Alexander Dale Oen has died, aged 26


Silver medallist Alexander Dale OenAccording to a press release from the Norwegian Swimming Federation, world champion Alexander Dale Oen was found dead in Flagstaff, Arizona, this morning. He had been talking on Skype to his family back in Norway, just moments before being found lifeless in the shower. They rushed him to Flagstaff Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Everyone is in shock, we’ll probably here a lot more, for now my deepest, utmost condolences from a friend in the Faroes. Aftenposten, VG, NRK, BBC.

Image courtesy of Helgi Halldórsson, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Bartal made this video after his Shanghai win, makes me cry again. Don’t know if it is appropriate or not, right now, but you know we love him. Please tell me it is not true.

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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