A 25-year-old swimmer who was competing at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, had a lucky…
A 25-year-old swimmer who was competing at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, had a lucky escape on Thursday after fainting in the pool before being rescued by her coach.
American synchronized swimmer Anita Alvarez lost consciousness in the final of the women’s solo free event after completing her routine at the championships and could be seen sinking to the bottom of the pool.
Luckily, her quick-thinking coach Andrea Fuentes, a four-time Olympic artistic swimming medalist, jumped in and pulled Alvarez to the surface with the help of an unidentified male.
Alvarez was then taken away on a stretcher by medical professionals while both teammates and spectators looked on in shock.