Kristine Lunde-Borgersen

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Kristine Lunde-Borgersen
Kristine Lunde 25.04.09 small.jpg
Personal information
Born (1980-03-30) 30 March 1980 (age 37)
Kristiansand, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Retired
Senior clubs
Våg Vipers
Aalborg DH
Viborg HK
IK Våg
National team 1
2001–2013 Norway 181 (496)
1 National team caps and goals correct
as of 2013

Kristine Lunde-Borgersen (born 30 March 1980 in Kristiansand) is a retired Norwegian handballer who played for the Norwegian national team. She is Olympic champion, World Champion and three times European champion. She is the twin sister of fellow handball player Katrine Lunde.

Club career[edit]

Lunde Borgersen started her handball career in Norwegian clubs Hånes, Kristiansand and Våg Vipers.

In 2004, she moved to Denmark and played for Aalborg DH for 3 seasons. In 2007, she signed a 3-year contract with Viborg where she played together with her twin sister, Katrine Lunde Haraldsen. With Viborg, she won Danish Championship gold in 2008, 2009 and 2010, and the Danish Cup in 2007 and 2008.[1] She won the Champions League in 2009 and 2010.

National team[edit]

Lunde Borgersen made her debut on the Norwegian national team in 2001, with Marit Breivik as coach. Her first major competition was the 2001 World Championship in Italy, where she won a silver medal. She did not participate in the 2002 European Championship and even though she was back in the team for Croatia 2003, her first gold medal came in 2004, when Norway won the European Championship. She was European Champion again in 2006.

Due to a shoulder injury, she missed the 2007 World Championship in France. Fully recovered, Lunde Borgersen came back for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where Norway won a gold medal.[2] At the end of the year, the absence of Gro Hammerseng forced Breivik to select a new captain for the 2008 European Championship. Lunde Borgersen was chosen for the task, and as captain of the Norwegian team, she led them to their third consecutive European gold. Her performance was recognized when she was selected Playmaker of the All-Star Team and Most Valuable Player of the championship.[3]

As of 2013, Lunde Borgersen has played 181 international matches and scored 496 goals.[4] At the 2009 World Championships, she was part of the team that came third, beating Spain in the bronze medal match.[5] She then won gold with Norway at the 2011 World Championships.[6]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she was again part of the Norwegian team that won gold.[7]


On 3 July 2009, she married Ole M. Borgersen in Viborg domkirke in Denmark.


National team[edit]

  • European Championship
Gold: 2004, 2006 and 2008, Silver: 2012
  • World Championship
Gold: 2011, Silver: 2001, Bronze: 2009
  • Summer Olympics
Gold: 2008,[2] 2012


  • EHF Women's Champions League
Winner: 2009 and 2010 (Viborg HK)
Semifinal: 2005/06 (Aalborg DH)
  • Norwegian Championship
Bronze: 2002/03 (Våg Vipers)[8]
  • Danish Championship
Gold: 2008, 2009 and 2010 (Viborg HK)
Silver: 2005 (Aalborg DH)
Bronze: 2006 and 2007 (Aalborg DH)
  • Danish Cup
Winner: 2007 and 2008 (Viborg HK)[1]



  1. ^ a b c "Kristine Lunde Borgersen" (in Danish). Viborg HK. Archived from the original on 7 August 2007. Retrieved 8 January 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Norway Handball at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games". Archived from the original on 3 September 2009. Retrieved 4 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "EURO 2008 All-Star Team". European Handball Federation. 14 December 2008. Archived from the original on December 17, 2008. Retrieved 21 December 2008. 
  4. ^ "Landslagsprofiler – Kristine Lunde Borgersen" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Handball Federation. Retrieved 4 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Norway win Bronze medal by beating Spain 31:26". IHF. 20 December 2009. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Heja Norge: Norway World Champion 2011!". IHF. 18 December 2011. Archived from the original on 8 January 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "London 2012 - Handball - Women's Tournament". IOC. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Gildeserien kvinner, sesongen 0203" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Handball Federation. Retrieved 4 May 2009. 
  9. ^ Ånerud, Grethe (5 May 2004). "Kristine Lunde årets Gildeseriespiller 2003/2004" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Handball Federation. Retrieved 4 May 2009.