Who was Nz Cyclist Olivia Podmore? Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, Cause Of Death

Olivia Podmore Bio/Wiki

Olivia Podmore was a professional cyclist from New Zealand. She competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2018 Commonwealth Games for her country.

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The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) acknowledged Olivia Podmore’s death in a statement.

Biography

Real NameOlivia Podmore
NicknameOlivia
Birthdate24 May 1997
Age24 Years Old
BirthplaceChristchurch, New Zealand
ProfessionRacing Cyclist
NationalityNew Zealand
Relationship StatusSingle

Age

He was 24 years old.

She was born on 24 May 1997 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Husband

According to sources, she is not married yet. She had no boyfriend.

Career

Podmore went to Cambridge in 2015 to train with the British cycling team. At the Junior Track World Championships in Astana that year, Podmore took silver in the team sprint and bronze in the time trial.

Podmore raced in the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in the women’s team sprint event. She also competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics, though she and her teammate Natasha Hansen did not make it through the qualification round in the team sprint.

She was eliminated from the keirin event at the Olympics. She also finished 23rd in the individual sprint heats in the Games.

Podmore achieved the qualification criteria for the postponed 2020 Summer Olympics, however, the New Zealand Olympic Committee did not choose him.

How Did Olivia Podmore Die?

On August 9, 2021, Podmore died in Cambridge.

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Her death has been reported to the coroner as a possible suicide. She had commented on Instagram just hours before her death about the difficulties of high-performance sport.

She wrote in an Instagram post that has since been deleted: “Sport is an amazing outlet for so many people, it’s a struggle, it’s a fight but it’s so joyous.

“The feeling when you win is unlike any other, but the feeling when you lose, when you don’t get selected even when you qualify, when your injured, when you don’t meet society’s expectations such a owning a house, marriage, kids all because [you’re] trying to give everything to your sport is also unlike any other.”

NZOC said in a statement, “We offer our deepest condolences to family, friends and others in the NZ community who are grieving this loss,”

“We are providing wellbeing support for members of her team and the wider team as we return home from Tokyo.”

Thenzteam said in Instagram, “The New Zealand Olympic Committee is deeply saddened by the loss of Olympian #1333 and cyclist Olivia Podmore.”

“We offer our deepest condolences to family, friends and others in the NZ community who are grieving this loss.”

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