Young swimmer Mariasofia Paparo dies following a heart attack

Young swimmer Mariasofia Paparo dies following a heart attack

Young swimmer Mariasofia Paparo dies following a heart attack. Image: Mariasofia Paparo

Young swimmer Mariasofia Paparo dies following a heart attack.

She was about to celebrate her birthday and recently got engaged.

ITALIAN swimmer Mariasofia Paparo died following a heart attack just shy of her 28th birthday and only a month after getting engaged to be married. Tributes have poured in following the news of the young woman’s death.

The swimmer died suddenly at the age of 27 after suffering a cardiac arrest in San Giorgio a Cremano (Naples) on Monday, April 11, according to local reports.

Her fiancé and fellow swimmer Matteo Scarpati, who had successfully proposed on March 13, paid tribute to the woman he planned to marry.

“You were an angel who changed my life by giving me the strength to do things that I never could think about doing,” he said on Facebook.

“You taught me true love, you taught me to smile and be happy again. We had a life ahead and you left like that. I loved you from the first day I saw you, you made me struggle to conquer you, but then you agreed to live this fantastic adventure together and you gave me the best two years of my life.

“I will always remember you like this, as my beautiful Mariasofia, and I will always be your ciccino. I love you and I will always love you my love.”

As noted by MSN Italy, Mariasofia was an athlete of the Posillipo Swimming Club, in 2019 she was part of the staff of the Swim4Life Trophy, valid for the Supermaster FIN Circuit. She was part of the Speedo Masters Team and in 2020 she had participated in the crossing of the Strait of Messina, as well as in the Capri-Naples.

Her sister Mariapia Paparo shared a picture of the two and said on Instagram: “Bibbi what you did to me. What you’ve done to me.

“My life, where are you? My life, where have you gone? Why did you leave me? Why did I make you leave? You slipped through my hands. My life, my lips, my heart.

“You are so beautiful dressed as a bride, with your golden crown. You are beautiful. You were the sun and everyone wants to say hello. You tore my heart out.

“I shouted your name, I tried to make you stay. My love, what have you done to me.”

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Paparo was due to graduate from Parthenope University on April 28, the eduction facility paid tribute to the student: “Mariasofia Paparo passed away prematurely, graduate student of the Department of Science and Technology (she would have graduated in April) and a professional swimmer. We share in the pain of the family and of all his friends.”

Swimming trainer Claudio Rais wrote: “When a member of the pack misses the pain and the emptiness is even stronger… Unfortunately, real life is only known by those who suffer, love, fight, believe and … in the end, they suddenly have to give up the race… I hope you can continue swimming happily among the clouds wonderful warrior. May the earth be light to you, Mariasofia Paparo.”

Portici Sports Centre shared a touching video of the club’s swimmers paying their respects with a minute’s silence and a round of applause.

The video was shared with the words: “The young life of Mariasofia Paparo stops. 27 years of light #wonderful… of love for others… of great #passion for sports. Your Portici Sports Centre friends wanted to greet you like this… Swimming, her great passion.”

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Matthew Roscoe

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    • Fast Eddy

      14 April 2022 • 11:44

      Another Vaccine Injury … horrifying

      • Rosa B

        15 April 2022 • 07:21

        Exactly! It’s despicable…

      • Tony Todd

        15 April 2022 • 07:40

        Exactly my thoughts never have seen so many cardiovascular events in young healthy athletes until the wackccine rolled out

      • Susan Droddy

        17 April 2022 • 06:54


    • Sandy

      15 April 2022 • 00:01

      Yep…another young healthy athlete dies of a heart attack…when will these people wake the hell up already 😡😡😡😪😪😪

      • Anita sherbino

        18 April 2022 • 02:56

        They dont want to wake up this is exactly what they want Isess ppl in this world it’s planned

    • Michael P

      16 April 2022 • 17:38

      Clot shot

    • Jocemar

      16 April 2022 • 19:24

      the goal of the vaccine was to genocide whites.

    • Jack Dis

      17 April 2022 • 02:41

      You dolts are pretty quick to jump to a conclusion with no basis.

      Literally talking out your asses. Disgusting.

      • Bloody Kev.

        20 April 2022 • 02:24

        I bet you were one of those pushing vaccines for everyone despite having the data on adverse effects but continued pushing the propaganda about how unvaccinated people were a health risk to you with one.

    • Siow

      18 April 2022 • 09:10

      Totally vaccine related death. But then again, could it be related to over-exercising? So many many famous athletes died from too much of exercise, which resulted in heart-attack. Unfortunately, modern science have never been able to prove that and to say that over-exercising could lead to death would be very irresponsible. Worse, it could destroy the entire ‘sport industry’ and so i can imagine such a study would not be popular with many. Chinese medicine for example, has always maintain that exercising (in true modern sense, like jogging, running, even swimming) is not good for the body. Thus, it has always promoted a slow form of exercise such as stretching (like yoga), breathing, tai-chi (slow moving dance like forms) etc etc. I think the ancient chinese saw many died due to over-exercising eons ago. But again, such comment would be totally unacceptable due to the current mindset everyone is in.

      • Nora

        18 April 2022 • 21:34

        Look at the statistics from few years before the vaccine rolled out, only few death cases among professional athletes were reported. It was so rare to even notice. Since COVID-19 vaccination we see hundreds of athletes dead within a year. Check the website for video and research documents from around the world. I wish that is only the overtraining to blame like Chinese medicine suggests.

    • Stuart

      18 April 2022 • 11:25

      Vaccine Holocaust

    • Thorsten J. Pattberg

      20 April 2022 • 02:47

      Why no mentioning of the cause of death, which seems to be the experimental corona vaccination that weakens the natural immune system and causes VAIDS.

      • jessica

        09 May 2022 • 13:19

        So true, but a lot of people have no idea. They continue to believe that Covid is dangerous and that the vaccine isnt. the same people probably also believe that Bill Gates is a good guy

    • Sally Thorndon

      17 September 2022 • 06:46

      The clot shot doesn’t rest. How repulsive that it’s never mentioned.

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