Chris Ciancio Wiki – Chris Ciancio Biography
Chris Ciancio, 39, a well-known trainer in the Australian weightlifting community, died while on holiday in Italy, and efforts are underway to bring his body back home.
Melbourne weightlifter and strength coach Mr. Ciancio was in Italy with his wife Margaret and their daughters Ginevra, four, and Fiorenza, two, when he died in the early hours of the morning. of Saturday. Mr. Ciancio ran a popular weightlifting gym in Braybrook until it closed as a result of the Covid lockdowns. Personal trainer Benjamin Templeton described Mr. Ciancio as a loving father and passionate man who had touched the lives of hundreds of athletes. “Chris has touched the lives of hundreds of athletes throughout his career as a weightlifter and coach,” Templeton wrote. Those who knew him knew at least three things about him; First of all, he was as true and honest as any man could ever be. “Secondly, he was passionate and had a deep understanding of weightlifting and thirdly, above all else, he adored his two beautiful girls and his partner Margaret.”
Chris Ciancio was 39 years old.
Chris Ciancio Death: Tributes
Templeton said his friend was “selfless” and that he would do what he could to protect his loved ones. He added that the powerlifting coach helped many in the Westbourne community in “big and small” ways over the years and started a GoFundMe page to help raise money for his grieving family so they can carry the body. from Mr. Ciancio home. “We (the Westbourne community) are committed to honoring him and stepping up to protect, provide and support his family, and are asking the wider community to help in any way you can,” Templeton wrote. We ask that you donate any amount to help bring Chris to Australia and help support his daughters Ginevra and Fiorenza and his partner Margaret. The GoFundMe page has received 73 donations totaling $5,255 as of this writing.
Adelaide strongman Jordan ‘Biggie’ Steffens, famous for pulling an 18-wheel crane, plane and train, shared a moving tribute to Mr Ciancio on Monday. Mr. Steffens thanked Mr. Ciancio for helping him “live his dream” and win gold at the 2016 Klokov Power Weekend in Russia. “Growing up as kids, Russian powerlifting was the pinnacle of our sport with the biggest and best strength athletes in the world,” Steffens wrote. Thanks to Chris, I was able to become a champion in Russia and retire exactly where I wanted. “This is just a story that I wanted to tell about this incredible human being who helped give me the opportunity to live my dream and gave me the perfect image for the end of my career. ‘RIP CHRIS CIANCIO. Thank you for everything you have done for me, for your wonderful family, your beautiful wife and your daughters.’