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Former New Zealand Olympic bike owner dies

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

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

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

Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, Podmore received silver within the group 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 group 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 group 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 group members can entry assist from the New Zealand Olympic Staff psychology group, the Well being group or by way of sport/NSO psychology and well being suppliers, in addition to counseling within the nation.

A New Zealand Police spokesperson informed CNN: “Police attended a sudden loss of life at a Cambridge property yesterday night.

“Police are making enquiries in relation to the loss of life 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 cherished daughter of Phil Podmore. You may be in our hearts perpetually.”

Biking New Zealand known as Podmore a “a lot cherished 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 to be like on after competing within the girls’s elite group dash qualifying throughout the New Zealand Oceania Monitor Championships.

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

“Many individuals are understandably devastated and making an attempt so laborious to grasp what has occurred. We have now been and can proceed to supply assist to our workers and riders, the biking group and people who had been near Olivia.”

“Be sort to one another and deal with one another,” the assertion added.


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