Tragic Deaths in Sports

Alexander Dale Oen
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Alexander Dale Oen

April 30, 2012

Just as it was moving past the death of Fran Crippen, the swimming world lost another star prematurely. Norway's Alexander Dale Oen, reigning world champion in the 100-meter breaststroke, died April 30, 2012 of cardiac arrest at a training camp in Flagstaff, Ariz. Dale Oen won the silver medal at the 2008 Olympics in the 100-meter breaststroke, finishing second to breaststroke prodigy Kosuke Kitajima, and was a favorite to medal, if not win, the 100-meter breaststroke at the 2012 Olympics in London.

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