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Norwegian swimming champion Alexander Dale Oen passes away

  • Norwegian swimming champion Alexander Dale Oen has passed away in the United States at the age of 26.

    Dale Oen was found collapsed in a shower late on Monday in Flagstaff, Arizona where he was training.

    Officials said he suffered a cardiac arrest.

    Emergency services arrived at the scene soon after Dale Oen was discovered but were unable to resuscitate him.

    Dale Oen won Norway’s first Olympic swimming medal after winning the silver in Beijing 2008.

    He went on to bring home the gold medal in the 100 meter breaststroke at the World Championships held in Shanghai in July last year.