Alexander Dale Oen, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Alexander Dale Oen

Norwegian swimmer

Date of Birth: 21-May-1985

Place of Birth: Øygarden, Hordaland, Norway

Date of Death: 30-Apr-2012

Profession: swimmer

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Alexander Dale Oen

  • Alexander Dale Oen (Norwegian pronunciation: [?l?k's?nd?r 'd??l? 'u??n]; 21 May 1985 – 30 April 2012) was a Norwegian swimmer.
  • He represented the clubs Vestkantsvømmerne (1995–2010) and Bærumsvømmerne (2011–2012).
  • 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. Dale 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 30 April 2012, at around 19:50 MST Dale Oen was found unconscious in his hotel bathroom after having suffered a heart attack, caused by chronic, undetected coronary heart disease, a rare disease for a person of his age and fitness.
  • 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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