Sydney, January 01, 2024, The Europe Today: The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) announced on Monday the tragic passing of Melissa Hoskins, a distinguished Olympic track cyclist and former world champion, following a car accident in the southern part of the country.
Reports in Australian media have extensively covered the arrest and charges against Melissa Hoskins’ husband, Rohan Dennis, a twice world individual time trial champion, in connection with her untimely death. The AOC expressed profound sadness over the loss of Melissa Hoskins in the aftermath of the tragic events in Adelaide, conveying condolences and sympathies to her family and the broader Olympic community through a post on the social media platform X.
“Our deepest condolences extend to Melissa’s family, friends, and the entire cycling community during this exceptionally challenging time.” Melissa Hoskins, aged 32, achieved remarkable success, securing a gold medal in the team pursuit at the 2015 world championships and contributing as a member of the Australian cycling team at the 2012 London and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics.
Tragically, a statement released by the South Australia state police on Sunday disclosed that the 32-year-old woman, identified as Melissa Hoskins, succumbed to injuries sustained after being struck by a car in an inner northern suburb of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. Her untimely passing has left an indelible mark on the sporting community, and her contributions to Australian cycling will be remembered with great admiration.