The American artistic swimmer who was rescued by her coach will return to competition on Friday in the team free final at the World Championships in Budapest.

Anita Alvarez, 25, lost consciousness during the solo free final on Wednesday but her coach Andrea Fuentes spotted the danger and dived into the pool to haul her to the surface.

It was the second time that Fuentes has saved Alvarez, having also pulled her to safety when she fainted at the end of her duet routine at the Olympic qualifier in Barcelona last year. Despite this, she has been included on the start list for the team event, where she will compete alongside seven US team-mates.

Alvarez and Fuentes made the decision to compete after consulting medical

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