community is sad this huge loss. We are constantly providing support to Kelly’s teammates, coaches and staff. We also encourage anyone who knew Kelly to support each other by grief. “
“We are deeply saddened by Kelly’s passing, and we will all miss her well. We hope everyone is looking for the support they need during the hard days ahead, and keep the Catlin family in your mind,” the statement says. 19659007] Catlin’s father told the bicycle magazine VeloNews she took her life.
Catlin was born and raised near Minneapolis, Minnesota, and advanced to the track as a member of the American national team.
She raced on the road for the Rally UHC Pro Cycling Team, and she had a degree in computational mathematics at Stanford.