Gay Olympic Diving Star Ian Matos Is Dead at 32

Author: Alex Cooper

Gay Brazilian Olympic diver Ian Matos died earlier this week following a non-COVID-related lung infection. He was 32.

Matos had spent the last two months in the hospital fighting the infection until his death on December 21, according to The Independent.

The diver won three bronze medals in the 2010 South American Games. He placed eighth in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro where he competed in the men’s synchronized three-meter springboard with his diving partner Luiz Outerelo.

“We are profoundly saddened to have received the news of the premature death of the Olympic diver Ian Matos, aged just 32,” Brazil’s Olympic Committee said in a statement, according to the outlet. “Team Brazil acknowledges his contribution to the evolution of the discipline.”

“Our sincere condolences to his family and friends,” the statement continued.

The Olympian had sought medical care due to an infection in his throat that eventually spread throughout his body, reports British tabloid newspaper 

Original Article on The Advocate
Author: Alex Cooper


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