The diver was admitted with a throat infection, but the bacteria lodged in the esophagus and the clinical condition evolved into a pulmonary complication
Olympic diver Ian Matos , who was a member of the Brazilian team that played the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, died this Tuesday at the age of 32, victim of a lung infection , sports sources reported.
The Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) reported the death of the athlete in a message on Twitter in which he expressed his “deep regret” for the “premature death of the Olympic jumper” and thanked the swimmer “for his contribution to the evolution of the sport. “.
Matos had been hospitalized since last October 30 in a hospital on Ilha Governador, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, where he arrived with a throat infection, but the bacteria lodged in the esophagus and the clinical condition evolved towards a complication pulmonary that worsened the day before.
The athlete born in the city of Muaná, in the Amazon and northern state of Pará, played Pan American and World Championships in the junior category and in the senior category, he defended Brazil in the South American Games (2010 and 2014) and in the Pan American Games in Guadalajara. (2011), Toronto (2015) and Lima (2019).
Similarly, Matos competed in the Kazan (Russia, 2015) and Budapest (Hungary, 2017) Water Sports World Cups, as well as the Olympic Games and the Swimming World Cup held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.