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

According to the Olympics Games website, Alvarez was given medical care before being stretchered away. After the terrifying occurrence, Fuentes remarked on the USA Artistic Swimming Instagram page, “Anita is alright.”

“The physicians examined all vitals and everything is normal: heart rate, oxygen, sugar levels, blood pressure, etc… everything is OK,” she said.

“We sometimes forget that this occurs in other high-intensity sports. Marathon, cycling, and cross-country skiing “She went on. “We’ve all seen pictures where some athletes don’t make it to the finish line and others assist them in getting there.”

“Our sport is no different than others; we push beyond limitations and occasionally discover them,” she said. “Anita is feeling better today, and the doctors say she is OK.”

Fuentes told the Spanish daily Marca that she went into the sea “since no one, no lifeguard, was diving in.”

“I was worried since she wasn’t breathing, but she’s alright now,” she said.

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