COVID-19 claims the life a healthy 23-year-old Greek Australian, double-vaccinated

James Kondilios was former world-class powerlifter and award-winning scientist and was double-vaccinated

Family and friends are in shock following the death of 23-year-old James Kondilios after he tested positive for COVID-19.


The science graduate and sportsman was double-vaccinated with no underlying medical conditions.


He died at St Vincent’s Hospital where he had been receiving treatment.

In a social media post, his friends said his death was a reminder that COVID-19 can hit even the young and healthy.


Mr Kondilios grew up in Sydney, where he attended Waverley College.


In 2015, he represented Australia at the Power Lifting World Championships in Finland, where he won a bronze medal.


He later completed an advanced science degree at the Australian National University in Canberra.