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Hanne Hegh

Full name: Hanne Hegh
Gender: Female
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: April 27, 1960 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Affiliations: Gjerpen IF, Skien (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Handball

Related Olympians: Mother of Emilie Hegh Arntzen.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Hanne Hegh was part of the Norwegian team that surprisingly won a bronze medal at the 1986 World Championship in the Netherlands, which was the start of Norwegian handball success. She also played in two other World Championships, placing seventh in 1982 in Hungary, and sixth in 1990 in Korea. Her greatest achievement was her 1988 Olympic silver medal. Hegh made her debút on the national team, as a second league player, in 1979, and played the last of her 210 international caps in 1990. She was captain for the national team 1986-90.

She started her career in Oppsal, but played most of her career in Gjerpen where she won two league titles and four cup titles. She retired in 1993, but made a comeback a couple of years later and played in lower leagues before retiring again in 1997. After her playing career, Hegh worked for the Norwegian Handball Federation, as a consultant for the national men's team. She was educated as a teacher and has worked as a handball teacher at Grenland Folkehøyskole, been trainer for different youth teams in Gjerpen, and also been part of the board of the top division football club Odd Grenland.

Her daughter, [Emilie Hegh Arntzen], made her debút for the Norwegian national team in 2014. She was part of the team that won the European Championship that year and competed also in Rio 2016 bronze-medal winning Norwegian team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Handball Women's Handball Norway NOR 2 Silver

Women's Handball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Handball Norway NOR Final Round Match #2 2 1988-09-27 KOR 23, NOR 20 1
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Handball Norway NOR Final Round Match #3 1 1988-09-29 NOR 20, YUG 15 1
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Handball Norway NOR Group B Match #2 1 1988-09-21 NOR 34, CIV 14 3
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Handball Norway NOR Group B Match #4 1 1988-09-23 NOR 22, CHN 20 0
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Handball Norway NOR Group B Match #6 1T 1988-09-25 URS 19, NOR 19 0
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