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Team USA swimmer Anita Alvarez faints in pool during 2022 FINA World Championships

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The terrifying moment occurred on Wednesday at the 2022 FINA World Championships when Team USA swimmer Anita Alvarez collapsed during the singles final of the free skating. Alvarez sank to the bottom of the pool before her trainer Andrea Fuentes jumped in to save her.

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“It was a big fear. I had to jump because the lifeguards didn’t. I was scared because I saw that she was not breathing, but now she feels very well. Fuentes said in interview with MARK. This quote has been translated from the original interview in Spanish.

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Alvarez received immediate medical attention and appears to be doing well now. Fuentes told MARCA that the swimmer plans to rest all day on Thursday in the hope that she will be able to compete in Friday’s team event. However, in the coming days, Alvarez will undergo an examination to try to find out the cause of her fainting.

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Alvarez, 25, was fighting for a medal on her third trip to the World Championships. She did not see the podium, taking seventh place. Japanese swimmer Yukiko Inui won gold, Marta Fidina won silver for Ukraine, and Evangelia Platanioti won bronze for Greece.

Unfortunately, Alvarez had a history of fainting. She also fainted during her artistic swim last year at the Olympic Qualifiers in Barcelona. After this incident, her mother said WIVB that she had seen her daughter faint before, but not during the competition.



Source: www.cbssports.com

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