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Team USA swimmer Anita Alvarez, coach raises voice after pool fades

Team USA artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez "feels forever" after fainting and sinking at the FINA World Championships in Budapest on Thursday. Has improved. "

Alvarez's coach Andrea Fuentes, fully dressed and jumped into the pool to save her, a cardiac arrest underwater image of New York's native health Raised public concern about.

The young swimmer wasn't breathing her when Fuentes brought her to the surface — but she was soon able to cough the water she inhaled. ..

Two 25-year-old Olympic athletessaid on her Instagram, "OK and healthy," after horrific trials.

"I hope everyone can respect that there is still two days of competition for my team and I to focus here in Budapest," she wrote in an Instagram story. ..

"Whether it's underwater or on the sidelines for me is decided by me and the professional medical staff, but in any case @artswimusa and I have a job to finish. I hope you all understand that. ”

Alvarez now has official words to see if he is allowed to play in the free finals of the women's team on Friday. waiting.

Alvarez said she was "okay and healthy" after the incident.
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Team USA Artistic Swimming Organization unfolds the case He said it was "painful" to see. But for our community, "Alvarez assured fans that he was" already feeling much better. "

"Anita has been evaluated and will continue to be monitored by medical staff. It will be decided by Anita and professional medical staff whether she will be in the free team final on Friday, June 24th. "Masu," said the organizationin a statement.

The coach who rescued Alvarez, her fellow Olympic Fentes, 39,, spoke on Instagramfollowing the trials.

"What a day !!! I think I had all sorts of possible emotions," she wrote with a series of images of Team USA Team.

"Anita's solo was also very good. It was the best performance I've ever had. She found it beyond the limits, but Anita was okay and the doctor said she was fine."

"Now it's time to rest and recover," Fentes added.

Spanish swimmer Fuentes, who holds four Olympic medals in her name, has been the head coach of Team USA since 2018. 

A veteran swimmer was critical of the slow reaction of Budapest lifeguards to the apparent pain of Alvarez.

Anita Alvarez's Instagram story addressing her health after fainting.
Anita Alvarez of the U.S. receives medical attention during the women's solo free final.

Photographer Oli Scarf, who took the image from the horrific trials, said, "It's shocking to see."

"As soon as I looked down at the robot camera, I could clearly see a scene like this while everyone in the arena was looking at the camera from the surface," he told CNN. ...

"Soon after I took a beautiful photo of this amazing athlete's performance ... and just with a heartbeat, I'm now shooting a near-death experience. In fact, I'm pretty upset."

Alvarez previously stated that he wanted to compete in the 2024 Olympics.

Andrea Fuentes helps rescue Anita Alvarez after passing out during a competition.