One of the London Olympic Games medal favourites, Norwegian swimmer Alexander Dale Oen, has died of a suspected cardiac arrest while training with the Norwegian national team in Arizona USA.
The 26 year old, who was the defending world champion in the 100 breaststroke, was found dead in his bathroom last night Monday April 30th. The country's swimming federation said he was found sprawled on the bathtub. Teammates became worried when repeated knocks on the door went unanswered. A team doctor performed CPR before an ambulance arrived, but the young swimmer was never resuscitated and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
At 26, Dale Oen was already the greatest swimmer in Norwegian history. He won the nation's first swimming medal in Beijing. So sad. May his soul rest in peace!