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Swimmer Anita Alvarez loses consciousness in pool at world championships

A member of Workforce USA (R) swims to get well USA’s Anita Alvarez (L), from the underside of the pool.

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American inventive swimmer Anita Alvarez was in peril of drowning after shedding consciousness within the pool on the world championships in Budapest earlier than being rescued by her coach Andrea Fuentes.

Spaniard Fuentes, a four-time Olympic medalist in synchronized swimming, jumped into the pool after she noticed Alvarez sink to the underside on the finish of her solo free closing routine.

She was given medical consideration beside the pool earlier than being taken away on a stretcher.

It was the second time Fuentes needed to rescue Alvarez after she leapt into the pool throughout an Olympic qualification occasion final 12 months and pulled her to security together with the American’s swim accomplice Lindi Schroeder.

USA’s Anita Alvarez is recovered from the underside of the pool by a staff member after the incident.

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“Anita is a lot better, she is already at her greatest. It was a very good scare to be sincere,” Fuentes informed Spanish newspaper Marca.

“I jumped into the water once more as a result of I noticed that nobody, no lifeguard, was leaping in. I bought a bit of scared as a result of she wasn’t respiration, however now she’s positive. She has to relaxation.”

In an announcement on the US Inventive Swimming Instagram web page, Fuentes mentioned 25-year-old Alvarez can be assessed by medical doctors on Thursday earlier than a choice was made on her participation in Friday’s staff occasion.

She was given medical consideration beside the pool earlier than being taken away on a stretcher.

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