Thursday 17 October 2019

Heartbreak in US cycling as Olympic silver medalist and world track champion Kelly Caitlin dies aged 23

Kelly Caitlin. Photo credit: US Cycling.
Kelly Caitlin. Photo credit: US Cycling.

Kelly Catlin, a three-time world track cycling champion and Olympic silver medallist, has died aged 23.

The United States rider was part of three successive world team pursuit triumphs from 2016 to 2018 while she was a runner-up in the same event in the Rio Games three years ago.

USA Cycling confirmed her death, with president and chief executive Rob DeMartini saying on its official website: "The US cycling community suffered a devastating loss with the passing of Kelly Catlin.

"We are deeply saddened by Kelly's passing, and we will all miss her dearly. We hope everyone seeks the support they need through the hard days ahead, and please keep the Catlin family in your thoughts."

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