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Fainting U.S. Swimmer Banned From World Championships

Anita Alvarez

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Anita Alvarez, who was rescued after fainting in the pool, was banned from competing by the International Swimming Federation.

  • Alvarez, a 25-year-old synchronized swimmer, fainted while training in a pool in Budapest.
  • A Spanish coach rescued her from the bottom of the pool.

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