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‘People also pass out during a marathon, but with us it’s scary because it’s in the water’

The images were shocking and the story behind it world news. Artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez from America lost consciousness on Wednesday after her solo performance at the World Championships in Budapest and was in danger of drowning. Her coach Andrea Fuentes rescued her from the bottom of the pool. “Fortunately, this doesn’t happen often”, says national team coach Esther Jaumà of the Netherlands.

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