In the wake of Friday's bombing and shooting attacks in Norway that have left 76 people dead, Norwegian gymnast Marcus Conradi told IG the tragedies have hit close to home, literally and emotionally.
Conradi said he instantly felt the impact of the bombing in Oslo's central government district.
"My best friend, who is also a gymnast on the national team, was only 300 meters from the bomb," Conradi said. "He called me 30 seconds after the bomb exploded, so I knew that it was something serious before it was in the media. My home is far away from the city center, and I thought it was an earthquake or something. It was really scary."
Conradi said he is mourning the victims of the bombing and subsequent shootings at a youth camp on nearby Utoya Island that have left 92 people dead. Police have arrested Anders Behring Breivik, a 32-year-old Norwegian man, who is the lone suspect in both attacks.
"I feel so sorry for all the victims from the bomb and also from the island where the man went crazy," Conradi told IG. "My thoughts go to all the victims and the family, friends and related to this tragedy."