Kiwi Olympic Cyclist dies at 24

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Olympic Cyclist dies at 24

New Delhi: Olympic track cyclist, Olivia Podmore, died at 24 in New Zealand earlier on Monday, the 9th of August.

Track cyclist from New Zealand, Olivia Podmore, who competed at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, was found dead at her Residence at Cambridge, near Hamilton on New Zealand’s North Island, at a mere age of 24, on Monday. However, any cause or other details of her death are yet to be disclosed.

 

In a statement, the Cycling New Zealand organisation described her as a “much loved soul and respected rider”. “Many are understandably devastated and we urge people to seek help for mental health if needed”, said the organisation.

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In a statement, the Kiwi Olympic Committee has said that it has begun offering support to its athletes and staffs on the country’s Olympic team.

According to Eric Murray, he was the last person to see Podmore alive on Sunday. The duo were snowboarding together on Sunday. Eric Murray is a Olympic Rowing Gold medalist who has twice won the gold for his nation

Podmore who also represented New Zealand in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia was a close friend to Murray. According to Murray, “she was happy and smiling”, when he last saw her on Sunday.

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