The Official Page of Alexander Dale Oen. Olympic swimmer. Go hard or Go home
Born May 21, 1985
Died April 30, 2012 (aged 26)
Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
College team Auburn Tigers (USA)
Alexander Dale Oen (May 21, 1985 – April 30, 2012) was a Norwegian swimmer. He represented the club Vestkantsvømmerne. Dale Oen's gold at the 2008 European Championships made him the first Norwegian male to win a medal at a major international long course championship.
Oen got his international breakthrough in 2005, placing seventh in the 100-metre breaststroke during the 2005 World Aquatics Championships. During the European short-course Championships in December the same year, he swam the 100 m breaststroke in 59.05 seconds, placing fourth and setting a new Nordic Record. He became the first Norwegian to swim this distance in less than 1 minute. At the Norwegian Short Course Championships two months later, he bettered that time to 58.81, a world best mark for the year.
On April 30, 2012, at around 19:50 MST Dale Oen was found unconscious in his hotel bathroom after having suffered a cardiac arrest. He was found in his bathroom by one of his teammates, and CPR was performed before Dale Oen was brought to Flagstaff Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at 21:00 MST. Dale Oen was attending a training camp with the Norwegian swimming team in Flagstaff, Arizona at the time of his death.
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