Mar 142015
Gro Hammerseng

Gro Hammerseng

Gro Hammerseng-Edin  and Anja Edin are Norwegian handball players.  They married in 2013 and they have a child. Gro has been captain of the national team for several years.  In 2007, she was voted female World Handball Player of the Year.

Anja Edin

Anja Edin

Gro played for 7 years with the Danish club FC Midtjylland Håndbold, and returned home to the Norwegian handball club Larvik.

Her Accomplishments are Incredible


  • MVP – European Championship 2004 (Awarded in December 2004)
  • All-Star Team: European Championship 2004 – Best Playmaker – (Awarded in December 2004)


  • All-Star Team: Danish League 2004/05 – Best Playmaker – (Awarded in May 2005)


  • MVP – European Championship 2006 (Awarded in December 2006)
  • All-Star Team: European Championship 2006 – Best Playmaker – (Awarded in December 2006)
  • ‘Role model’ of the year, Norwegian Sports Gala (Awarded in January 2007)
  • ’Team Player’ of the year, Norwegian Sports Gala (Awarded in January 2007)


  • ‘Snill Pike Statuetten’ – Norwegian media photographers (Awarded in March 2007)
  • World Handball Player of the Year – Readers of World Handball Magazine and the International Handball Federation web site visitors.(Awarded in September 2008)
  • All-Star Team: World Championship 2007 – Best Left Back – (Awarded in December 2007)


  • Casparprisen – Gjøvik City (Awarded in August 2008)


  • ’Player of the Year’ voted by the Ikast-fans (Awarded in May 2009)


  • All-Star Team: European Championship 2010 – Best Playmaker – (Awarded in December 2010)
  • ’Team Player’ of the year, Norwegian Sports Gala (Awarded in January 2011)

Personal Life

From 2005-2010, Gro was in a relationship with fellow Larvik HK and Norweigan national team player, Katja Nyberg. They split up and decided they would still play together for the club.  In the lead-up to the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, Gro and other Norwegian athletes joined in Amnesty International’s campaign for human rights in the People’s Republic of China.

Gro gave birth to a child and with the marriage with Anja, this family is a great example to women in sports.  Gro and Anja plan to write a book together.


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