Clash Of Christansen & Gyurta Set To Evoke Memories Of Alex Dale Oen In Bergen

Henrik Christiansen, left, will race Gergely Gyurta (top right) in April at the pool named after Alex Dale Oen (below, centre), a friend and rival of Gergely's brother Daniel, below, right) - images by Patrick B. Kraemer and Aniko Kovacs

Swedish Olympic and World champion Sarah Sjöström and the best of Norway, including distance ace Henrik Christiansen, rising star Tomoe Zenimoto Hvas and Susann Bjørnsen, are the first wave of swimmers announced for the Bergen Swim Festival on April 13-15. The meet will unfold at Bergen’s Alexander Dale Oen Arena, the 2011 world breaststroke champion gone but not forgotten, Christiansen’s clash with Gergely Gyurta on distance freestyle set to remind us of the camaraderie of rivals, Gergely’ brother Daniel having been one of Dale Oen’s keenest rivals and among his best swimming friends. Daniel Gyurta received a UNESCO International Fair Play Prize in 2013 after he ordered a replica of his Olympic gold medal of London 2012 to give to Dale Oen’s family at a commemoration of the Norwegian ace, who died in April that year while preparing for the Games

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Swedish Olympic and World champion Sarah Sjöström and the best of Norway, including distance ace Henrik Christiansen, rising star Tomoe Zenimoto Hvas and Susann Bjørnsen, are the first wave of swimmers announced for the Bergen Swim Festival on April 13-15. The meet will unfold at Bergen’s Alexander Dale Oen Arena, the 2011 world breaststroke champion gone but not forgotten, Christiansen’s clash with Gergely Gyurta on distance freestyle set to remind us of the camaraderie of rivals, Gergely’ brother Daniel having been one of Dale Oen’s keenest rivals and among his best swimming friends. Daniel Gyurta received a UNESCO International Fair Play Prize in 2013 after he ordered a replica of his Olympic gold medal of London 2012 to give to Dale Oen’s family at a commemoration of the Norwegian ace, who died in April that year while preparing for the Games

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