07:36 EST 1 May 2012
Norway’s world 100m breaststroke champion Alexander Dale Oen has tragically died.
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.
DALE OEN FACTFILE
1985: Born May 21, in Oygarden, Norway.
1989: Begins swimming at the age of four and soon joins a local swimming club.
1995: Joins the Vestkantsvommerne swimming club where his talent is developed.
2003: Enjoys first competition success with a silver medal at the European Junior Championships.
2004: Qualifies for the Athens Olympics, finishes 21st overall in the 100 metre breaststroke.
2005: July – International recognition comes with a seventh place in the 100m breaststroke final at the World Aquatics Championships.
December – Becomes first Norwegian to swim the 100m breaststroke in under a minute.
2006: April – Wins bronze in the 100m breaststroke at the FINA Short Course World Championships in Shanghai.
August – Wins 100m breaststroke silver at the European Swimming Championships in Budapest.
2008: March – Posts European record time of 59.76 seconds as he takes 100m breaststroke gold at the European Championships in Eindhoven.
August – Wins Olympic silver in the 100m breaststroke final in Beijing to secure Norway’s first ever swimming medal at the Summer Games.
2011: July – Becomes 100m breaststroke world champion, taking gold in a time of 58.71secs at the World Championships in Shanghai.
2012: April 30 – Dies of a suspected cardiac arrest at a training camp in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Per Rune Eknes, the president of the Norwegian Swimming Federation, said: ‘This is just awful, especially for the family and close friends, and also the sport of swimming.’
Norway Coach Petter Loevberg added: ‘We’re all in shock. This is an out-of-the-body experience for the whole team over here. Our thoughts primarily go to his family who have lost Alexander way too early.
‘Our thoughts go out to his family who have lost Alexander too early. Words cannot describe the grief they must feel.
‘For us here in Flagstaff it is important now that we stand together and take care of each other. It is an unreal situation and we have some tough days ahead.’
Dale Oen’s triumph in Shanghai came just three days after the massacre in Norway by right-wing extremist Anders Breivik that killed 77 people.
Dale Oen dedicated the win to the victims of that massacre, pointing to the Norwegian flag on his cap after the finish to send a message to his countrymen back home.
‘We need to stay united,’ he said after the race. ‘Everyone back home now is of course paralysed with what happened but it was important for me to symbolise that even though I’m here in China, I’m able to feel the same emotions.’
The federation said they found Dale Oen ‘laying partly on the floor, partly on the edge of his bathtub.’
Team doctor Ola Roensen said he immediately began performing CPR until an ambulance arrived.
Roensen said: ‘Everything was done according to procedure, and we tried everything, so it is immensely sad that we were not able to resuscitate him. It is hard to accept.’
using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
A = 1 J = 1 S = 1
B = 2 K = 2 T = 2
C = 3 L = 3 U = 3
D = 4 M = 4 V = 4
E = 5 N = 5 W = 5
F = 6 O = 6 X = 6
G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7
H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8
I = 9 R = 9
4135 655 29
his path of destiny = 29 = Skilled. Talented.
Alexander Dale Oen was born on May 21st, 1985 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Dale_Oen
May 21st, 1985
5 + 21 +1+9+8+5 = 49 = Happy. Smiling. Satisfied. Wish come true.
May 21st, 1985
5 + 21 +2+0+1+1 = 30 = his personal year (from May 21st, 2011 to May 20th, 2012) = Count your blessings.
30 year + 4 (April) = 34 = his personal month (from April 21st, 2012 to May 20th, 2012) = Generating a buzz. Things happen really quickly.
34 month + 30 (30th of the month on Monday April 30th, 2012) = 64 = his personal day = Misfortune. This sucks. Deep sadness.
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