Gro Hammerseng Is Handball Babe

August 14, 2008

Meet Gro Hammerseng, the captain of the Norwegian national handball team. Named the valuable player in the European Championships, Gro is all set to take her team to the podium in the Beijing Olympics. See photos, video and her biography here.

Gro Hammerseng is famous for her chemistry with her teammates. While she was in the news for being the top scorer in the the 2007 World Championships, Gro also made numerous headlines after openly expressing her love to her teammate Katja Nyberg.

Gro Hammerseng was born on April 10, 1980 in Gjøvik so her age is 28. After starting her club career for Vardal, she made it to the national team in 2000. Her measurements are 30-27-32.

Hammerseng’s all time score of 540 goals is just phenomenal. She was named as the ‘Kobe Bryant of Women’s Handball’ by Washington Post. Off the court, her lesbian relationship with teammate Katja, has been a topic of debate for the Norwegian media. You can see their pics here.

In the run-up to the 2008 Olympics, Gro has joined a campaign by the Amnesty International for human rights.

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2 Responses to “Gro Hammerseng Is Handball Babe”

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    tj hendricks Says:

    Given her amazing accomplishments, why is there so much attention paid to the fact that she is lesbian? Furthermore, unlike countries in which people decide its their right to judge what kinds of loves and lives are acceptable, people in Norway and Denmark do not. Katja and Gro’s relationship is in no way a matter of ‘debate’ in the Norwegian media. Quite the contrary, the media treats them like Brad and Angela, adoring of the coupling but too fascinated.

    And ps, she has way too much class to be likened to Kobe Bryant!

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    Rachel Says:

    I totally agree with tj hendricks; Gro is such an amazing player as well as Katja is. They are both great assets for the Norwegian National team and they made history by their talents. So let’s focus on this side of them and let’s respect their privacy while wishing them all the happiness they deserve.