New Zealand sports shocked after the Olympics because female cyclist died suddenly

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 19:09 PM (GMT+7)

(Sports news, Olympic news) After the Tokyo Olympics ended, New Zealand sports received shocking information about the death of this country’s athletes.

After the Tokyo Olympics closed on Sunday (August 8), on Monday, New Zealand sports received shocking information about the death of female cyclist Olivia Podmore. The unfortunate driver just turned 24, once represented New Zealand to participate in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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Olivia Podmore (right) died suddenly, causing a stir in New Zealand sports

Podmore’s brother confirmed the news of her sister’s death on Monday night: “Rest in peace beautiful sister. You live forever in every family member’s heart.” Local police told they received information about the sudden death of the female athlete on the morning of 8/8.

“Ridings and coaching staff, deeply saddened to lose one of our young, talented cyclists. Olivia is a loved and respected racer on the New Zealand cycling team. our,” the New Zealand Cycling Federation mourned the rider on social media.

“The New Zealand Federation sends its deepest condolences to Olivia’s family and we ask the media to respect the privacy of Olivia’s family, friends and our riders,” said the statement. Bicycles added.

The New Zealand Olympic Committee said: “We extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and others in the New Zealand sporting community who are grieving this loss. Olivia represented New Zealand at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. This is a huge loss to the New Zealand family and sport.”

Australian cycling champion Anna Meares expressed her grief: “My heart is broken for the loss of a young colleague. A very painful news.” On social networks, thousands of fans also sent their condolences to the family of the female cyclist.

At the last Tokyo Olympics, Olivia did not attend for professional reasons. New Zeland sports delegation closed the Tokyo Olympics with 7 gold medals, 6 silver medals, 7 bronze medals, ranked 20th on the medal table.


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