WORLDWIDE SURGE OF SPORTS PEOPLE SUFFERING SUDDEN HEALTH ISSUES AND DEATH

The list of sudden ‘events’ amongst the world’s most fit and healthy, is extending daily.

NORWAY – November 2, 2021

STOCKHOLM: Icelandic midfielder Emil Palsson collapsed during a football game in Norway’s second division Monday evening after suffering a cardiac arrest, his football club Sogndal said.

The 28-year-old midfielder suddenly fell over in the 12 minute of the game against Stjordals-Blink at the Fosshaugane Campus stadium in western Norway.

“Emil Palsson had a cardiac arrest in the 12th minute of play. Palsson was successfully resuscitated, and then flown to Haukeland Hospital for further examination and treatment,” club Sogndal Fotball said in a statement.

The match was quickly suspended and players were sent to the dressing rooms as medical staff surrounded Palsson and started resuscitation efforts.

Read more here:

https://www.nst.com.my/sports/football/2021/11/741933/footballer-collapses-heart-attack-during-game-norway

 
 
 
 
 

UK – 3 November 2021

 

Longridge Town FC made the announcement this morning, Tweeting: “Everyone @LongridgeTownFC is devastated to hear this morning that our former player @jordantucker117 has passed away.

https://www.lep.co.uk/news/people/a-great-player-and-more-importantly-a-great-lad-tributes-flood-in-for-former-longridge-town-captain-jordan-tucker-3443212

 
 

USA

Kyle Warner, a 29-year-old professional mountain bike racer, developed pericarditis, POTS and reactive arthritis following his second dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shot.

 

About two weeks after the shot, Warner experienced extremely elevated heart rates; an ER doctor refused to believe it was an adverse reaction to the jab and instead blamed it on a “psychotic episode.”

 

After visiting another hospital due to more heart trouble, Warner was referred to a cardiologist who diagnosed him with pericarditis, an inflammation of the outer lining of the heart.

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/kyle-warner-vaccine-injuries-pfizer-covid-shot/?utm_source=salsa&eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=6bd95175-d91d-4171-891d-b4dac87f455a

 
 
 
 

INDIA 16 October 2021

Saurashtra batter Avi Barot, a former India Under-19 captain and a member of the Ranji Trophy-winning team in the 2019-20 season, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest at a shockingly young age of 29.

Read more here…

https://www.thehindu.com/sport/cricket/young-saurashtra-cricket-player-avi-barot-dies-after-suffering-cardiac-arrest/article37015873.ece)

 
 

ANTIGUA

Two West Indies Players – Chinelle Henry, Chedean Nation Collapse on Field:

 

In an absolute freak incident, West Indies players – all-rounder Chinelle Henry and batswoman Chedean Nation collapsed on the ground in separate incidents, during the second T20I against Pakistan Women in Antigua on Friday. Henry and Nation were immediately taken to the hospital, where they were ‘conscious and stable’, according to a Cricket West Indies spokesperson. Both the incidents took place within a span of 10 minutes and despite that, the match was not forfeited. Though the reasons for the sudden collapse is still unknown, it is reported that both the players are stable now

 

https://www.india.com/sports/cricket-two-west-indies-players-chinelle-henry-chedean-nation-collapse-on-field-during-2nd-t20i-against-pakistan-women-watch-video-4785827/

 
 

World-famous freediver suffers Myocarditis

6 October 2021

Florian Dagoury, currently the world’s top static breath-hold free diver, has been diagnosed with myocarditis and pericarditis 40 days following his second dose with the Pfizer vaccine. He is known for the fact he officially held his breath for 10 minutes and 30 seconds. The elite Freedriver, of French origin and based in Thailand, experienced a significant decrease in his breath-hold ability and went to a cardiologist who told him that it’s a common side effect of the Pfizer vaccine.

 

In his words

QUOTE: “…Myocarditis, Pericarditis and Trivial Mitral regurgitation! Thank you Pfizer.

Just want to share my annoying experience after vaccination and perhaps have some testimonials from similar stories amount Freedivers. Did you get better?

 

After my 2nd dose I noticed that my heart rate was way higher than normal and my breath hold capacities went down significantly. During sleep I’m at 65-70bpm instead of 37-45bpm. During the day I’m now always over 100bpm instead of 65bpm, even when I sit down and relax. Once I even reach 177bpm while having dinner with friends !!!! 10 days after my 2nd jab, I went to see a cardiologist and he told me it’s a commun side effect of Pfizer vaccin, nothing to worry about, just rest it will pass. 40days after 2nd jab, I had no progress so I went to see an other cardiologist and got diagnosed with Myocarditis, Pericarditis and Trivial Mitral regurgitation! Which is basically an inflammation of the heart muscles cause by the immune system and some tiny leaks of blood from the valves that no longer close properly. I’m now struggling to reach 8min breath hold, 150m dyn and I even have a strong urge to breath doing 40m dives. 30% decrease on my diving performance roughly.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CUrJkJ-FuFd/

 
 

Gold Coast soccer community rallies around girl, 14, after suffering heart attack on field

18 October 2021

 

A healthy and active Gold Coast girl who suffered a heart attack during a soccer game has emerged from a coma, but is facing a long recovery.

Ava Azzopardi, 14, was playing for Runaway Bay in the under-14/15s grand final against Magic United on Friday night when she collapsed on field, going into cardiac arrest.

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/7news.com.au/sport/soccer/gold-coast-soccer-community-rallies-around-girl-14-after-suffering-heart-attack-on-field-c-4269085.amp

 
 
 

Autopsy: 15 yr old Football player died from heart problem, not heat.

6 November 2021

MACON, Ga. (AP) — An autopsy finds that a 15-year-old high school football player who died in July after collapsing at practice in Georgia was the victim of an “abnormal heart rhythm” and not heat-related illness. Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones tell The Telegraph of Macon that the autopsy by a Georgia Bureau of Investigation medical examiner found Joshua Ivory Jr. died July 26 of cardiac dysrhythmia, which triggered “sudden cardiac arrest.” Jones said Ivory suffered from an “abnormal heart rhythm that sent him into cardiac arrest.” The 15-year-old collapsed on the first day of fall football practice at Macon’s Southwest High School. Coaches called an ambulance after recognizing that Ivory was in distress, said Bibb County Athletic Director Barney Hester. Ivory died in a hospital emergency room. Georgia rules call for a five-day period for players to get used to heat and physical exertion while practicing in shorts and helmets. Bibb County Superintendent Curtis Jones said the school took extra precautions beyond those required. The district reviewed its rules after Ivory’s death. Macon reached a high of 97 degrees (36 degrees Celsius) before the practice started. Southwest High head coach Joe Dupree was placed on administrative leave in August while school officials investigated, but was reinstated less than a week later. “It’s good to get the results back, but this is still a sad day because a family has lost a loved one,” Jones said. “Our thoughts continue to be with the family of Joshua Ivory.”

https://apnews.com/article/sports-football-health-education-georgia-ac022c310080895f3ab8875610917740

 

The list goes on….

 

Dembele, 29, Atletico Madrid striker collapses in training, requires medical attention https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R2_5LMobXc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R2_5LMobXc%C2%A0)

 

Alex Apolinario, 24, Brazilian soccer player dies after collapsing on pitch during match.

https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/news/brazilian-soccer-player-alex-apolinario-dies-after-collapsing-on-pitch-during-match-in-portugal/

 

Britain’s Jack Draper, 19, collapses at Miami Open:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDuOP0V1nUw

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDuOP0V1nUw%C2%A0)

 

Mirko Kido, 36, Olympic gold medalist dies of heart attack during game: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/indonesian-doubles-star-kido-dies-heart-attack-36-2021-06-14/

 

Ghanaian referee collapses during AFCON Match:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvPQO44NzN4

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvPQO44NzN4%C2%A0

 

Referee Bert Smith collapses on court due to blood clot during Gonzaga-USC men’s Elite Eight game

https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/31222546/referee-bert-smith-says-blood-clot-lung-caused-fall-ncaa-tourney

 

https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/31222546/referee-bert-smith-says-blood-clot-lung-caused-fall-ncaa-tourney%C2%A0)

 

Josh Downie, 24, cricketer dies after heart attack at practice: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-57058626

 

Giuseppe Perrino, 29, ex-Parma footballer dies at memorial match after collapsing https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/15151824/giuseppe-perrino-dead-29-parma-brother/

 

Raymond van Barneveld collapses and receives paramedic attention during PDC Championship:

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/darts/pdc-players-championship-8-suspended-23759939

 

Devaraj Anchan, 33, volleyball player collapses during game, dies:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Mangalore/volleyball-player-collapses-during-game-dies/article34185430.ece

 

Garissone Innocent, 20, fell unconscious due to abnormal electrical impulse in heart during game:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/13901939/goalkeepers-rushed-hospital-collapsing/

 

Ethan Jovani Trejo, 16-year-old soccer player, collapsed on the field during training:

https://eu.cincinnati.com/story/news/2021/06/25/teen-dies-after-medical-incident-princeton-high-school-field/5344293001/

 

Samuel Kalu, 24, Bordeaux star collapses minutes into football game: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/58228778

 

Roy Butler, 23, Irish footballer Watford FC dies after Jansen:

https://twitter.com/NewsForAllIre/status/1428301909715296263?s=20

 

Dylan Rich, 19, FA Youth Cup – player suffered sudden cardiac arrest on the field, passes away:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-58496077

 

Vinny Curry, 33, out for season due to blood clots:

https://nypost.com/2021/08/25/jets-vinny-curry-out-after-rare-blood-disorder-diagnosis/

 
 

Cameron Dale, 29, record breaking Australian sailor dies after catastrophic stroke

1 September 2021

QUOTE: “..The long-term partner of Jessica Watson – the Australian who became the youngest solo sailor to circumnavigate the globe – has died in hospital weeks after suffering a “catastrophic” stroke.

Cameron Dale, 29, died at Gold Coast University Hospital on Monday, Watson confirmed via Instagram.

“On Monday, 30 August 2021 we lost our Cam – my long-term partner in every aspect of life and planned future,” she wrote.

Read more here…

https://7news.com.au/sport/sailing/australian-sailor-jessica-watson-reveals-sudden-death-of-partner-cameron-dale-c-3845979

 
 
 

Two young Columbia High school footballers die:

https://www.wistv.com/2021/09/04/he-would-love-it-donadrian-robinsons-family-reacts-tribute-wj-keenan-high-school/?outputType=apps

 

Bollywood’s star, 40, dies following heart attack

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9950385/Indian-TV-film-star-Siddharth-Shukla-40-dies-heart-attack.html#reader-comments

 

Tom Felton, 34, collapses during golf game:

https://bbc.in/3i4YpI5?fbclid=IwAR0aZBaXpiX9ky34g3eLiG3pcMs5r2udih4kRGUIi7GOBK3iciefX1-qoXk

 

Francis Perron, 25, Ottawa footballer dies after game: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/usports-ottawa-gee-gees-francis-perron-dies-1.6182332

 

Parys Haralson, 37, former Saints line backer dies: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2021/09/13/parys-haralson-former-49-ers-and-saints-lb-dies-37/8328669002/

 

Jimmy Hayes, 31, former Bruins player unexpectedly dies: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/08/23/sports/jimmy-hayes-former-bruin-boston-college-hockey-champ-dies-31/

 

Nuis, 31, Dutch professional skater admitted to hospital with inflamed heart: https://www.rtlboulevard.nl/entertainment/news/artikel/5243606/kjeld-nuis-vaccinatie-ziek-update

 

John Stokes, 21, athlete at Tennessee Uni hospitalized with heart inflammation:

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/student-athlete-john-stokes-myocarditis-covid-vaccine-002451374.html?guccounter=1

 

Jake Ehlinger, 20, found dead – cause unknown:

https://usdaynews.com/celebrities/celebrity-death/sam-ehlinger-brother-death-cause/

 

Jeremy Chardy, 34, tennis pro cannot train or play after vaccine:

https://www.tennisworldusa.org/tennis/news/Tennis_Interviews/102836/jeremy-chardy-i-regret-getting-vaccinated-i-have-series-of-problems-now/

 

Francesca Marcon, 38, volleybal professional can’t play, has pericarditis post vaccine:

https://www.lapressa.it/notiziario/sport/la-campionessa-di-volley-ho-una-pericardite-post-vaccino

 

Yusuke Kinoshita, 27, baseball pro dies 7 weeks post vaccine: https://thecovidworld.com/yusuke-kinoshita-27-year-old-japanese-professional-baseball-player-dies-7-weeks-after-covid-19-vaccine/

 

Alex Stalock, 34, NHL Oilers goalie out for the season due to heart condition: https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/nhl-oilers-goalie-alex-stalock-miss-entire-season-with-heart-condition-covid-19-related-191817673.html

 

Ceylin Alvarado, 23, pro cyclists out for season due to blood complications:

https://www.nu.nl/sport-overig/6160296/veldrijdster-alvarado-voorlopig-niet-in-actie-door-verstoord-bloedbeeld.html

 

Greg van Aevermat, 36, pro cyclist, loss of form since vaccine: https://www.indeleiderstrui.nl/wielrennen/van-avermaet-wijst-naar-vaccin-als-oorzaak-vormdip-op-deze-manier-heeft-wk-geen-zin/amp?__twitter_impression=true

 

Three young Belgian cyclists suffer heart issues following race:

https://rtv.be/artikels/jonge-kempense-wielrenners-krijgen-hartklachten-na-vaccinatie-a102612

 

Kamila Label-Farrel, 19, Uni Basketball Star died unexpectedly:

https://www.baytoday.ca/obituaries/lebel-farrell-kamila-3884874

 

Jacob Downey, 19, Queens Uni Hockey player passes away after medical emergency:

https://www.kawartha411.ca/2021/10/01/local-teen-queens-university-student-passed-away-suddenly-after-medical-emergency/

 

Christian Eriksen, 29, Collapses at Euros due to heart issue https://youtu.be/s0B03LSzXvo

 

Josh Archibald, 28, Oilers hockey forward out indefinitely due to myocarditis:

https://www.si.com/hockey/.amp/news/oilers-forward-josh-archibald-out-indefinitely-with-myocarditis

 

Jen Gouveia, 38, suffered cardiac arrest during a run:

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/husband-of-toronto-mother-who-died-suddenly-on-run-says-he-lost-his-everything-1.5501767

 

Kyle Warner, pro BMX cyclist has pericarditis post vaccine:

https://youtu.be/aebtcTi7EaA

 

16 year old youth suffered cardiac arrest after weightlifting:

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/16-year-old-suffers-cardiac-arrest-following-strenuous-weightlifting-session-six

 

Brandon Goodwin, 26, Atlanta Hawks star, career over due to blood clots:

https://www.peachtreehoops.com/2021/10/3/22706769/former-atlanta-hawks-guard-brandon-goodwin-claims-covid-19-vaccine-ended-his-season

 

Ewan Fraser, 30, Glasgow hockey player suffered cardiac arrest, passes away:

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/7832060/glasgow-hockey-player-died-collapse-life/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

 

David Jenkins, 31, Olympic silver medalist diver unexpectedly passes away:

https://metro.co.uk/2021/10/12/david-jenkins-dead-at-31-tributes-pour-in-for-team-gb-olympic-diving-coach-15404658/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

 

Paul Zisper, 27, Munich basketball pro, has emergency surgery after brain hemorrhage related to J and J:

https://www.fr.de/sport/drama-um-zipser-90801217.html

 

Filip Ingebrigsten, 28, Norwegian runner suffers loss of form post vaccine:

https://norwaytoday.info/sport/filip-ingebrigtsen-is-back-in-training-after-experiencing-long-corona-vaccination-side-effects/

 

Avi Barot, 29, Saurashtra cricketer suffers cardiac arrest, passes away:

https://www.thehindu. (https://www.thehindu.com/sport/cricket/young-saurashtra-cricket-player-avi-barot-dies-after-suffering-cardiac-arrest/article37015873.ece)

 

Young cricketer dies.

https://www.thehindu.com/sport/cricket/young-saurashtra-cricket-player-avi-barot-dies-after-suffering-cardiac-arrest/article37015873.ece

 

Abou Ali, 22, professional footballer collapses on pitch during game: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/16118079/footballer-wessam-abou-ali-awake-hospital-collapse/

 

Fabrice NSakala, 31, Besiktas defender collapses on pitch during game: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/aug/22/fabrice-nsakala-besiktas-collapse

 

Jens De Smet, 27, footballer collapses on field, passes away of heart attack: https://newswep.com/jens-27-collapses-on-the-football-field-and-dies-this-is-not-maldegem/

 

Jente van Genechten, 25, footballer collapses on field due to heart attack: https://www.sudinfo.be/id411745/article/2021-08-18/25-ans-un-joueur-belge-de-football-fait-un-arret-cardiaque-sur-le-terrain-avant

 

Frederic Lartillot, French footballer collapses in changing room, passes away due to heart attack after game:

https://www.leprogres.fr/culture-loisirs/2021/09/11/deces-d-un-joueur-de-foot-apres-un-match-ses-coequipiers-ont-tout-tente-pour-le-sauver

 

Benjamin Taft, 31, German footballer collapses after game, passes away due to heart attack:

https://www.anpfiff.info/mobile/sites/cms/artikel.aspx?SK=2&Btr=96044&Rub=390

(auto-translated)

His girlfriend, family, friends and soccer players reacted with great sadness to the death of the popular Benjamin “Benny” Taft. The 33-year-old had numerous requests for improvement in the hospital last week after he had suddenly suffered a faint attack and finally a heart attack in Berngau after the game of his SV Unterferrieden, which he had headed as player-coach since the beginning of the season. After treatment in the intensive care unit, the hospital was transferred to the normal ward with an early prospect of discharge and rehabilitation measures. But on Monday morning the absolutely surprising and so sad news followed.

https://www.anpfiff.info/mobile/sites/cms/artikel.aspx?SK=2&Btr=96044&Rub=390

 

Rune Coghe, 18, Belgian footballer suffers cardiac arrest on pitch:

https://www.sudinfo.be/id409738/article/2021-08-07/rune-jeune-joueur-de-18-ans-secroule-sur-le-terrain-du-rds-plus-le-temps-passe

 

Helen Edwards, referee taken off court during World Cup qualifier due to heart issues:

https://www.rtl.de/cms/dfb-spiel-unterbrochen-linienrichterin-vom-platz-getragen-4834888.html

 

Dimitri Lienard, 33, FC Strasbourg midfielder collapses during game:

https://madeinfoot.ouest-france.fr/infos/article-rc-strasbourg-dimitri-lienard-a-ete-victime-d-un-malaise-354221.html

 

Sergio Aguero, 33, Barecelona star striker admitted to hospital for cardiac exam after match:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/31/football/sergio-aguero-barcelona-chest-pain-spt-intl/index.html

 

Emil Palsson, 28, Sognal midfielder collapses due to cardiac arrest during game:

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/norway-footballer-emil-palsson-cardiac-arrest-b1949583.html

 

Antoine Méchin, 31, French triathlete suffers pulmonary embolism following Moderna:

https://www.sudouest.fr/sport/course-pedestre/triathlon/le-triathlete-saintais-antoine-mechin-met-un-terme-a-sa-saison-et-ne-se-referait-pas-vacciner-si-c-etait-a-refaire-6234090.php

 

Luis Ojeda, 20, Argentine football player unexpectedly passes away:

https://www.antena3.com/noticias/deportes/futbol/emotiva-carta-lola-ortiz-muerte-novio-futbolista-luis-ojeda-soporto-idea-volver-ver-verte-nunca-mas_20210426608696616e5d5b0001eb20e9.html

 

Greg Luyssen, 22, Belgian pro cyclist ends career due to heart issues:

https://kw.be/sport/wielrennen/wielerbelofte-greg-luyssen-22-uit-de-panne-over-gedwongen-afscheid-door-hartprobleem-dat-akelig-gevoel-wil-ik-nooit-meer/

 

Pedro Obiang, 29, ex-West Ham star suffers myocarditis post vaccine:

https://thecovidworld.com/pedro-obiang-29-year-old-professional-footballer-suffers-myocarditis-after-covid-19-vaccine/

 

Cienna Knowles, 19, equestrian star hospitalized due to blood clots:

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/teen-equestrian-star-cienna-knowles-hospitalised-with-blood-clots-after-pfizer-vaccine/news-story/286e7cd42e896b091e4b257322296a05

 

Boris Sadecky, 24, Slovak hockey player dies of heart attack during hockey game: https://www.rt.com/sport/539312-bruno-sadecki-hockey-player-khl-death/

 
 
 
 

WIKIPEDIA

Wikipedia article on association footballer deaths

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_association_footballers_who_died_while_playing

Via https://www.notonthebeeb.co.uk/post/surge-of-sports-people-worldwide-suffering-unexpected-ill-health