Hungarian gymnast and retired Olympic gymnastics champion Szilveszter Csollany has been confirmed dead.
He died at a Hungarian hospital on Monday, January 24, 2022, at the age of 51.
Csollany was a 2000 Olympic gymnastics champion who has won many laurels due to his exceptional talent. He was admired throughout the world, especially among Olympics fans.
He was a six-time medalist at the European gymnastics championships and the recipient of Hungary’s “Sportsman of the Year” award in 2000 and 2002.
Csollany won a gold medal in the men’s rings competition at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He also won silver in 1996 in Atlanta and a world championship gold in 2002.
Szilveszter Csollany died: Cause of death and how he died
According to the Hungarian sports officials, Szilveszter Csollany died Monday after spending weeks hospitalized with COVID-19.
The cause of Szilveszter Csollany’s death is determined to be COVID 19.
This was revealed in a joint statement issued by the Hungarian Olympic Committee and the country’s gymnastics federation.
Csollany had been hospitalized with COVID-19 since early December and spent several weeks on a ventilator.
He is survived by his wife, Szilvia Csollány and two children; Kitti Csollány and Kincső Csollány.