Norwegian Olympic star Dale Oen found dead in bathroom

18:29 01/05/2012 » Sport

Norwegian Olympic star Dale Oen found dead in bathroom

Norway's world 100m breaststroke champion Alexander Dale Oen has tragically died, Daily Mail reported.

Dale Oen, who was 26, was in Arizona at a training camp where he had a cardiac arrest in the bathroom.

The Norwegian team is holding the camp in Flagstaff ahead of the Olympics, and the federation said Dale Oen had only take part in a light training session on Monday, as well as playing some golf that day.

But team-mates became worried when the swimmer spent an unusually long time in the shower, and entered his bathroom when he failed to respond to their knocks on the door.

He was taken to the Flagstaff Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Dale Oen won the 100m breaststroke at the World Championships in Shanghai last July, three years after claiming Olympic silver in Beijing.

He was one of Norway's top hopes for success at this summer's Olympic Games in London.



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