32-year-old Ian Matos died on Wednesday of a lung infection after being hospitalized for two months. Matos went to the hospital in October for a throat infection.
His condition drastically deteriorated this week after the infection spread to his stomach and lungs.
The Olympic diver represented Brazil at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
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Rest in peace Ian Matos 🕊 only 32, such a sad news. ❤️🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/UGFqqVd9kY
— best of tom and lance (@dailyblackdaley) December 22, 2021
The COVID World shared a statement from Brazil’s Olympic Committee:
“We are profoundly saddened to have received the news of the premature death of the Olympic diver Ian Matos, aged just 32.
Team Brazil acknowledges his contribution to the evolution of the discipline.
Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.”
In August, Matos posted an Instagram picture of himself receiving the COVID-19 jab captioned “Moment of pure joy!”
Imagine – "an #Olympic #Athlete – in better shape than you or I ☠️
Ian Matos, 32, Olympic Diving Star Dies Months After #COVID19 #Vaccine #Genocide #CrimesAgainstHumanity #Canada #JustinTrudeau #Nuremberg2 https://t.co/IWDFydF3H1
— Pissed Off Canadian (@Love_Infusion) December 23, 2021
IAN MATOS, 32 anos, campeão olímpico dos saltos ornamentais, é internado com infecção pulmonar grave ( #covid ?)
Vacinado em 4/agosto
VIVA O SUS 😔
Saltos ornamentais | gehttps://t.co/7OoEnrw82M pic.twitter.com/yiEDI8n5BC
— Telma Vecchio (@TelmaVecchio) November 12, 2021
Before competing in the men’s synchronized three-meter springboard at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Matos won three bronze medals at the 2010 South American Games.
The diving sensation had emerged from a crowded field of hopefuls to qualify for the synchronized springboard event in 2016, where he finished eighth alongside diving partner Luiz Outerelo.