Official pressrelease from Győr informed us earlier today that Norwegian right back, earlier winner of European-, World- and Olympic gold medals, multiple Norwegian champion, Norwegian-Cup and CL-winner with Larvik HK, Linn Jørum Sulland has signed an one year contract with the club.
The 30 years old lefthanded player leaves Larvik HK, after she got quiet little playing time in the last two years. Sulland also had some injuries, knee, ankle, and was forced some periods to stay outside the handballcourt. She made it clear that she wishes to be a part of Norway’s team at the OG in Rio de Janeiro and wants to transfer to a team where she can play.
“I am very excited about the next season in Győr because this club is likely the world’s best organized handball club. Looking at the team, there are excellent players, and the team is absolute favorite to win next years’s CL.
“I am confident that I will be able to contribue.I look forward to move in July, to the first training sessions and meeting old friends. “-Sulland said about her transfer.
Larvik HK’s coach about Sulland leaving the club:
” We lose a good handballplayer, but is part of the life we are living. It was predictable that Linn will leave the club. She let us know last week.” – Tor Odvar Moen said.
Facts about Linn Jørum Sulland:
Birthday and birthplace: July 15, 1984, Oslo
Earlier clubs: Korsvoll, Stabæk, Larvik HK (2009-2015)
Hight: 178 cm
Studying: nutrition physiology
Debut for Norway: 2004
National team matches: 161/ Goals: 497
Player of the year, Best rightback of the year and topscorer of Norwegian Championship 2005/2006-playing for Stabæk
Mother Guri Jørum was a handball player, she has 51 matches for Norway as goalkeeper (1975-1981), Linn’s father, Svein Sulland has also played handball in Stabæk. Her parents were her coaches until she got 17 years old.
Linn has a younger sister, she was also a handballplayer, Randi Jörum Sulland (28), played also as rightback, was part of Norwegian junior team and was reserve player at ECh in Macedonia 2008. She stopped her handball career and works now as a lawyer.
World Championship: 2011 – Gold, 2007 – Silver
European Championship: Gold – 2008, 2010 , Silver – 2012
Olympic Games: Gold – 2012
European Beach Handball Championship: 2007 – Bronze (topscorer), 2009 -Silver
Champions League Winner: 2010/2011, finalist 2012/2013, 2014/2015
Norwegian Champion with Larvik six times, Norwegian-Cup winner six times