View Full Version : Alexander Dale Oen passed away

That Guy
May 1st, 2012, 10:09 AM

Dale Oen earned his biggest triumph in the pool at last year's worlds in Shanghai when he won the 100 breaststroke, a victory that provided some much-needed joy back in Norway just three days after the massacre by right-wing extremist Anders Breivik that killed 77 people - including children at a summer camp.
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 back home.
"We need to stay united," he said after the race. "Everyone back home now is of course paralyzed with what happened but it was important for me to symbolize that even though I'm here in China, I'm able to feel the same emotions."

Just yesterday, he was mentioned as a medal favorite in Swimming World's 100 breaststroke Olympic preview.

May 1st, 2012, 10:57 AM
R.I.P Dale Oen :(:(:(

May 1st, 2012, 11:23 AM
Very sad.

May 1st, 2012, 12:21 PM
Very sad--too many young athletes have this happen to them. There's a drive in my area to test more kids in the hope of preventing cardiac arrest, which is more common than it should be. Often, procedures such as cardiac ablation can significantly reduce the risk, but there needs to be more early detection. Someone that young and fit shouldn't have to die prematurely.

May 1st, 2012, 12:58 PM
I can't believe this. I don't want to. It's so horrible.

May 1st, 2012, 01:14 PM
Just read it coming back from a workout:(


May 1st, 2012, 01:32 PM
That is a good, positive way to unite people - not killing of them !

Allen Stark
May 1st, 2012, 01:39 PM
Oh my,how awful.This is a real tragedy.

May 1st, 2012, 06:57 PM
R.I.P. :(

May 1st, 2012, 07:10 PM
Was talking to my bro today and she said there are four teams in Flagstaff now training at NAU. I hope Gull reads this cause I have a question. Can high altitude training potentially impact a pre-existing heart condition? Or, what general statements can you make about training at altitude?

May 1st, 2012, 08:44 PM
It's always sad when someone dies at a young age, but it is especially troubling when an elite athlete dies - reminds me of Fran Crippen, and the young man who was the victim of the shark attack off the coast of S.Africa last week. So so sad, my prayers are with his family & hope the Norwegian team members can get their heads back in the game.

May 2nd, 2012, 07:22 AM
Tribute to Alexander Dale Oen


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May 2nd, 2012, 09:19 AM
He has accomplished more positive things in his brief life than most of us accomplish in 80+ years.

May 2nd, 2012, 12:16 PM
gone way too soon

Very Sad


June 13th, 2012, 12:35 PM
Full Autopsy Unveils Blood Clot Lead to Alexander Dale Oen's Untimely Death (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/World/30803.asp?q=Full%20Autopsy%20Unveils%20Blood%20Clo t%20Lead%20to%20Alexander%20Dale%20Oen%27s%20Untim ely%20Death)
June 12, 2012