News

Grimsbö says goodbye to the national team

Photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud
Grimsbö says goodbye to the national team
Eszti Kiss

The Norwegian goalkeeper of the Champions League winners Győri Audi ETO KC, Kari Aalvik Grimsbö takes a break from the national team, according to the press statement of the Norwegian Handball Federation. The 33-year-old player has struggled with injuries lately so she considered the signs that her body sent her.

“It wasn’t easy to make this decision. I am very thankful to have been a part of the best national team in the World for such a long time, with many unforgettable memories and experiences thanks to wonderful people. Being a top athlete is demanding both physically and mentally. Playing for both my club and my national team worked well for years, but in the past few years, I have felt I would need more rest and I realized I have to take this into account”, said Grimsbö.

However, neither Grimsbö, nor head coach Thorir Hergeirsson closed out the possibility to return to the national team later:

“The period after her latest surgery was very demanding for her because of the club and national team participation. Norway loses a great goalkeeper and a fantastic person. We wish a lot of luck for Kari in Győr, where she can spend more time with her family as well. And who knows, maybe after some time, she will consider coming back to the national team.”

“In this situation, the most important thing is to concentrate completely on my club duties and spend more time with my family. Time will tell if there will be a chance to return to the national team”, added Grimsbö.

Kari Aalvik Grimsbö played her first national team match in 2005 and in the past 13 years, she represented her country in 173 matches. She won the Olympic Games and the world championship twice and took gold medals from the EHF EURO events 5 times.

 

 

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

News
Eszti Kiss

Hungarian, handball and travel addict. Always hungry for information about handball and always ready to share these with others.

More in News

Amanda Kurtovic out after serious injury

Ibolya SzekeresNovember 27, 2018

Yvette Broch – in the search for another happiness

Ibolya SzekeresNovember 13, 2018

The Hungarian “El Classico” won by MOL-Pick Szeged

Ibolya SzekeresOctober 21, 2018

Dragan Djukic is the new headcoach for CSM Bucuresti

Ibolya SzekeresOctober 18, 2018

Ljubomir Vranjes dismissed from the Hungarian headcoach position too

Ibolya SzekeresOctober 5, 2018

Ljubomir Vranjes fired by Telekom Veszprém, interesting facts from a Swedish interview – official

Ibolya SzekeresOctober 1, 2018