Kelly Catlin: Three-time world track champion dies aged 23

Kelly Catlin (left) won three straight world titles as share of the US girls folk’s crew pursuit squad

Three-time world champion and Olympic silver medallist Kelly Catlin has died vulnerable 23, USA Biking has confirmed.

Catlin won three straight crew pursuit world titles on the observe from 2016 to 2018, claiming silver in the identical match on the Rio 2016 Video games.

She competed for Rally UHC Biking on the road and became finding out for a graduate degree at Stanford University.

“We’re deeply saddened by Kelly’s passing,” said USA Biking president and chief govt Retract DeMartini.

“We are in a position to all skedaddle over her dearly. Kelly became bigger than an athlete to us and he or she’s going to continually be share of the US Biking family.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Catlin family. Right here’s an extremely complicated time and we’re wanting to admire their privacy.

“Your total biking neighborhood is mourning this broad loss. We’re providing trusty abet to Kelly’s crew-mates, coaches and workers. We also abet all folk that knew Kelly to abet every other by the grieving.”

Catlin also won particular particular person pursuit bronze at both the 2017 and 2018 World Notice Championships.

She won all three of her world titles alongside Chloe Dygert Owen and Jennifer Valente, whereas Kimberley Geist became share of the 2017 and 2018 triumphs after Sarah Hammer rode in 2016.

Catlin, who became born in Saint Paul, graduated from the University of Minnesota final 12 months with levels in mathematics and Chinese and became finding out computational and mathematical engineering at Stanford University in California.

“The suggestions of Kelly’s passing has hit the crew onerous,” said Rally UHC Biking in a whisper on social media.

“Losing an wonderful particular person at this form of younger age is extraordinarily complicated.

“Kelly became our excellent friend and crew-mate. Our heartfelt condolences exit to her family and folk that had been lucky ample to hang her simplest.”

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