The death of American professional cyclist Kelly Catlin leaves the US cycling community devastated. Kelly, the gold medalist in the UCI Track Cycling World Championships, for consecutive 3 years: 2016, 2017 and 2018, died at the age of 23.
She was discovered dead in her campus residence at Stanford University, by her roommate, this Friday. Her death was confirmed to be a suicide.
As reported, the vice provost for student affairs wrote an email to Stanford student community on Friday, confirming no signs of foul play. Also, Caitlyn's brother Colin took to Facebook and wrote:
"my sister Kelly committed suicide last night. She’s the one person I had shared almost my entire life with, and I shall miss her terribly."
A graduated of Stanford, Catlin was pursuing a degree in computational and mathematical engineering, simultaneously honing her cycling skills. She was a part of Rally UHC, who won the silver medal in 2016 Olympic at Rio de Janeiro.
In 2017 and 2018, Kelly Catlin won the bronze medal in the individual pursuit at the track cycling world championships.