Three-time Olympic synchronised swimming champion Alla Shishkina has urged US officials to carry out more thorough checks on Anita Alvarez and to ‘look more deeply’ into the reasons why she fainted while competing at the World Championships and had to be rescued by her coach.
Alvarez was taking part in the final of the women’s solo free event in Budapest on Wednesday when she fell unconscious and sank to the bottom of the pool in shocking and worrying scenes at the Duna Arena.
Her coach Andrea Fuentes leapt into the water and dragged her back to safety with the help of a male lifeguard. Alvarez regained consciousness soon after being rescued from the pool and received immediate first aid.
The 25-year-old is now set to return to action just 48 hours after the incident as she is in…