Tuesday, May 1, 2012

World Class Swimmer dies of Heart Attack in US

Swimming world champ Dale Oen dies during training

Published May 01, 2012 Associated Press Obit Alexander Dale O_Pata.jpg Aug. 10, 2010:

In this file photo Norway's Alexander Dale Oen celebrates winning the gold medal in the Men's 100m breaststroke final at the Swimming European Championships in Budapest, Hungary. OSLO, Norway – Alexander Dale Oen, a world champion swimmer who was one of Norway's top medal hopes for the London Olympics, has died during training camp in Flagstaff, Ariz.

He was 26. Federation President Per Rune Eknes said Dale Oen died after suffering a cardiac arrest.

 In a statement, the federation said the 100-meter breaststroke world champion was found collapsed on the floor of his bathroom late Monday. He was taken to the Flagstaff Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Read more:


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