Anita Alvaréz, an American swimmer who collapsed during a master swim, wants to return to the fray this Friday.
In the Spanish newspaper “El País”, Anita Alvaréz recalled a time when she collapsed and drowned in the World Swimming Championship in Budapest, after being rescued by coach Andrea Fuentes.
“The season was long. I injured my foot in February, underwent surgery and returned to compete in May, because I was determined to take part in the Worlds,” began American, who confirms the seizures are normal. sports. “People do not know, but fainting occurs frequently. Every day there are female swimmers fainting. I was fascinated because it happened on Earth”, she revealed.
At the time of the seizure, which occurred at the end of the match, he is said to have almost fainted. “I was leaving everything in the pool. In the last act, all I have to say is raise one arm, remember and think: ‘Raise your arm. Don’t give up now. Give it all up until the last minute!’ When I felt like I was fainting .. Here I was deep in my position, living in this moment. “I do not remember anything else,” he shot.
The pictures left Anita stunned at first, but she admits the beauty of the picture. “I was shocked at first. I did not expect this to be published. Now I think that, in a sense, the pictures are beautiful. earth, when you sit down, when you are silent, you feel like you are not rich and you are alone. I love you so much “, she admits.
Despite the panic, the American swimmer has confirmed that he has reached the end of the race this Friday. “I was very rested, night and day. My body was not well, this had already happened to me. You are resting and the next day you are in the water. You have to do it, so you don’t do it.” “I was happy with the way he did on the ground here. I do not want to lose my team in the free final and I want to finish my head high and let my friends know that they can trust me”, explained Anita.
The Budapest World Cup team’s free match will take place at 3pm this Friday, an hour longer than in Portugal.