Italy’s 1984 indoor European champion Sabia dies aged 56
Milan: Italy's former European indoor champion Donato Sabia has died from coronavirus aged 56, days after the pandemic claimed the life of his father, the Italian athletics federation (Fidal) announced on Wednesday.
Sabia won 800m gold at the 1984 championships in Gothenburg, and finished fifth and seventh at the distance at the 1984 Los Angeles and 1988 Seoul Olympics respectively.
He had been hospitalised in intensive care for some days in his native Potenza, in the southern Basilicata region. - AFP