Cyclist Olivia Podmore At the age of 24, he was the representative of New Zealand at the Rio Olympics 2016.
“The New Zealand Olympic Committee is deeply saddened by the loss of Olympian #1333, Olivia Podmore, ” the organization said in a statement. We offer our deepest condolences for the family, friends, and all those in New Zealand who are mourning this loss. As we return from Tokyo, we will provide wellbeing support to her team members and the wider team.
Olivia’s brother, Mitchell PodmoreThe news was also confirmed by, via Facebook. “Rest in Peace to my beautiful sister and beloved daughter of Phil PodmoreHe wrote: “You will always be in our hearts.”
Olivia’s cause of death is still unknown. E! was informed by a spokesperson for the New Zealand Police. E! reported that police responded to a sudden death at a Cambridge property in the evening on Aug. 9.
The police said that they were continuing to investigate the death of Coroner. “The Coroner’s findings will be released in due course.”
Olivia was born in Christchurch in New Zealand and became a leading competitor in her sport as a youngster. She won the silver medal in team sprint at the Junior Track Cycling World Championships, Kazakhstan in 2015 and the bronze in time trial. Olivia went on to participate in the 2016 Rio Games in sprint, team sprint, and keirin. She finished 23rd in the first two events, and was ninth in the third. She was also the 2017 national keirin champion. She also competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast but did not compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
In a Facebook post, Cycling New Zealand called Olivia a “much loved and respected rider” on its squad and in the cycling community.
“She was a valuable team member,” said the New Zealand Olympic Committee. “Her loss will be felt throughout the New Zealand Sporting Community.”