Thursday, 3 May 2012

Norwegian Swimming Champion Dies from Sudden Cardiac Arrest


Norwegian swimming champion Alexander Dale Oen died at the age of just 26.

Alexander Dale Oen
He was found collapsed in a shower late on Monday after training in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. Officials said he had suffered a cardiac arrest.

Emergency services arrived at the scene within minutes but were unable to revive him.

Dale Oen won gold in the 100m breaststroke at the World Championships in Shanghai in July 2011.

Norwegian Swimming Federation President Per Rune Eknes said the swimmer had suffered a cardiac arrest. Friends said he had appeared healthy earlier.

Doctors at the Flagstaff Medical Center declared Dale Oen dead after all efforts to resuscitate him failed.

This is the latest in a growing list of super fit professional athletes who have died as a result of suffering from sudden cardiac arrests, giving proof, if it was needed that SCA really can strike anyone at anytime.