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Double Vaccinated 23-Year-Old Powerlifter With No Underlying Health Conditions Dies After Developing Severe COVID-19 Complications


23-year-old James Kondilios tragically passed away at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital while receiving treatment for severe COVID-19 complications.

The fit and healthy powerlifter was double vaccinated and had no underlying conditions before he tested positive for the virus.

Tributes have gone out to the young science graduate from the Greek-Australian community and across the country.

Sky News reported:

Tributes have flowed for the 23-year-old with Stephen Ma, a friend of Mr Kondilios, left devastated by the death of his “dear brother”.

“I am so regretting that I didn’t take more photos with you, I am so regretting that I should hug you even harder when last time we saw each other,” he wrote in a social media post.

“We have been through a wonderful journey, and I want to show my best appreciation and respect to you for standing by me bro.

“It’s going to take a long time, I feel so lucky I was to have you in my life, even if it was not for as long as we would have liked.”

Mr Kondilios grew up in Sydney, attended Waverley College and in 2015 represented Australia at the Power Lifting World Championships where he won a bronze medal.

He would then go on to complete an advanced science degree at the Australian National University in Canberra and in 2019 he was awarded a national science prize for his work on forestry and climate change.

9 News added:

Mr Kondilios was one of six people who died in New South Wales in the last reported period, the others were in their 60s, 80s and 90s.
“Couldn’t ask for a better friend,” one of Mr Kondilios’ friends wrote on Facebook, as tributes were posted on social media.


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