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Hammerseng & Nyberg
Norway

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Gro Hammerseng
(April 10, 1980 - living) Norway

Gro Hammerseng

Handball player

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Gro Hammerseng, born in Gjøvik, is currently the captain of the Norway women's national handball team, and plays club handball for Danish club Ikast-Bording.

She started her club career in now-defunct Vardal, and later played for Raufoss and Gjøvik og Vardal. She made her national team debut in 2000. She has led Norway to two consecutive victories in the European Women's Handball Championship, in 2004 and 2006, being voted the tournament's most valuable player both times.

She was voted World Handball Player of the Year 2007 by the readers of the World Handball Magazine and the International Handball Federation web site visitors.

In the lead-up to the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics Hammerseng joined other Norwegian athletes in an Amnesty International campaign for human rights in the People's Republic of China.

Hammerseng was the captain of the Norway women's national handball team that won the 2008 Summer Olympics Women's Handball tournament.

She is in a long-term relationship with fellow Ikast and Norway player Katja Nyberg.

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Katja Johanna Alice Nyberg
(August 24, 1979 - living) Finland

Katja Nyberg

Handball player

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Katja Nyberg was born in Stockholm, Sweden and grew up in Finland. She is a naturalized Norwegian team handball player, currently playing for Danish club Ikast-Brande as well as the Norwegian women's national handball team. Katja is the daughter of Robert Nyberg, the first Finnish handball player to play professionally abroad.[3] Katja was born while Robert was living in Sweden. She played in Sparta in Finland, before moving to Stockholmspolisens IF in Sweden, and later played for Larvik and the Slovenian team Krim Ljubljana. She was voted Most Valuable Player in the 2007 World Women's Handball Championship,[4] where Norway won the silver medal. She is a two times European Champion, playing in the Norwegian winning team in 2004 and 2006. Before debuting for Norway in 2001, she played for Finland. She played in the Norway women's national handball team that won the 2008 Summer Olympics Women's Handball tournament. She is in a long-term relationship with fellow Ikast and Norway player Gro Hammerseng.

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