New Zealand is mourning a beloved athlete…
Bicycle owner Olivia Podmore, who represented New Zealand on the 2016 Rio Olympics, has died at simply 24 years previous. Right now, the reason for her demise is unknown. In keeping with CNN, an investigation is underway to find out what occurred, with a police spokesperson explaining:
“Police attended a sudden demise at a Cambridge property yesterday night. Police are making enquiries in relation to the demise on behalf of the Coroner. The Coroner will launch their findings in the end.”
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The New Zealand Olympic Committee first shared the heartbreaking information on Instagram on Monday by releasing a press release during which they emotionally expressed:
“The New Zealand Olympic Committee is deeply saddened by the lack of Olympian #1333 and bicycle owner Olivia Podmore. We provide our deepest condolences to household, mates and others within the NZ group who’re grieving this loss.”
The group additionally supplied help (by way of contact data for counseling companies on the backside of the add, under) to these grieving this sudden loss, expressing:
“We’re offering wellbeing help for members of her group and the broader group as we return residence from Tokyo.”
Such a devastating loss that comes days after the Tokyo Olympics concluded. Whereas the spectacular bicycle owner was not part of the group this yr, she was a notable presence through the 2016 Rio Olympics, at which she competed within the dash, group dash, and keirin occasions. Sadly, she didn’t medal, however positioned 23rd and ninth within the first two occasions and crashed within the third. Earlier than then, she additionally competed within the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Video games.
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In her early days, the sports activities fanatic gained a silver medal within the group dash and a bronze medal within the time trial on the Junior Observe Biking World Championships in Kazakhstan in 2015. Two years later, Podmore was named the nationwide New Zealand keirin champion.
With a powerful motivation to succeed in higher success, the younger girl hoped to compete within the 2024 Olympic Video games. So unhappy that she gained’t get to stay out these goals…
Within the wake of her demise, many members of the family have paid tribute to their beloved one on social media. Most notably, her brother Mitchell Podmore took to Fb to want his sibling farewell by sharing a household picture, writing:
“Relaxation in peace to my attractive sister and beloved daughter of Phil Podmore. You can be in our hearts endlessly.”
The Christchurch, New Zealand-born Olympian was additionally remembered by Biking New Zealand as a “a lot beloved and revered rider.” We’re pondering of all Olivia’s household, mates, and former teammates as they grieve this sudden demise. Might she relaxation in peace…
[Image via Olivia Podmore/Instagram]