Kiwi Olympian cyclist Olivia Podmore dies aged 24

Kiwi Olympian cyclist Olivia Podmore dies aged 24

August 9, 2021

Olympian cyclist Olivia Podmore has died today aged 24.

The cycling community has been shocked by her sudden death, confirmed by her family in social media posts.

Mitchell Podmore, brother of Olivia, posted on Facebook: “Rest in peace to my gorgeous sister and loved daughter of Phil Podmore. You will be in our hearts forever.”

Podmore, from Canterbury, represented New Zealand at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

A police spokeswoman said police attended a sudden death at a Cambridge property early this evening.

“Police are making enquiries in relation to the death on behalf of the coroner.”

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