Coach Andrea Fuentes jumped into the pool after she noticed the 25-year-old inventive swimmer sink to the underside on the finish of her routine within the ladies’s solo free occasion.
Fuentes, a four-time Olympic medalist in synchronized swimming, lifted Alvarez to the floor earlier than serving to deliver her to the sting of the pool.
Alvarez acquired medical consideration beside the pool, Reuters reported, and was subsequently carried off in a stretcher.
It was the second time Fuentes has needed to rescue Alvarez, based on Reuters, after she leapt into the pool throughout an Olympic qualification occasion final yr and pulled her to security, together with the American’s swim accomplice Lindi Schroeder.
“We typically overlook that this occurs in different high-endurance sports activities. Marathon, biking, cross nation … all of us have seen photographs the place some athletes do not make it to the end line and others assist them to get there,” Fuentes added.
“Our sport isn’t any totally different than others, simply in a pool, we push by way of limits and typically we discover them. Anita feels good now and the medical doctors additionally say she is okay.”