Alexander Dale Oen Bio - Biography

Name Alexander Dale Oen
Height 6' 3"
Naionality Norway
Date of Birth May 21, 1985
Place of Birth Rong, Hordaland, Norway
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Alexander Dale Oen (born May 21, 1985) is a Norwegian swimmer. He represents the club Vestkantsv√łmmerne. Dale Oen's gold at the 2008 European Championships made him the first Norwegian male to win a medal at a major international long course championship. Oen got his international breakthrough in 2005, placing seventh in 100 metre breaststroke during the 2005 World Aquatics Championships. During the European short course Championships in December the same year he swam the 100 m breaststroke in 59.05 seconds, placing fourth and setting a new Nordic Record. He became the first Norwegian to swim this distance in less than 1 minute. At the Norwegian Short Course Championships two months later, he bettered that time to 58.81, a world best mark for the year. At the 2006 FINA Short Course World Championships in Shanghai Oen won a bronze medal in 100 m breaststroke, behind Oleg Lisogor and Brenton Rickard. Oen became the first Norwegian male to win a World Championships medal in swimming

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