Olivia Podmore: New Zealand Olympic cyclist dies aged 24

Last update on. From the section CyclingOlivia Podmore participated in the Rio OlympicsOlivia Podmore, a New Zealand Olympic cyclist, has passed away at the age 24 according to Cycling New Zealand.Podmore was a competitor at the 2016 Rio Games, 2018 Commonwealth Games and was the 2017 keirin champion for her country."We at Cycling New Zealand are deeply sorry for the sudden loss of Olivia Podmore," a CNZ social media post read."Olivia was a beloved and respected rider in our Cycling New Zealand team and the wider cycling community."The post stated that many people were "comprehensively devastated" and are trying to understand what happened. We are here to support our riders and staff, as well as the cycling community.Social media has seen a flood of tributes, including one from Callum Skinner, a British cyclist."Our sport, and our movement have lost another before their time. He posted the following tweet: "Rest in peace Olivia Podmore."Cyclist Lizzy banks added that Olivia Podmore's death was devastating news. To raise awareness about the difficulties faced by so many, I wanted to share my story."A reminder to check-in, to ask how it is going, and to be kind. My deepest sympathy goes to all those who are closest to her. It's a sad day for cycling.UCI Track Cycling stated: "Words cannot express how sorry we are to learn of the sudden passing of Rio 2016 Olympian Olivia Podmore."Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends, and @CyclingNZL. RIPFor help with your mental health, call the Samaritans at 116 123, Lifeline at 13 11 14, or Beyond Blue at 1300 22 4636.