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Three-time world champion US cyclist Kelly Catlin dies at 23
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Three-time world champion US cyclist Kelly Catlin dies at 23

New Delhi, Mar 11: A three-time world champion cyclist and US Olympian Kelly Catlin has died at the age of 23 on Sunday.

Catlin, who was a USA Cycling national team member, had been part of the team which won the silver medal in women's team pursuit at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Catlin won three straight team pursuit world titles on the track from 2016 to 2018, claiming silver in the same event at the Rio 2016 Games.

She was studying for a graduate degree at Stanford University. The cause of death is unknown, but in an email sent to Stanford students, according to the Stanford Daily, the university's vice provost for student affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole said, "There is no indication of foul play".

"The US cycling community suffered a devastating loss with the passing of Kelly Catlin, USA Cycling National Team member," USA Cycling president and CEO, Rob DeMartini said in a statement.

"The entire cycling community is mourning this immense loss. We are offering continuous support to Kelly's teammates, coaches and staff. We also encourage all those who knew Kelly to support each other through the grieving," it added.

"She's the one person I had shared almost my. entire life with, and I shall miss her terribly," her brother wrote in his Facebook post on Friday. UNI