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Incident at the World Cup Freestyle: Synchronized swimmer Alvarez loses consciousness in the water

2022-06-22T20:18:11.754Z

A medical emergency occurred at the World Swimming Championships: American Anita Alvarez had to be rescued from the pool in a faint. It wasn't her first incident of this kind.



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The American Anita Alvarez fell unconscious in the pool immediately after her performance

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At the swimming world championships in Budapest on Wednesday there was an incident in the decision in the free solo freestyle of the synchronized swimmers.

The American Anita Alvarez fell unconscious in the pool immediately after her performance.

She had to be rescued by her trainer and another person.

She was under medical observation, it said.

30 minutes after the incident, a caregiver announced that Alvarez was doing well.

The fainting spell was stress-related and was not the first of its kind.

Alvarez also lost consciousness at the end of her freestyle during the Olympic qualification for Tokyo last year and had to be rescued from the water by her trainer and her duet partner. 

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"When you see it live, your heart really stops and you just think 'for God's sake'," said 29-year-old Marlene Bojer, who came tenth in the free program of the solo competition (84.2000 points). finished.

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Source: spiegel

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