Former Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jarrod Bannister has died aged 33, Athletics Australia has confirmed.

The javelin thrower, a two-time Olympian, had been living and training in the Netherlands.

Australian media outlets reported there were believed to be no suspicious circumstances in his death.

Athletics Australia said it was “saddened and shocked”, while a number of athletes posted tributes online.

“On behalf of Athletics Australia, I extend our deepest condolences to Jarrod’s family and friends and urge the athletics fraternity to support each other at this difficult time,” chief executive Darren Gocher said in a statement.

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