Thorir Hergeirsson

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Thorir Hergeirsson
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Thorir Hergeirsson in 2015
Native name Þórir Hergeirsson
Born (1964-04-27) 27 April 1964 (age 54)
Iceland
Residence Norway
Nationality Icelandic
Occupation Handball coach
Years active 2001–
Known for Head coach of the Norwegian women's national handball team
Children Maria Thorisdottir
Awards Knight 1st Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit

Thorir Hergeirsson (Icelandic: Þórir Hergeirsson) (born 27 April 1964) is an Icelandic handball coach for the Norwegian women's national handball team.[1]

He was introduced as the new head coach at a press conference on 16 April 2009.[2]

Thorir has been part of the Norwegian national coaching team since 2001, and took over as head coach in April 2009, succeeding former head coach Marit Breivik. He had previously been handball coach for the clubs Elverum Håndball, Gjerpen Håndball and Nærbø IL.[3][4]

On 21 March 2017 Thorir was made a Knight 1st Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit.[5]

His daughter Maria Thorisdottir is a player on Norway women's national football team.[6]

Achievements[edit]

World Championships
  • 2009: 3rd
  • 2011: 1st
  • 2013: 5th
  • 2015: 1st
  • 2017: 2nd
European Championships
  • 2010: 1st
  • 2012: 2nd
  • 2014: 1st
  • 2016: 1st
Olympic Games
  • 2012: 1st
  • 2016: 3rd

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thorir Hergeirsson - Profile" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Handball Federation. Retrieved 17 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Ny sjef, gammel oppskrift". Stavanger Aftenblad (in Norwegian). NTB. 16 April 2009. Archived from the original on 20 April 2009. Retrieved 17 April 2009. 
  3. ^ Andresen, Svein (16 April 2009). "Thorir Hergeirsson ny sjef for Håndballjentene" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Handball Federation. Retrieved 17 April 2009. 
  4. ^ Larsen, Jan-Erik (16 April 2009). "Hergeirsson overtar etter Breivik". Stavanger Aftenblad (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 21 April 2009. Retrieved 17 April 2009. 
  5. ^ Otterdal, Øystein; Kalstad, Lise Marit (22 March 2017). "Nå kan Thorir Hergeirsson kalle seg «ridder»" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 2 June 2017. 
  6. ^ Opsal, Signe; Fossum, Øystein (6 March 2015). "Islandske Maria Thorisdottir (22) debuterte mot Island" (in Norwegian Bokmål). NRK. Norwegian News Agency. Retrieved 7 March 2015.