Artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez rescued by coach after fainting at World Championships

Artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez rescued by coach after fainting at World Championships

Álvarez received medical attention before being carried away on a stretcher, according to the Olympics website.

In a statement shared on USA Artistic Swimming’s Instagram page, Fuentes said, “Anita is fine” after the harrowing incident.

“The doctors checked all the vital signs and everything is normal: heart rate, oxygen, sugar levels, blood pressure, etc… everything is fine,” he said.

“Sometimes we forget that this happens in other high-endurance sports. Marathon, cycling, cross country,” she continued. “We’ve all seen footage of some athletes missing the finish line and others helping them get there.”

“Our sport is no different than others, just in a pool, we push the limits and sometimes we find them,” he said. “Anita feels fine now and the doctors say she is fine too.”

In an interview with the Spanish newspaper Marca, Fuentes said he jumped into the water “because I saw that no one, no lifeguards, was submerging.”

“I got a little scared because he wasn’t breathing, but now he’s fine,” he said.

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