Weightlifting champion Artemis Theriaki has died at the age of 37, local media reported Sunday.

She was a Greek weightlifting champion and a member of Greece’s national team.

In an announcement, the Greek Weightlifting Federation expressed its grief, saying that 2023 had ended with very bad news for the weightlifting community.

“The Board of the Greek Weightlifting Federation express their profound grief over the death of the former champion.”

She was born in 1986 and began weightlifting aged 16 at the Pelopa Patras sports club. Having taken bronze at the European Championships in La Coruña in 2006, she went on to win six medals at the Panhellenic championships the following year.

Theriaki had leukemia. She died just a month after her mother lost her own battle against cancer.