Technical swimmer Anita Alvarez saved by coach after she passed out at the World Championships
And according to the Olympics website, Alvarez was provided medical attention before he was driven away.
In a joint statement on USA Artistic Swimming Instagram Page, Fuentes said: “Anita is fine” after the horrific accident.
“The doctors checked all the vitals and everything was normal: heart rate, oxygen, sugar levels, blood pressure, etc… Everything is fine,” she said.
“Sometimes we forget that this happens in other high-end endurance sports. Marathon, cycling, cross country,” she continued. “We’ve all seen pictures where some athletes don’t reach the finish line and others help them get there.”
“Our sport is no different, only in billiards, we cross the boundaries and sometimes we find them,” she said. “Anita is feeling fine now and the doctors also say she is fine.”
In an interview with Spanish newspaper MarcaFuentes said she jumped into the water “because I saw that no one, no lifeguard, was diving into it.”
“She freaked out a bit because she wasn’t breathing,” she said, “but now she’s fine.”