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New Zealand Olympic Cyclist Olivia Podmore dies suddenly after sharing Instagram post about ‘Struggle of Competition’

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New Zealand Olympic Cyclist Olivia Podmore dies suddenly after sharing Instagram postabout ‘Struggle of Competition’

Former New Zealand Olympic cyclist Olivia Podmore has died at the age of 24, the New Zealand Olympics Committee has confirmed.

Olivia represented New Zealand in Rio Olympics 2016 but she was not part of the country’s contingent in the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics.

In fact, Podmore had shared an Instagram post in which she wrote about the struggles of elite competition.

However, she went on to delete it later.

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The police said that the former Olympic cyclist suffered a sudden death at a property in Waikato on New Zealand’s upper North Island at about 4 p.m. on Monday.

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In a since-deleted Instagram post, she wrote: “Sport is an amazing outlet for so many people, it’s a struggle, it’s a fight but it’s so joyous.

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“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 you injured when you don’t meet society’s expectations such as owning a house, marriage, kids all because [you’re] trying to give everything to your sport is also unlike any other.”

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It is never easy to compete at the top level and the pressure is ominous.

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

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