Anita Álvarez: heartfelt letter after dramatic fainting in the water


Anita Álvarez, at the Budapest World Cup

Anita Álvarez, at the World Cup in Budapest.

Anita Álvarez, at the Budapest World Cup.

The athlete expressed herself on her social networks after what she experienced in the World Cup.

The swimmer of the American synchronized team Anita Alvarez, who was rescued from the bottom of the pool by her Spanish trainer Andrea Fuentes After suffering a faint, he left a moving story on his social networks.

Alvarez’s story

Anita Álvarez, at the Budapest World Cup

Anita Álvarez, at the Budapest World Cup.

Álvarez, a 25-year-old swimmer of Mexican origin, was included in the American team for the final of the team free exercise on Friday. The athlete suffered a faint that generated seconds of anguish, until her coach rescued her.

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Fuentes jumped into the pool in pants and a T-shirt, dove to the bottom and dragged Alvarez to the surface before getting help to pull her out of the water.

“What a year… I took a decent break after Tokyo and shortly after I got back I broke some bones and had surgery on my foot, shortly after I got back from that, which was also shortly before I left for Worlds, it gave me COVID. And well, we all know what happened next, ”Anita began in a statement on her Instagram account.

“While it feels like the universe has been against me all year, I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason and I learn from every situation with an open mind and heart,” she continued. “But I am learning as I go, aware from the mistakes of the past, but I am always focused on how I can improve in the future.”

Finally, he spoke about his state of health. “With the information we have, my health is good and I feel much better today and that is the most important thing,” explained Álvarez, who competed in the 2016 and 2020 Olympics.

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