A young fit 27-year-old swimmer in Italy has died suddenly following a massive heart attack. Italian swimmer Mariasofia Paparo was just about to celebrate her 28th birthday and had only recently got engaged before the tragedy struck.
The swimmer died suddenly in San Girogia a Cremano (Naples) on Monday, April 11th according to local reports.
Her fiancé Matteo Scarpati, a fellow swimmer proposed on March 13. Scarpati paid tribute to Paparo on Facebook.
“You were an angel who changed my life by giving me the strength to do things that I never could think about doing,”
“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.” Scarpati said.
MSN Italy, spoke of Paparo accomplishments “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.”