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Olympian Leonidas Pelekanakis dies of COVID-19 complications

Olympian Leonidas Pelekanakis dies of COVID-19 complications

Greek Olympic sailing champion Leonidas Pelekanakis, died from complications related to COVID-19 on Thursday. He was 58-years-old.

The athlete did not have any underlying health issues and had been taking part in open sea sailing events until October 2020.

Leonidas Pelekanakis

Leonidas was born on 2 November 1962 in Piraeus.

He had competed in the two-person keelboat (Star class) at the 1984, 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics, achieving 6th and two 11th positions, respectively.

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