Kelly Catlin dies at age 23

10 March 2019 06:10
Three-time world champion and 2016 Olympic silver medalist Kelly Catlin died Thursday night of an apparent suicide, according to a report today on VeloNews. “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 in an email to VeloNews Sunday morning, confirming the circumstances of his daughter's death. “There isn’t a second in which we wouldn’t freely give our lives in exchange for hers. The hurt is unbelievable.” Catlin's roommate reportedly discovered her body Thursday night in the dorm room they shared on the Stanford University campus, where Catlin was enrolled as a graduate student. She was 23 years old.ADVERTISEMENT Catlin won a silver medal in the Team Pursuit at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. She won gold with the US Team Pursuit squad at the world championships in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and she also took the bronze medal in the Individual Pursuit at the world championships in 2018. Catlin took her first international track gold at the 2015 Pan American Games, the year she took up track cycling after previously competing successfully in mountain bike racing. In a statement sent to media on Sunday, USA Cycling said the US cycling community had suffered a devastating loss with Catlin's death. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Catlin family," USA Cycling said. "Kelly was more than an athlete to us, she was and will always be part of the USA Cycling family. This is an incredibly difficult time for the Catlin family and we want to respect their privacy while they support each other.” — USA Cycling (@usacycling) March 10, 2019 — Rally UHC Cycling (@RallyUHCcycling) March 10, 2019 You can read more at Cyclingnews.com . read full article

Source: Cycling News