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Team USA cyclist, Twin Cities native Kelly Catlin dies at 23

The sporting world is mourning her.
Kelly Catlin

Kelly Catlin, the Team USA medal-winning cyclist from the Twin Cities, has died at the age of 23.

Catlin, who was born in St. Paul and raised in Arden Hills, was found dead at her home in California on Friday.

In a letter sent to VeloNews, her father Mark Catlin said that she had died by suicide.

Catlin won a silver medal as part of the U.S. women's pursuit team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro.

USA Cycling confirmed Catlin's death, saying: "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. We are offering continuous support to Kelly's teammates, coaches and staff. We also encourage all those who knew Kelly to support each other through the grieving."

Catlin is a former student of Mounds View High School, with the Star Tribune reporting she was in the process of pursuing a graduate degree in computational mathematics at Stanford.

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