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.