Niode, who won gold at the 1983 Southeast Asian Games and represented Indonesia at the following year’s Olympic Games in Los Angeles, passed away at the Pelni Hospital in Jakarta last week.
Lukman Niode has died aged 56 after contracting COVID-19
His brother Idrus told the Kompas.com website that he had tested positive for coronavirus two days before his death.
Idrus said Lukman had previously tested negative on two separate occasions at a different hospital before testing positive.
“We are deeply sorry to hear about the death of Lukman Niode, who was one of our prominent athletes in the swimming field,” said Youth and Sports Ministry secretary Gatot S. Dewa Broto.