Zsolt Torok, the famous Romanian climber who died in Fagaras mountains last week, will be buried today in Arad, his home town.
President Klaus Iohannis has awarded him post mortem the National Order “Star of Romania” in the rank of “Knight”, for his significant contribution to the Romanian sports.
“Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis has signed today the decree awarding post mortem climber Zsolt Torok, as a token of high appreciation and recognition for his important sport performances obtained over time, for his determination and passion in acknowledging a national and international career in climbing, as well as for his significant contribution to the Romanian sports,” reads a Presidency press release.
The Order of the Star of Romania is Romania’s highest civil order and second highest State decoration after the defunct Order of Michael the Brave. It has five ranks, from lowest to the highest: Officer, Commander, Grand Officer, Grand Cross, and Grand Cross with Collar.
45-year Torok Zsolt was found dead in Făgăraș Mountains, near Negoiu Peak, on Saturday.