US swimmer rescued from World Championship pool after fainting


Team USA’s head coach Andrea Fuentes (left) recovers Anita Alvarez (centre) from the bottom of the pool during an incident in the women’s solo free artistic swimming finals at the World Aquatics Championships at the Alfred Hajos Swimming Complex in Budapest. – AFP pic, June 23, 2022.

ARTISTIC swimmer Anita Alvarez was dramatically rescued from the bottom of the pool by Team USA’s head coach after fainting in a distressing scene at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

Andrea Fuentes leapt in to rescue Alvarez, who had sunk to the bottom of the pool and was not breathing after passing out at the conclusion of her routine during last night’s solo free final.


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