Cyclist Kelly Catlin, who earned a silver medal with the U.S. women’s pursuit team in the 2016 Rio Games, died on Thursday at her home in California, her father revealed on Sunday. Mark Catlin told VeloNews that his daughter, who was 23, had committed suicide. Kelly Catlin was a former runner who turned to cycling at age 17 and soon found a home with the national women’s pursuit team, helping to win three world championships from 2016 to 2018. She had withdrawn from the 2019 world championships in February. “The US cycling community suffered a devastating loss with the passing of Kelly Catlin,” wrote USA Cycling president Rob DeMartini in a statement. “Kelly was more than an athlete to us and she will always be part of the USA Cycling family.” She was working toward a graduate degree in mathematics at Stanford and a member of the Rally UHC Pro Cycling Team. “The news of Kelly Catlin’s passing has hit the team hard,” her pro team wrote in a statement. “Losing an incredible person at such a young age is very difficult. Our heartfelt condolences go out to her family and those who were fortunate enough to know her best.” --Field Level Media

Cyclist Kelly Catlin, who earned a silver medal with the U.S. women’s pursuit team in the 2016 Rio Games, died on Thursday at her home in California, her father revealed on Sunday.

Mark Catlin told VeloNews that his daughter, who was 23, had committed suicide.

Kelly Catlin was a former runner who turned to cycling at age 17 and soon found a home with the national women’s pursuit team, helping to win three world championships from 2016 to 2018. She had withdrawn from the 2019 world championships in February.

“The U.S. cycling community suffered a devastating loss with the passing of Kelly Catlin,” wrote USA Cycling president Rob DeMartini in a statement.

“Kelly was more than an athlete to us and she will always be part of the USA Cycling family.”

She was working toward a graduate degree in mathematics at Stanford and a member of the Rally UHC Pro Cycling Team.

“The news of Kelly Catlin’s passing has hit the team hard,” her pro team wrote in a statement. “Losing an incredible person at such a young age is very difficult. Our heartfelt condolences go out to her family and those who were fortunate enough to know her best.”

--Field Level Media