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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Andrea Fuentes prevented a tragedy on the swimming world championships together with her fast response.

The United States coach knew one thing was fallacious when she noticed creative swimmer Anita Alvarez sink immobile to the underside of the pool throughout a solo free routine on Wednesday.

The totally clothed Fuentes dived in. She swam to the unresponsive Alvarez, put her arms round her, and lifted her to the water’s floor, the place one other particular person helped get her out of the pool.

Alvarez, a two-time Olympian, had fainted.

“It was her best performance ever, she just pushed through her limits and she found them,” Fuentes joked.

Alvarez, who was instantly given medical consideration, was feeling significantly better on Thursday.

Anita Alvarez of United States is taken from the pool after collapsing during the solo free final of the artistic swimming at the 19th FINA World Championships
[Photo Credit: AP Photo/Anna Szilagyi] Anita Alvarez of United States is taken from the pool after collapsing in the course of the solo free remaining of the creative swimming on the nineteenth FINA World Championships 

“Anita has been evaluated by medical staff and will continue to be monitored. She is feeling much better and using today to rest,” USA Artistic Swimming informed The Associated Press in a press release.

“Watching yesterday’s medical emergency of 2x Olympian Anita Alvarez and subsequent rescue by coach Andrea Fuentes was heartbreaking for our community. She gave an exceptional solo performance and competed brilliantly in four preliminary and three final competitions across six days.”

Alvarez completed seventh in Wednesday’s particular person remaining.

“Whether or not she will swim in the free team final on Friday … will be determined by Anita and expert medical staff,” USA Artistic Swimming stated.

Fuentes additionally stated Alvarez was doing significantly better in an Instagram post.

“The doctors checked all vitals and everything is normal: heart rate, oxygen, sugar levels, blood pressure, etc… all is okay,” Fuentes wrote. “We sometimes forget that this happens in other high-endurance sports. Marathon, cycling, cross country… we all have seen images where some athletes don’t make it to the finish line and others help them to get there. Our sport is no different than others, just in a pool, we push through limits and sometimes we find them.”

Anita Alvarez of United States is taken on a stretcher from the pool
[Photo Credit: AP Photo/Anna Szilagyi] Anita Alvarez of United States is taken on a stretcher from the pool 
Fans and teammates react after Anita Alvarez of United States collapsed during the solo free final of the artistic swimming at the 19th FINA World Championships
[Photo Credit: AP Photo/Anna Szilagyi] Fans and teammates react after Anita Alvarez of United States collapsed in the course of the solo free remaining of the creative swimming on the nineteenth FINA World Championships




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