Katie Uhlaender, American skeleton racer, tweeted "thoughts and prayers for her and her family #WEIGHTOFGOLD Three-time world track cycling champion Kelly Catlin passes away aged 23". "She watched a lot of horse races and would reserve something 'til she came down the end stretch", her mother, Carolyn Emory, says. Please know that there are people who love you, and care about you. Anything she tried she was the best at - violin, drawing when she was little, she did incredible academically or anything she went out for like soccer and track.
The St. Paul, Minnesota, native was a natural talent on the bike, only picking up the sport when she was 17 and rapidly ascending to be one of the top competitors.
At first, she found the sport "terrifying", which was part of the attraction, she said at the time. Their sister, Christine Catlin, shared similar sentiments, saying: "We were the Catlins, so we were this force". The concussion had a profound impact on her. He also helped spur her interest in data science.
"She gave 110 percent to whatever she was doing", Mark said.
He told The Post that, together, the triplets "were a massive ball of energy", and he "could always see the three of us taking over the world". "We were a massive ball of energy and we supported each other in everything". "Our heartfelt condolences go out to her family and those who were fortunate enough to know her best".
"She really debated long and hard about whether to put college on hold. She had suffered a concussion a few months ago and had not been the same mentally ever since", Christine said.
"R$3 ight now, I'm so sad, confused and overwhelmed that I can only offer the two small resolutions I made to deal with this", he wrote.
"She had such a bright future".
Kelly attempted to die by suicide in January, but survived and underwent physical and mental health treatment for about two weeks before returning to school. "And things still slip through the cracks", she wrote. Sure. Yeah, that's somewhat accurate. After all, I somehow make everything work, right? It's just that majority hit the floor and not me... She was also member of the team that took the silver medal at the Olympic Games Rio 2016.
The 23-year-old won three successive world titles from 2016 in the event, while also forging a career on the road with Rally UHC Cycling.
USA Cycling's CEO, Rob DeMartini, issued a statement about her death on March 10.
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