The brazilian Gabriel Schlichia Adriano, one of the young promises of judo in the South American country, He was found lifeless inside a pool in the city of Curitiba, official sources reported Monday.
"We inform with regret the death of the athlete Gabriel Schlichia Adriano," who on August 26 had turned 20, the Paranaense Judo Federation said in a statement. "His death surprised us a lot, but we hope he can be in a better place, "added the condolences.
The young judoca was found dead on Sunday afternoon inside the pool of a community of neighbors, in a neighborhood of the city of Curitiba, capital of the state of Paraná, in southern Brazil.
It was part of the lower categories of the Brazilian judo team and, in 2016, he was a bronze medal in the U18 Pan American Championship and South American champion, also U18, in the light weight category (73 kilos).
He also signed several podiums in various Brazilian competitions both regionally and nationally.
"We appreciate all the condolences received so far, who only show how dear he was to everyone, for his professionalism, intelligence, friendship and for being a great athlete. We must always remember it with joy and gratitude, "said the Paranaense Judo Federation.
The body of Gabriel Schlichia Adriano it was veiled this Monday in Curitiba and subsequently buried in the town of Colombo, located in the metropolitan region of the capital of Paraná. (EFE)