Olympic Games

Norway: team to Rio-with surpises

photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud -Katrine Lunde, the legend is back
Norway: team to Rio-with surpises

The team for the Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro 2016 was announced on Sunday 11 o’clock on Gardermoen, after Norwegian handball team has landed from Algarve,Portugal, after the last training camp.

Thorir Hergeirsson, Mia Hermansson Høgdahl and Mats Olsson has decided which players would be able to help Norway in Rio.

Norway will take one reserve player, who has to live outside the Olympic village, and will be a goalkeeper.This was public before the announcement on Sunday. Silje Solberg has got this spot.

photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud

photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud-Linka fights back after mother permission

Surprises was more to follow: Linn Kristin Riegelhuth took back her place on rightwing, with a five month old baby home, as did Katrine Lunde also. Young Emily

Young Emily Hegh Antzen can step into the team for Olympics, Heidi Löke has to solve the lineplayer position by her own, meanwhile Mari Molid is presented as more-position player having role on defence, backplayer position and as supplying Heidi Löke on the line when she needs a rest.

photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud

photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud-Mari Molid with several roles and big responsibility

Goalkeepers: Kari Aalvik Grimsbø, Katrine Lunde

Leftwings: Camilla Herrem, Sanna Solberg

Rightwings: Amanda Kurtovic, Linn Kristin Riegelhuth Koren

Lineplayers: Heidi Løke

Playmaker: Stine Bredal Oftedal

Leftbacks: Ida Alstad, Veronica Kristiansen, Emilie Hegh Arntzen

Rightbacks: Nora Mørk, Linn Jørum Sulland

More position player: Marin Molid (defender, lineplayer, backplayer)

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Hungarian living in Norway with a great passion for handball, primarly women handball. Travels all over the world to follow handball matches and tournaments and to write good articles on this website.

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