U.S Olympic medallist and three times world champion, Kelly Catlin of 23 years has died at her home in California. She helped the United States win the women’s pursuit team silver medal at the 2016 Rio Games.
USA Cycling President and Chief Executive Rob DeMartini said in a statement that the U.S. cycling community suffered a devastating loss with the passing of Kelly Catlin; “Kelly was more than an athlete to us, and she will always be part of the USA Cycling family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Catlin family. This is an incredibly difficult time and we want to respect their privacy. The entire cycling community is mourning this immense loss.”
Catlin’s father, Mark, said that she died on Friday night at her home in California. Her father said that she died by suicide. Catlin won gold medals with the U.S. women’s team pursuit team at the 2016, 2017 and 2018 world championships.