800m Olympic finalist Donato Sabia dies of coronavirus

Donato Sabia

Particularly, Sabia’s father had also died of coronavirus just a few days support.

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Pale heart-distance runner Donato Sabia of Italy has recently died of coronavirus (COVID-19), the country’s Olympic Committee has confirmed. He became 56-twelve months-venerable.

Asserting the news, the Italian Olympic Committee said that the two-time 800m Olympic finalist had been within the intensive care unit (ICU) at San Carlo Health facility within the southern Italian pronounce of Basilicata for a old couple of days.

The committee also confirmed that Sabia is the first Olympic finalist on this planet to die from the pandemic, the Guardian reported.

Within the intervening time, the Italian Athletics Federation (Fidal) paid tribute to Sabia by describing him an ‘unheard of talented athlete and a gradual person.’

“It’s a tragedy within a tragedy.Donato became a individual that you couldn’t no longer worship,”Fidal’s president Alfio Giomi said in an official assertion.

The Fidal also printed that Sabia’s father had also died of coronavirus just a few days support.

Sabia made a fifth-pronounce set up within the 800m speed within the 1984 model of the Olympic Games in Los Angeles. He then carried out on the seventh space in Seoul four years later. 

The faded 800m runner also bagged a gold medal on the European Indoor Championships in 1984.

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