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Linn Kristin Riegelhuth Koren

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Nationality  Norwegian
Number  11
Siblings  Betina Riegelhuth
Current club  Larvik HK
Height  1.75 m
Nickname  Linka
Role  Handball Player
Playing position  Right wing
Name  Linn-Kristin Koren

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Born  1 August 1984 (age 31)Ski, Norway (1984-08-01)
2002–20092009–20102010–  Larvik HKFCK HandboldLarvik HK
Spouse  Einar Riegelhuth Koren (m. 2011)
Olympic medals  Handball at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament
Similar People  Karoline Dyhre Breivang, Linn Jorum Sulland, Heidi Loke, Camilla Herrem, Katrine Lunde

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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. She is commonly known as Linka. Outside handball she is a qualified nurse.


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Club career

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

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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. 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.

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

National team

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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. 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.

Personal life

She's the older sister of fellow handball player, Betina Riegelhuth. On 25 June 2011, Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth married Einar Sand Koren, 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, Riegelhuth Koren was back playing for Larvik against Rælingen HK on 2 March 2016.

Team results

  • 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 and 2012; Bronze in 2016
  • Awards and recognition

  • Player of the year of the Norwegian league in 2007
  • Right wing on the All-Star Team and Top scorer of the 2008 European Championship
  • Right wing on the All-Star Team in the 2009 World Championship
  • Awarded Tønsbergs Blad's yearly price, Kristinastatuetten, in 2008
  • Voted female World Handball Player of the Year 2008 by a jury of experts from the IHF
  • All-Star Team Best Right Wing of the EHF Champions League: 2015
  • References

    Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth Koren Wikipedia