Katrine Lunde

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Katrine Lunde
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Lunde in 2009
Personal information
Born (1980-03-30) 30 March 1980 (age 37)
Kristiansand, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Rostov-Don
Number 3
Senior clubs
Våg Vipers
Aalborg DH
Viborg HK
Győri Audi ETO KC
Vipers Kristiansand
National team
2002– Norway 261 (3)

Katrine Lunde (born 30 March 1980)[1] is a Norwegian handball goalkeeper, playing for the Russian club Rostov-Don. She is the twin sister of fellow handball player Kristine Lunde-Borgersen. Her sporting achievements include gold medals with the Norwegian national team at the Olympic Games, World Championships and European Championships, as well as club victories in the EHF Champions League, and national championships in both Denmark and Hungary.



She started her club career in Hånes, and later played for Kristiansand, Våg and Aalborg DH. She won the Champions League with Viborg in 2009 and 2010. In 2010, she signed with Hungarian club Győri Audi ETO KC. In 2015, she signed with Russian club Rostov-Don.


Lunde made her debut on the Norwegian national team in 2002.[2] She is a four-time European champion (2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010). She is World champion from 2011, received a silver medal at the 2007 World Women's Handball Championship, and a bronze medal at the 2009 World Championship. In August 2008, together with her twin sister, she won the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She was selected into the tournament's All-Star Team,[3] and was also overall top goalkeeper with a 42% save rate.[4]

Lunde was again named goalkeeper of the All-Star Team in the 2008 European Championship[5] and ranked second on the Top Goalkeepers list with a 47% save rate.

She was also part of the Norwegian team that won the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[6]


Individual awards[edit]

  • All-Star Goalkeeper of the Olympic Games: 2008
  • All-Star Goalkeeper of the European Championship: 2008, 2010, 2012[7]


  1. ^ "Katrine Lunde Biography and Olympic Results". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  2. ^ (Norwegian) "Landslagsprofiler – Katrine Lunde"Norges Håndballforbund (www.handball.no) (Retrieved on 13 February 2008)
  3. ^ "2008 Olympic All-Star Team". IHF. 23 August 2008. Archived from the original on 1 February 2009. Retrieved 21 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Goalkeeper Statistics Women". Beijing 2008. Retrieved 21 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "EURO 2008 All-Star Team". EHF. 14 December 2008. Archived from the original on 17 December 2008. Retrieved 21 December 2008. 
  6. ^ "London 2012 – Handball – Women's Tournament". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "All Star Team announced". European Handball Federation. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2012.