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Anita Álvarez was rescued after fainting in the pool in full competition and scared everyone at the Budapest World Cup

Anita Alvarez is rescued by her trainer after collapsing in the pool.  Photo: AFP

the american Anita Alvarez starred in the great scare of the day at the World Swimming Championships held in Budapest, Hungary, after fainting in the pool while performing his exercise routine in the free individual final of synchronized swimming.

Anita Alvarez is rescued by her trainer after collapsing in the pool. Photo: AFP

Alvarez remained submerged in the water for a few minutes until the Spanish Andrea Fuentes realized that something was wrong and dived to rescue her. The accident was only frightened by her thanks to the quick intervention and intuition of the coach.

The moment of rescue in the pool of Budapest.  Photo: AFP

The moment of rescue in the pool of Budapest. Photo: AFP

After leaving the pool on a stretcher, the swimmer was immediately attended by doctors and paramedics. Fortunately, Alvarez has recovered and is out of danger, although as reported by the US team, she will undergo various tests in the coming days to try to unravel the causes of the fainting.

Anita Alvarez is rescued by her trainer after collapsing in the pool. Photo: AFP

Last year, while she was in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifiers, the American swimmer went through a similar act in which she could also be helped.

Anita Álvarez, before fainting. Photo: AP

From Popovici’s coup to Dressel’s downfall

Romanian David Popovici became the new world champion of the 100-meter freestyle in Budapest at just 17 years of age, a competition in which the multiple American Olympic champion Caeleb Dressel was conspicuous by his absence, who withdrew from the event for unspecified medical reasons.

Popovici, who will turn 18 in September, won with a time of 47.58 and relegated Frenchman Maxime Grousset and Canadian Joshua Edwards, who crossed the finish line in 47.64 and 47.71, respectively, and completed the podium.

Dressel’s absence was undoubtedly the highlight because the seven-time Olympic champion also withdrew from the event.

Caeleb Dressel withdrew from the tournament. Photo: Reuters

Dressel, 25 years old and who in this World Cup had won the title in the 50-meter butterfly and in the 4×100-meter relay event, deserted for medical reasons not specified by his environment.

“After some consultation, Caeleb, her coaches and the medical team decided that it was best to withdraw from the World Cup,” the US team said in a statement after a hectic day.

“Our priority will always be the health of our athletes. We will provide Caeleb with the necessary assistance to recover as soon as possible,” adds the note.

Caeleb Dressel dropped out of the 100m final in surprise. Photo: Reuters

“For his long-term health, this was the right decision,” said USA Swimming CEO Lindsay Mintenko, who also did not provide details to protect privacy. of the athlete

“It was Caeleb’s decision,” the leader clarified when explaining the reasons for Dressel, who had set the second fastest time in the 100-meter freestyle heats on Tuesday and withdrew before playing the semifinals.

Sources: EFE and ANSA

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