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Former New Zealand Olympic bicycle owner dies

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Former New Zealand Olympic bicycle owner Olivia Podmore has died, the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) confirmed in an announcement.

“We provide our deepest condolences to household, pals and others within the NZ group who’re grieving this loss,” the NZOC mentioned.

“We’re offering wellbeing assist for members of her staff and the broader staff as we return residence from Tokyo.”

Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, Podmore gained silver within the staff dash and bronze within the time trial on the 2015 Junior World Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan, to qualify her for the Rio 2016 Olympic Video games.

She represented New Zealand at Rio 2016 and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Video games in biking observe occasions, together with the staff dash, the keirin and the person dash.

Podmore competes in the women's team sprint qualifying at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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Podmore competes within the girls’s staff dash qualifying on the Rio 2016 Olympic Video games.

She didn’t characterize New Zealand on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games.

In 2017, Podmore was the nationwide New Zealand keirin champion.

The assertion additionally outlined strategies by way of which athletes or different New Zealand staff members can entry assist from the New Zealand Olympic Workforce psychology staff, the Well being staff or by way of sport/NSO psychology and well being suppliers, in addition to counseling within the nation.

A New Zealand Police spokesperson instructed CNN: “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 sooner or later.”

Podmore’s brother, Mitchell, posted on social media: “Relaxation in peace to my beautiful sister and beloved daughter of Phil Podmore. You may be in our hearts endlessly.”

Biking New Zealand referred to as Podmore a “a lot beloved and revered rider in our Biking New Zealand Squad.”

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Podmore looks on after competing in the women's elite team sprint qualifying during the New Zealand Oceania Track Championships.
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Podmore appears on after competing within the girls’s elite staff dash qualifying in the course of the New Zealand Oceania Observe Championships.

“We at Biking New Zealand are deeply saddened with the sudden lack of our younger bicycle owner Olivia Podmore. Olivia was a a lot beloved and revered rider in our Biking New Zealand squad and the broader biking group,” it mentioned.

“Many individuals are understandably devastated and attempting so exhausting to grasp what has occurred. We’ve got been and can proceed to offer assist to our employees and riders, the biking group and people who have been near Olivia.”

“Be form to one another and handle one another,” the assertion added.

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