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Cyclist Jobie Dajka's death 'not suspicious', says Adelaide Police.

Byline: ANI

Adelaide, Apr.8 (ANI): Adelaide Police have said that they are not treating the death of former world champion cyclist Jobie Dajka as suspicious.

The body of the 2002 Commonwealth Games and world championships gold medallist was discovered at his Adelaide home late on Tuesday, Fox Sports reports.

The cause of Dajka's death is not yet known but it doesn't appear suspicious, South Australian Police say.

Dajka, who won the world Keirin title and shared the Commonwealth team sprint title, had admitted to alcoholism and depression following his omission from Australia's 2004 Athens Olympic team for lying to a doping inquiry.

"He was going through a very hard time in his life and he needed people to support him but instead they just picked on him."

A former girlfriend of Dajka said the cyclist needed more support after he was dropped from Australia's 2004 Olympic team.

Dajka was convicted for assaulting Australia's head track coach Martin Barras in June 2005.

He was convicted at a court hearing in Adelaide in December 2006 and placed on a 12-month good behaviour bond after admitting to assaulting Barras.

At the same court hearing, he was given a suspended three-year jail sentence after pleading guilty to three counts of driving while disqualified and nine other charges including theft, breaching a bail agreement and other traffic offences.

The court fined him more than 2600 dollars for the 13 charges.

The assault conviction led to Cycling Australia banning Dajka from competing for three years, a suspension the organisation lifted in December 2006.Cycling Australia president Mike Victor said the death of Dajka was "a sad day for the sport". (ANI)

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