Kelly Catlin, a 23-year-old U.S. Olympic medalist is dead. A letter written by her father confirmed that the three-time world champion died by committing suicide on Friday.
USA Cycling President and Chief Executive Rob DeMartini said in a statement:
The U.S. cycling community suffered a devastating loss with the passing of Kelly Catlin .
Kelly was more than an athlete to us, and she will always be part of the USA Cycling family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Catlin family. This is an incredibly difficult time and we want to respect their privacy.
The entire cycling community is mourning this immense loss.