NewsVaccinated too late: Vaccine-skeptical Olympic champion dies of Covid-19

Vaccinated too late: Vaccine-skeptical Olympic champion dies of Covid-19

Szilveszter Csollány repeatedly made critical statements about corona vaccinations. Now the Olympic gymnastics champion has died as a result of the disease.

Budapest – The Hungarian gymnastics Olympic champion Szilveszter Csollány died as a result of a corona infection *. According to the authorities, the 51-year-old athlete died in a Budapest hospital on Monday (January 24, 2022). Csollány was infected with the corona virus in November 2021.

Surname Szilveszter Csollány
date and place of birth April 13, 1970, Sopron (Hungary)
date of death 01/24/2022
profession gymnasts and coaches

Szilveszter Csollány’s condition deteriorated in early December 2021, so the former Hungarian gymnast had to be hospitalized in Budapest. There he was taken to the intensive care unit and connected to an artificial lung.

After statements skeptical about vaccination: Hungarian Olympic champion dies as a result of a corona infection

In the summer of 2021, Csollány drew attention to himself with skeptical statements on social media. The post on his Facebook page has since been deleted. However, according to doctors close to him, the former gymnast had finally been vaccinated with the Corona vaccine * from Johnson & Johnson *. Otherwise, according to the Hungarian newspaper Blikk, he would not have been able to work as a coach. However, the time of the vaccination is said to have been shortly before he was infected with the corona virus, so that the vaccination was not yet able to develop its full effect.

Szilveszter Csollány bei einem Wettkampf im Jahr 2000. 22 Jahre später stirbt er an den Folgen einer Corona-Infektion. (Archivbild)


Szilveszter Csollány at a competition in 2000. He died 22 years later as a result of a corona infection. (archive image)

Hungary’s Olympic Committee reacted with “deep sadness” to the death of the former Olympic champion. “Farewell, champion,” praised Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban Szilveszter Csollány on Facebook.

Gymnasts who died as a result of a corona infection: Csollány is the 2000 Olympic champion

Szilveszter Csollány became Olympic ring champion at the 2000 Sydney Olympics after winning the silver medal in Atlanta in 1996. In 2002 the Hungarian was crowned world champion on the same device in his native Debrecen. Before that, he had won five World Championship silver medals and one European title in his career. In 2000 and 2002, Csollány was Hungary’s athlete of the year.

The Hungarian Olympic champion in gymnastics is not the only case of celebrities speaking out against corona vaccinations and falling ill as a result of being infected with the virus. At the beginning of January 2021, an anti-vaccination activist and QAnon activist died as a result of a corona infection*. While still in the hospital, she denied the disease. (ms/dpa) * is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

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