Kelly Catlin, Olympic medalist and three-time cycling world champion, found dead in her home at age 23

Catlin was born and raised near Minneapolis, Minnesota, and rose to prominence on the track as a member of the U.S. national team


                            Kelly Catlin, Olympic medalist and three-time cycling world champion, found dead in her home at age 23

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Olympic track cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the U.S. women's pursuit team win the silver medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016, died Friday at her home in California. She was 23.

Kelly Catlin (second from left) with her teammates on the podium at the medal ceremony for the Women's Team Pursuit on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Kelly Catlin (second from left) with her teammates on the podium at the medal ceremony for the Women's Team Pursuit on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

USA Cycling chief executive Rob DeMartini said in a statement Sunday that "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."

Kelly Catlin competes in the women's individual pursuit bronze medal race during the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Apeldoorn on March 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Kelly Catlin competes in the women's individual pursuit bronze medal race during the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Apeldoorn on March 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Catlin's father, Mark Catlin, told VeloNews that his daughter killed herself.

Catlin was born and raised near Minneapolis, Minnesota, and rose to prominence on the track as a member of the U.S. national team. She also raced on the road for the Rally UHC Pro Cycling Team, and she was pursuing a graduate degree in computational mathematics at Stanford.