May 22, 2022

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Former New Zealand Olympian dies at 24

(CNN) – Former New Zealand Olympian Olivia Bodmore has died, the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) has confirmed in a statement.

“We extend our condolences to the family, friends and others in the New Zealand community who are grieving the loss,” the NZOC said.

“We will support the well-being of your team members and the team in general when we return home from Tokyo.”

Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, Bodmore won silver and team silver in the time running test at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Bodmore competes in the women’s team sprint category at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Rio represented New Zealand at the 2016 and 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, including Team Sprint, Keerin and Individual Sprint.

It did not represent New Zealand at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

In 2017, Podmore was a national champion champion.

The report also outlines the ways in which the country’s Olympic team approaches the support of the Psychology Committee, the Health Committee, or Sports Psychology and Health Providers / NSO, and New Zealand team athletes or other members through consultations in the country.

A New Zealand police spokesman told CNN: “Police found a sudden death at the Cambridge property last night.

After competing in the elite women’s team sprint category during the Newmore Oceania Track Championship in Bodmore, New Zealand.

“Police are investigating the death on behalf of the coroner. The coroner will release his findings in a timely manner.”

Bodmore’s brother Mitchell posted on social media: “Keep calm. My beautiful sister and Bill Bodmore’s loving daughter. You will always be in our hearts.”

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The New Zealand Cycling Team, Cycling New Zealand, said Bodmore was “the most beloved and respected cyclist on the New Zealand team”.

“Cycling In New Zealand we are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our young cyclist Olivia Bodmore. Olivia was one of the most loved and respected cyclists on our cycling New Zealand team and in the cycling community,” he said.

“It is understandable that so many people are struggling and struggling to understand what happened. We continue to support our staff and riders, the cycling community and those close to Olivia.”

“Love one another and care for one another,” the statement added.