Games & medals
Rio de Janeiro 2016
|#2||Cycling Track||Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres|
Kelly CATLIN biography
Kelly Catlin won a silver medal in team pursuit at the 2016 Rio Olympics. At the 2015 Pan American Games, Catlin won a gold medal on the road in the team time trial, and also won silver in the team pursuit on the track. She was a three-time gold medalist in the team pursuit at the World Championships, helping the USA team win in 2016-18. She was a bronze medalist in individual pursuit at the 2017-18 Worlds. In 2018 Catlin was second in the USA Road Nationals in the criterium.
Catlin graduated from the University of Minnesota, where she majored in mathematics and Chinese. She then attended graduate school at Stanford, studying computational and mathematical engineering. She was also an accomplished violinist and artist.
One of a set of triplets, she seemed to have everything going for her, but sustained a serious concussion while training in 2018. It affected her dramatically and she attempted suicide in January 2019, although she survived. In March 2019, however, she took her own life.