American cyclist, Kelly Catlin, a three-time cycling world champion and Rio Olympic silver medallist, commits suicide at the age of 23.
The sister of Kelly Catlin, Christine Catlin, said that Catlin suffered a concussion, months before she killed herself. In a series of crashes, Kelly broke her arm and suffered a concussion which had a deep effect on her. She further added that “She had really bad headaches and was sensitive to light. Then she tried to commit suicide in January … she had written this lengthy email [to her family] and said her thoughts were racing all the time. She was suicidal, her thinking was really dark and she had taken to nihilism. We called the police the moment we got the email, and they got there in time to save her that time.”
Also, Kelly’s father told Velo News, “There isn’t a minute that goes by that we don’t think of her and think of the wonderful life she could have lived”.
Catlin was really talented and was studying a graduate degree in computational and mathematical engineering at Stanford University.