Zoltán Vida, the Hungarian bodybuilding legend, died on Wednesday as a result of Coronavirus infection. The news was first shared by his wife on Facebook. Vida engaged in competitive sports since the age of 13 and regularly stood on the podium at Hungarian championships in his younger years.
This article was originally published on our sister-site, Ungarn Heute. Translated by Júlia Tar.
The bodybuilder opened his first gym in 1990 and the athletes he trained have won four European championships and six world titles.
The death of Zoltán Vida has shaken the sport of Hungarian bodybuilding, and several of his fellow athletes have paid their last respects to him.
He is not the first top athlete in Hungary to contract a severe COVID infection. As we reported earlier, gymnast Szilveszter Csollány is in critical condition. He was hospitalized on December 3 after contracting the coronavirus. According to reports, the 51-year-old gymnastics legend is being kept alive by an artificial lung.
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