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Player of the Year - Women 2008

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 Linn Kristin Riegelhuth, who’s the fourth Norwegian female to become World Handball Player of the Year,  was born in Furuseth, where she started playing handball. After changing to Holmlia she was discovered by Norwegian talent scouts, played for the Youth and Junior national team. By transferring to the top club Larvik HK her outstanding national and international career stated. Since 2003 she’s a key player in the women’s national team, in 137 international matches  left handed “Linka” scored 524 goals. On club level she became six times Norwegian champion and won the European Cup winners Cup twice. Last season Riegelthuth and Larvik were defeated by Copenhague in the EC final, before she transferred to their opponent from Denmark. Riegelhuth is a exmined nurse and became topscorer and member of the allstar team at the European championship in FYRO Macedonia in 2008 and was awarded “best player of the Norwegian league” twice. The speciality of Riegelhuth (and the whole Norwegian team) are counter attack goals, she’s one of the fastest players in her team – and by those counter attacks Norway paved the way to their last two titles  in very early stages of the match. In Beijing Riegelhuth overran Russia in the final, in FYRO Macedonia the Spanish team didn’t have a chance against the fast and furious “Northern Stars”, as Riegelhuth scored six goals only in the final.