Swimmer is rescued after fainting in the pool


Mexico.- The swimmer Anita Álvarez had a big scare, because despite her impressive skills in the water, she was about to drown.

It all happened at the World Swimming Championships that took place in Budapest, when the American swimmer was about to finish her exercises in the final where the Japanese Yukiko Inui took the gold.

However, she suddenly fainted in the water, it was her trainer, the Spanish Andrea Fuentes who jumped into the water to rescue her.

Also, the medical personnel arrived immediately to help her. Fortunately the swimmer is fine and it was all a bad scare.

Although, it is not the first time that the swimmer has experienced something like this, since she also fainted during the Tokyo 2020 pre-Olympic.

Anita Alvarez (Photo: AP)


Who is Anita Alvarez?

Anita Álvarez is a 25-year-old Mexican-American artistic swimmer.

She is part of the United States Synchronized Swimming Team and was named the Artistic Swimming Athlete of the Year in 2021.

World Swimming: Caeleb Dressel misses the rest of the championship

The American Olympic and world champion, Caeleb Dressel had to withdraw from the championships in Budapest due to health problems.

In that sense, the United States swim team made the decision to withdraw.

“After consultation with Caeleb, his trainers and the medical staff, the decision has been made to withdraw him from the World Championship,” they wrote in a statement.

They also added that the priority was the athlete’s health, so they continued to give him assistance so that his recovery would be faster.

“Our priority is and will always be the health of our athletes and we will continue to give Caeleb the assistance he needs to recover quickly,” they argued.

It should be remembered that the United States is the leader in the medal table and Dressel cooperated with several medals.

By Aylin Ramirez


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