A List of World Class Athletes Who Died Or Suffered Severe Injuries After COVID-19 Vaccine

The COVID World post date: January 15th, 2022

Back in November, The COVID World published an article listing 11 world-class athletes who had died or been left after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. We did not anticipate that things would be so bad that merely two months later, there have been enough stories to make another list.

What follows is yet again a list of 11 world-class athletes from around the world that have either died or been left seriously injured by the COVID-19 vaccines in recent months.


The head coach of the team, Aleksandar Stanojevic, was quoted saying after the incident:

“He [Gomes] collapsed in training and the situation is extremely serious.

Gomes, who is considered one of the best players in the Serbian Super Liga, received his COVID shot in October last year along with teammate Quincy Menig and coach Stanojevic, who personally took the Cape Verdean national team player to the vaccination site allegedly because he was reluctant to receive the jab.

Read the full story here.


Ian Matos: 32-Year-Old Brazilian Olympic Diver Died Months After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine

Brazilian Olympic diver Ian Matos passed away at the age of 32 following a two-month hospitalization for a lung infection, which had developed shortly after his COVID-19 vaccination.

Brazil’s Olympic Committee said in a statement after his death:

“We are profoundly saddened to have received the news of the premature death of the Olympic diver Ian Matos, aged just 32.

Team Brazil acknowledges his contribution to the evolution of the discipline.

Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.”

The Olympic diver had previously won three bronze medals at the 2010 South American Games before competing in the men’s synchronized three-meter springboard at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Read the full story here.


Sarah Gigante: 21-Year-Old Australian Olympic Cyclist Developed Myopericarditis After COVID-19 Vaccination

Australian Olympic cyclist Sarah Gigante suffered heart problems in August last year, just days after participating in the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Gigante was repeatedly hospitalized and eventually diagnosed with myopericarditis, which is a combination of an inflammation of the heart muscle and pericardium, the sac surrounding the heart.

The 21-year-old had been fully vaccinated prior to the health scare.

Gigante was asked in a Q&A last year if she believed her heart condition was a result of the COVID vaccine, to which she responded:

“I don’t know what triggered my sickness (and there are many prospects – some individuals within the feedback part appear positive that it was the COVID vaccine), however it doesn’t matter what it was, the actual fact is that I was extremely unfortunate.

I simply need to say that vaccines work, and these vaccines particularly save lives. I’m very lucky to have been in a position to be protected towards the horrible illness that’s COVID-19 and I encourage everybody who has the chance to embrace it with open arms and a raised sleeve.

Read the full story here.


Sergio Aguero: Fully Vaccinated Barcelona Striker Was Forced To Retire After A Severe Heart Condition

Argentinian football star Sergio Agüero announced his retirement from football last month after he was diagnosed with a severe heart condition. The 33-year-old striker tearfully described it as ‘one of the most difficult moments in his life.’

An emotional Agüero said at his retirement press conference:

“I have decided to stop playing professional football. It is a very difficult moment.

The decision I have taken is for my health; after the problem [heart condition] that had started a month and a half ago.

Agüero’s first serious medical issue surfaced in October last year when he was taken to hospital after a league match against Alaves, in which he experienced chest pains and breathing difficulties.

The Argentinian striker had been very supportive of the COVID-19 vaccines, promoting it strongly on social media and encouraging the uptake of the jab in children as young as 5-years-old.

Read the full story here.


Daniel Aakervik: 17-Year-Old Norwegian Skier Was Forced To Suspend His Season After A Severe Reaction To COVID-19 Vaccine

Norwegian cross country skier Daniel Aakervik had to suspend his season last year after health problems from his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The 17-year-old, who is described as one of Norway’s greatest talents in cross-country skiing and biathlon, ‘immediately felt something was wrong’ after getting the jab and stated that doctors had told him that it was probably a side-effect of the vaccine.

The Norwegian skier has won Hovedlandsrennet (a cross-country skiing competition) twice and has also taken victories in biathlon, a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting.

Aakervik recently shared the news that he has returned to competitive activity, writing on his Instagram:

“After a tough autumn, it is good to feel that the body is working again and I hope to take a victory in the Norgescup.

Read the full story here.


Richard Harward: College Basketball Player Developed Potenitally Career Ending Blood Clots And Heart Problems After Receiving Pfizer Vaccine

Basketball player Richard Harward announced his leave from the sport last month following heart issues and blood clots that had developed shortly after he received the Pfizer vaccine.

Harward collapsed during an exhibition game on November 4th, less than two weeks after he was coerced into taking the Pfizer jab by team management.

The BYU athlete said about the ordeal:

“The condition affecting my heart has developed further complications. For my health and safety, it has been determined I will be out the remainder of the season. I have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of kindness and support.”

It’s yet to be seen whether the player, who was previously in peak condition, will ever recover.

Read the full story here.


Craig Jones: 29-Year-Old Australian MMA Fighter and Jiu-Jitsu World Champion Dropped Out of UFC Fight After Pfizer Vaccine Injury

Australian UFC fighter and jiu-jitsu black belt world champion Craig Jones had to drop out of a fight and pause training last year after suffering a serious injury from his first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine that caused his stomach to fill up with fluid. 

Jones announced the news last year on Instagram.

“I’m out guys. One of the unlucky ones that had an adverse reaction to the Covid vaccine. I won’t bore you with all my symptoms but ended up carrying a bunch of fluid around my stomach and can’t train let alone compete.” 

Jones has a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and is considered one of the best grapplers of his generation by winning numerous prestigious events, including multiple belt titles in the Polaris Invitational promotion. He also finished 2nd place at the ADCC World Championship in 2019.

While climbing the ranks of jiu-jitsu, competing internationally, Jones also managed to graduate with a degree in Behavioural Science (Psychology).


John Fleck: Scottish Football Player Collapsed And Convulsed During Match Just Months After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine

Scottish professional footballer John Fleck collapsed in the midst of a league game in November last year and was taken off the field on a stretcher before being rushed hospital.

Fleck, who plays as a midfielder for English club Sheffield United, had received his second jab in August last year according to The Star,

The Dailymail released an article shortly after the incident saying that scientists had “confirmed” that Fleck’s collapse was not due to the COVID vaccine. However, the article gave no details about how that conclusion was reached except for a sports cardiologist, Professor Guido Pieles commenting:

“At present, I would say this is still a coincidence.”

Fleck began his career with Glasgow Rangers, making his senior debut in 2008 at the age of just 16. He was hyped in the media as a future star. He joined Sheffield United eight years later in 2016, helping the club achieve two promotions in three years, moving up from League One to the Premier League.

Read the full story here.


Filip Ingebrigtsen: Olympic Athlete Struggled For 7 Months After A Severe Reaction To COVID-19 Vaccine

Norwegian 1500 meter runner Filip Ingebrigtsen suffered a debilitating reaction from the COVID vaccine that lasted for over 7 months. The Olympic athlete’s performance in the Tokyo games fell was far below his usual standard, with no obvious explanation from him and his team until tests revealed side effects from his first jab.

When questioned in October last year about the vaccine, Ingebrigtsen said that he ‘would have done the same thing again’, reflecting a somewhat stoic attitude to his ‘negative results‘.

“In retrospect, when you get negative results and that puts limits on whether you can do your job, you regret it. But I’m pretty sure I would have done the same thing again.

I feel bad that it has had such a negative effect and I wish I didn’t have these problems. I didn’t know it would turn out like this. Sadly, this time it went wrong for me.

Read the full story here.


Paul Zipser: Former Chicago Bulls Player Suffered Brain Hemorrhage After Receiving Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine, Possible End Of Career

German professional basketball player Paul Zipser was hospitalized for a brain hemorrhage and pulmonary embolism last year after he became ill shortly before a game. A day after Zipser was diagnosed with a brain tumor on his brain stem and underwent emergency brain surgery, making his family and club fear for his life.

The 27-year-old had developed the tumor not long after he had received the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

Zipser has slowly returned to normal life after emergency brain surgery, but there is much doubt whether he will ever be able to play Basketball at a high level again. Nonetheless, in a recent podcast interview, the 27-year-old remained optimistic about his career:

“Apart from (proper) contact training, there are still a few things missing now, but [my comeback] is just a matter of time now.

On June 23rd, 2016, Zipser was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 48th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. In that same year, the German scored a career-high 21 points in a 112–73 win over the Brooklyn Nets


Fabienne Schlumpf: 31-Year-Old Swiss Olympic Marathon Runner Developed Possibly Career Ending Myocarditis After Receiving COVID-19 Booster Shot

Swiss marathon record holder and Olympic athlete Fabienne Schlumpf was diagnosed with a heart condition shortly after being vaccinated with the COVID-19 booster shot. The 31-year-old had reported being ‘fatigued‘ in everyday life and after a significant rise in her heart rate, she sought out a doctor who diagnosed her with myocarditis

Schlumpf, who is specialized in the 3000 meters steeplechase, is now unsure when she’ll be able to compete again, as she was quoted saying:

“Nobody can say for how long I have to put my career on hold.”

The Swiss athlete has won the silver medal at the 2018 European Championships and is the current Swiss national record holder at the 3000 meters steeplechase with a personal best of 9:37.81.

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