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Heidi Sundal

Full name: Heidi Sundal
Gender: Female
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: October 30, 1962 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Affiliations: Nordstrand IL, Oslo (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Handball

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Heidi Sundal was part of the Norwegian team that surprisingly won a bronze medal in the 1986 World Championship in the Netherlands, which was the start of Norwegian success in handball. In addition to her two Olympic silver medal winning appearances, she also played in three other World Championships, placing seventh in 1982 in Hungary, sixth in 1990 in Korea and winning a another bronze medal in 1993 in Norway. She retired after the 1993 season.

Sundal played back on her club in Norway, but on the national team she played on the line. She earned 268 international caps and scored 727 goals for Norway. In a match in the 1987/88 season she made a record that stood for 22 years, scoring 21 goals in one match in the Norwegian top division. Sundal played for Nordstrand IL her whole career, helping the club win the 1987 national title.

After her playing career Sundal worked with banks, in insurance, and as an expert commentator on radio. She had two sons, both of whom also played in the Norwegian top division.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Handball Women's Handball Norway NOR 2 Silver
1992 Summer 29 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 25 Seoul Handball Norway NOR Final Round Match #2 2 1988-09-27 KOR 23, NOR 20 6
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Handball Norway NOR Final Round Match #3 1 1988-09-29 NOR 20, YUG 15 2
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Handball Norway NOR Group B Match #2 1 1988-09-21 NOR 34, CIV 14 3
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Handball Norway NOR Group B Match #4 1 1988-09-23 NOR 22, CHN 20 3
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Handball Norway NOR Group B Match #6 1T 1988-09-25 URS 19, NOR 19 2
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Handball Norway NOR Final Round Match 1/2 2 1992-08-08 KOR 28, NOR 21 7 0
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Handball Norway NOR Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1992-08-06 NOR 24, EUN 23 6 0
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Handball Norway NOR Group B Match #2 2 1992-07-30 KOR 27, NOR 16 3 0
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Handball Norway NOR Group B Match #3 1 1992-08-01 NOR 20, ESP 16 2 0
1992 Summer 29 Barcelona Handball Norway NOR Group B Match #5 1 1992-08-03 NOR 19, AUT 17 3 0
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