U.S. swimmer Alvarez saved from drowning by coach | Reuters

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June 23 (Reuters) – American inventive swimmer Anita Alvarez was at risk of drowning after shedding consciousness within the pool on the world championships in Budapest on Wednesday earlier than being rescued by her coach Andrea Fuentes.

Spaniard Fuentes, a four-time Olympic medallist in synchronised 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.

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It was the second time Fuentes has 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 companion Lindi Schroeder.

“Anita is much better, she is already at her best. It was a good scare, to be honest,” Fuentes told Spanish newspaper Marca on Wednesday.

“I jumped into the water again because I saw that no one, no lifeguard, was jumping in. I got a little scared because she wasn’t breathing, but now she’s fine. She has to rest.”

In a statement on the U.S. Artistic Swimming Instagram web page, Fuentes mentioned 25-year-old Alvarez can be assessed by medical doctors on Thursday earlier than a call was made on her participation in Friday’s crew occasion.

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Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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