Alexander Dale Oen's autopsy report states the swimmer died from a heart attack caused by a blood clot in one of the coronary arteries.
Dale Oen was the first Norwegian to complete the 100m Breaststroke in under a minute and became the first Norwegian to win an Olympic medal in swimming during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The swimmer died after a training session in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA on the 30th April 2012. The autopsy showed that Alexander Dale Oen had coronary artery disease.
“It is highly unusual for such young people have coronary artery disease and heart attacks. The most common causes of coronary artery disease include smoking, high cholesterol levels in the blood, high blood pressure, obesity and inactivity,” Dr Eivind Berge from the Department of Cardiology, Ullevål University Hospital, said in a statement.
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