Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth Koren

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Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth Koren
Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth 07-03-2009-2.jpg
Personal information
Born (1984-08-01) 1 August 1984 (age 32)
Ski, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right wing
Club information
Current club Larvik HK
Number 11
Youth clubs
Ski
Holmlia
Furuset
Senior clubs
2002–2009
2009–2010
2010–
Larvik HK
FCK Håndbold
Larvik HK
National team
2003–2016 Norway 279 (971)

Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth Koren (born 1 August 1984) is a Norwegian handballer playing for Larvik HK and a retired player for the Norwegian national team.[1] She is commonly known as Linka.[2] Outside handball she is a qualified nurse.

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Riegelhuth started playing handball at her hometown club Ski. She later played for Holmlia and Furuset until Larvik HK showed an interest for her.[3] She was only 17 when she signed with Larvik for the 2002/03 season.

Riegelhuth was top scorer in the Norwegian league in the 2005/06 season (shared first place with Linn Jørum Sulland, both 159 goals). In 2006/07 she was again top scorer (221 goals), and was voted Player of the year in the Norwegian league.[4] She won the Cup Winners' Cup in 2008 with Larvik. She also participated on the Champions League 2008/09 and was top scorer of the competition until Larvik was eliminated.[2]

On January 2009, Riegelhuth signed a two-year contract with Danish club FCK Håndbold[5] where she will start playing at the end of the 2008/09 season.

National team[edit]

She made her debut on the Norwegian national team in 2003, and has played 268 matches and scored 965 goals as of July 2015. She is five time European champion from 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2014. She was the top scorer in the 2008 European Championship and was also awarded a place in the all-star team as Best Right Wing.[6] She received a silver medal at the 2007 World Women's Handball Championship and a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics and at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

On 25 June 2011, Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth married Einar Sand Koren,[9] and changed her name to Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth Koren. In May 2015 she announced that she and her husband was expecting their first child, and had to take a break from handball. After giving birth 22 December 2015, Koren was back playing for Larvik against Rælingen HK on 2 March 2016.

Team results[edit]

Club
  • Champions League: Semi-finalist in 2003/04 (Larvik)
  • Cup Winners' Cup: Winner in 2004/05 and 2007/08 (Larvik)
  • Norwegian Championship: Winner in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 (Larvik)
  • Norwegian Cup: Winner in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008; Runner-up in 2007 (Larvik)
National team
  • European Championship: Gold in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2014; Silver in 2012
  • World Championship: Silver in 2007; Gold in 2011
  • Summer Olympics: Gold in 2008[7] and 2012; Bronze in 2016

Awards and recognition[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gir seg på topp" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Handball Federation. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Ambroš, Ivan (1 September 2009). "Amazing Linka". European Handball Federation. Retrieved 16 March 2009. 
  3. ^ Teigen, Gro Mee (18 April 2006). "Nye mål å jobbe mot" (in Norwegian). Østlands-Posten. Retrieved 16 March 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Player of the year" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Handball Federation. Retrieved 16 March 2009. 
  5. ^ Bruun, Peter (21 January 2009). "Riegelhuth joins FCK". European Handball Federation. Retrieved 21 January 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "EURO 2008 All-Star Team". European Handball Federation. 14 December 2008. Archived from the original on 17 December 2008. Retrieved 21 December 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "Profile: Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth". sports.reference.com. Archived from the original on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 13 December 2008. 
  8. ^ "Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth Koren Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 30 September 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "Nå er håndball-paret Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth og Einar Sand Koren gift". tv2.no (in Norwegian). TV 2. 25 June 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
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  11. ^ Lindqvist, Reidar (30 January 2009). "Linn-Kristin(a) av Vestfold" (in Norwegian). Tønsbergs Blad. Retrieved 16 March 2009. 
  12. ^ "Player of the Year - Women 2008". IHF. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  13. ^ "EHF Champions League 2014/15 - All-stars take to the court at the 2015 MVM EHF FINAL4". Ehfcl.com. Retrieved 6 December 2015.