The CrossFit community mourns the loss one of their own. On Sunday, Giancarlo Agostino Di Maria passed away due to respiratory complications he suffered after contracting COVID-19. Giancarlo had shown symptoms of the virus prior to being admitted to a hospital in Brussels, Belgium on Wednesday. The Italian-born athlete became something of a staple in the community, for his work as a judge at the CrossFit Sanctionals.
Below is a statement from CrossFit Italian Showdown
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RIP – 🇬🇧 Today we say goodbye to Giancarlo, prematurely died at the age of 41, defeated by Covid-19. He was a member of our Judging Team, a good friend of many of us. We can still hear his voice calling a no-rep with a smile. We will long remember his spirit of resilience and good humour. Rest in peace. – 🇮🇹 Oggi salutiamo Giancarlo, prematuramente scomparso all'età di 41 anni, sconfitto dal Covid-19. Era un membro del nostro Team di Giudici, un buon amico per molti di noi. Sentiamo ancora la sua voce chiamare una no-rep con un sorriso. Ricorderemo a lungo il suo spirito di resilienza e buon umore. Riposa in pace.