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 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.