Olivia Podmore: New Zealand Olympic bike owner dies aged 24

Olivia Podmore competing at the Track Nationals

New Zealand Olympic bike owner Olivia Podmore has died on the age of 24, Biking New Zealand has mentioned.

Podmore competed on the 2016 Rio Video games, the 2018 Commonwealth Video games and was her nation’s keirin champion in 2017.

“We at Biking New Zealand are deeply saddened with the sudden lack of our younger bike owner Olivia Podmore,” a social media submit by CNZ learn.

“Olivia was a much-loved and revered rider in our Biking New Zealand squad and the broader biking group.”

The submit added: “Many individuals are understandably devastated and making an attempt so arduous to grasp what has occurred. We now have been and can proceed to supply assist to our workers and riders, the biking group and people who had been near Olivia.”

Tributes have poured in throughout social media, together with one from British bike owner Callum Skinner.

“Our sport, our motion has misplaced one other earlier than their time. Relaxation in peace Olivia Podmore,” he wrote on Twitter.

Bicycle owner Lizzy Banks added: “Yesterday’s information of Olivia Podmore’s passing is actually devastating. I need to share to lift consciousness of the struggles so many face.

“A reminder to test in, to ask the way it’s going, and most of all to be type. My coronary heart goes out to these closest to her. A really unhappy day for biking.”

UCI Monitor Biking mentioned: “Phrases cannot categorical how saddened we’re to listen to of the sudden dying of Rio 2016 Olympian, Olivia Podmore.

“Our ideas are together with her household, mates and @CyclingNZL. RIP.”

If you’re battling psychological well being name the Samaritans on 116 123, Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Past Blue on 1300 22 4636.

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