Anja Hammerseng-Edin

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Anja Edin
Anja Hammerseng-Edin 20141115.jpg
Personal information
Full name Anja Hammerseng-Edin
Born (1983-02-05) 5 February 1983 (age 34)
Porsgrunn, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Central back
Club information
Current club Retired
Number 3
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2013 Norway 59 (143)[1]

Anja Hammerseng-Edin (born 5 February 1983)[citation needed] is a Norwegian handball player. She currently plays for Larvik HK and previously played for the Norwegian national team.

She made her début on the Norwegian national team in 2006 and played her last game in 2013.[citation needed]

Individual awards[edit]

  • MVP of the European Championship: 2012[2]

Personal life[edit]

Edin started playing handball when she was 5 years old, with her mother as a trainer.[citation needed]

She is married to fellow handball player Gro Hammerseng, and they have a son together, born on 2 February 2012. Hammerseng and Edin married on 3 August 2013. The couple both play for the Norwegian handball club Larvik HK.[3]

Hammerseng-Edin and her wife wrote a book together titled "Anja + Gro = Mio", which was published in February 2014.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "XXI Women's World Championship 2013. Team Roster, Norway" (PDF). IHF. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 December 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "All Star Team announced". European Handball Federation. 16 December 2012. Archived from the original on 21 December 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Hammerseng og Edin vil skrive bok sammen". NRK (in Norwegian). 26 December 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2013.