Tragic Loss in the IFBB Pro Bodybuilding Community

Remembering Cintia Goldani: A Rising Star in Bodybuilding Gone Too Soon

The bodybuilding community is mourning the loss of Cintia Goldani, a promising IFBB Pro Figure competitor who passed away at the age of 36 due to complications from pneumonia. The tragic news was shared by Muscle Contest International on June 26, 2024, through a heartfelt Instagram post.

"Cynthia was an angel in human form. God needed backup in heaven,”.

"She will never be forgotten by the Muscle Contest Family. Cíntia was the Presenter of the Figure Category on our Channel"

shared the Instagram account handle of the Musclecontest International.

The Tragic Event

Goldani's sudden death came as a shock to her fans and fellow athletes. She contracted pneumonia, which led to severe complications, resulting in a pulmonary embolism. Local media reported that she was rushed to the hospital on the day of her death, but unfortunately, the medical intervention was not enough to save her.

A Promising Career Cut Short

Cintia Goldani, hailing from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, was a rising star in the bodybuilding world. She began her professional career in 2021 and quickly made a name for herself in the Figure division. Her professional debut came in October 2023 at the Muscle Contest Brazil Pro, where she finished 10th. Despite being relatively new to the professional circuit, her impressive conditioning and physique earned her recognition and a growing fan base.

Goldani was preparing to compete in the Muscle Contest Brazil event in July 2024, which would have been her season debut. Her dedication to the sport was evident in her rigorous training regime and active social media presence, where she shared her journey and inspired many.

Beyond the Stage

Goldani was known for her achievements on stage and her contributions to it. She was a posing coach and trainer, helping others improve in the sport she loved. Her positive energy and passion for bodybuilding were palpable in every aspect of her life, making her a beloved figure in the community.

Tributes and Condolences

The news of Goldani's passing prompted an outpouring of grief and tributes from fans, fellow competitors, and bodybuilding organizations. Muscle Contest International expressed their sorrow, describing her as "an angel in human form" and a significant loss to their family. Her partner, Gustavo Cesar, also shared a touching tribute on Instagram, remembering her as "the best human being" he had ever met.

Considering the devastating news, fans swarmed her comment section to extend their condolences: 

“May everything be peaceful in your passage; may the family be comforted by the creator. Great athlete.”

“God receive you, go in peace, champion” 

“My sincere condolences to all family and friends!” 

“Rest in peace, RIP!"

“We will never forget you!"

"I still don’t believe it. From college to training. You were a warrior til the end! May your passage be with light; you’ll be greatly missed! Today heaven receives a person who shone wherever he passed, rest in peace! Rest in peace” 

Her partner, Gustavo Cesar, also relayed his sadness over the gut-wrenching loss via Daily Mail. :

‘Happy smiling and with that wonderful energy, you were the best human being I have ever met in the world!
‘I wish I could thank you for everything you’ve done for me, but I will thank you every day when I see the sunset…’
‘Thank you Cíntia, Cntia. You are made of pure, true love, and God wanted you closer to him and away from this evil of the world.'

A Lasting Legacy

Cintia Goldani's untimely death is a stark reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of health in high-performance sports. Her legacy, however, will live on through the impact she made in the bodybuilding world and the inspiration she provided to many aspiring athletes. Her journey, though cut short, is a testament to her dedication, resilience, and passion for the sport of bodybuilding.

As the community continues to mourn, Goldani's contributions and the joy she brought to those around her will not be forgotten. She leaves a lasting impression, not just as a competitor but as a mentor, friend, and beloved figure in the bodybuilding world.