Team Esbjerg and Norway’s goalkkeper, Kari Aalvik Grimsbø is pregnant, so the 27 years old player will miss the upcomig European Championship in Serbia.
” The main focus in the last four years after Bejing, was on handball and OG. We had not made plans beyond the Olympics and the current season of Team Esbjerg. The desire to have children has been there a long time, but timing could not be better than now.
We are pleased and excited about what awaits us in the future. Although there is still a long way to birth, the squad for th ECh will be announced on Tuesday,so I think that it is the right time to publish this now.
I feel I still have the opportunity to develop as a goalkeeper and I am not done with handball. Olympics in London was a great experience that provided motivation for further efforts. And a child will bring even more motivation and also the opportunity to extend my handball career some more years”- Grimsbø announced in a press conference on Thursday.
With Kari Aalvik Grimbsø’s pregnancy it is very likely that young Silje Solberg, from Stabæk will make her debut in a championship.
“We are all glad to know that Kari will continue to play after becoming a mother. In London she has showed that she belongs to the best goalkeepers of the world.”- Thorir Hergeirsson said.
Kari Aalvik Grimbsø made her debute for Norway’s national team in 2005, since she has played 107 matches under the Norwegian flag.