Question: How did Olympic cyclist Olivia Podmore die?

The 24-year-old died on Monday in a suspected suicide. Sources close to and within Cycling NZ have told the Weekend Herald that they believe Podmore was forced to keep quiet about an inappropriate relationship between a Cycling NZ athlete and coach Anthony Peden in 2016.

How did Olympian Olivia die?

Podmore, 24, died of suspected suicide last Monday. It followed a social media post in which she outlined the demands of high performance sport.

Did Olivia Podmore qualify for the Olympics?

Podmore did qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics but was not selected to compete by Cycling NZ. Another Cycling NZ athlete said it was extremely strange that another athlete who competed at Tokyo 2020 was selected.

Did Olivia Podmore win a medal?

High Performance Sport New Zealand said it was “deeply saddened” at Podmores death. Podmore won silver in the team sprint and bronze in the time trial at the junior world champs in Astana in 2015, and went on to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Who won the 2016 Olympics cyclist?

Connor Fields Jelle van GorkomCarlos Ramírez Cycling at the 2016 Summer Olympics/Medalists

What happened to Olivia Podmore New Zealand cyclist?

The 24-year-old died on Monday in a suspected suicide. Sources close to and within Cycling NZ have told the Weekend Herald that they believe Podmore was forced to keep quiet about an inappropriate relationship between a Cycling NZ athlete and coach Anthony Peden in 2016.

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