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Karin Pettersen

Full name: Karin Pettersen (-Ryen)
Nickname(s): KP
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (169 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: November 21, 1964 in Frosta, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway
Affiliations: Byåsen IL, Trondheim (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Handball

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Karin Pettersen was part of the Norwegian team that surprisingly won a bronze medal in the 1986 World Championship in the Netherlands. This would turn out to be the start of Norwegian handball success. In addition to Pettersen's two silver medals at the Olympics, she also played in two other World Championships, placing sixth in 1990 in Korea and winning a second bronze medal in her hone country in1993.

Pettersen played back and playmaker, and in 250 appearances for Norway between 1984 and 1993 she scored 546 goals. She started her career at Frosta IL and helped them get promoted from the fifth to second league, before a move to Byåsen in 1987, whom she helped to win three league titles, three cup titles and three play-offs between 1987-91. Known for her great breakthrough power and stamina, Pettersen was forced to retire because of problems with her knees. In 2012 she was named "Trøndelags best ever female handball player".

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Handball Women's Handball Norway NOR 2 Silver
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Handball Women's Handball Norway NOR 2 Silver

Women's Handball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Handball Norway NOR Final Round Match #2 2 1988-09-27 KOR 23, NOR 20 1
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Handball Norway NOR Final Round Match #3 1 1988-09-29 NOR 20, YUG 15 3
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Handball Norway NOR Group B Match #2 1 1988-09-21 NOR 34, CIV 14 2
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Handball Norway NOR Group B Match #4 1 1988-09-23 NOR 22, CHN 20 4
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Handball Norway NOR Group B Match #6 1T 1988-09-25 URS 19, NOR 19 3
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Handball Norway NOR Final Round Match 1/2 2 1992-08-08 KOR 28, NOR 21 1 0
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Handball Norway NOR Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1992-08-06 NOR 24, EUN 23 0 3
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Handball Norway NOR Group B Match #2 2 1992-07-30 KOR 27, NOR 16 0 3
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Handball Norway NOR Group B Match #3 1 1992-08-01 NOR 20, ESP 16 1 4
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Handball Norway NOR Group B Match #5 1 1992-08-03 NOR 19, AUT 17 3 4
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