Hungary’s two-time Olympic gymnastics champion has died of COVID-19 at the age of 51

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Hungary’s two-time Olympic champion gymnast Szilveszter Csollany died of COVID-19 on Monday at the age of 51, the country’s sports ministry said, according to Le Figaro on January 24.”It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Szilveszter Csollany, who was an outstanding athlete,” the Hungarian National Gymnastics Federation and Olympic Committee said in a joint statement.Csollany contracted novel Coronavirus in early December and was hospitalized in Budapest in a serious condition, where she was intubated.Csollany was the 1998 European champion and won a silver medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, then gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, both times on the rings.After retiring in 2003, he became a coach, working for a small club in Austria.