Norway has chosen Olympic squad

Norway reached seventh place at their first Olympics in 48 years. Four years later, the national team of Jonas Wille is once again among the twelve contenders.

In the selection of 14, plus three reserves that was announced Wednesday, Wille had to make several thorough considerations.

– Among other things the question concerning the number of left wings opposed to the number of right-handed distance players has been interesting. Another dilemma was if there is room for both Aga and O´Sullivan as defensive specialists in a small squad of 14 men, says Wille to the federation website.

The answer turned out to be including both Aga and O´Sullivan in the selection.

– On the right side we make a bet that Bjørnsen will cope with all games. Magnus Søndenå will be a hybrid-reserve that can cover both right back and wing if needed, Wille says to

Norway´s squad to Paris 2024
Torbjørn Bergerud, Kolstad Håndball
Kristian Sæverås, SC DHfK Leipzig Handball
Back court
Sander Sagosen, Kolstad Håndball
Christian O’Sullivan, SC Magdeburg
Harald Reinkind, THW Kiel
Tobias Grøndahl, GOG Håndbold
Gabriel Ostad Setterblom, SønderjyskE Herrehåndbold
Simen Ulstad Lyse, Kolstad Håndball
Wing player
Sebastian Barthold, Aalborg Håndbold
Alexander C. Blonz, GOG Håndbold
Kristian Bjørnsen, Aalborg Håndbold
Vetle Eck Aga, Kolstad Håndball
Petter Øverby, THW Kiel
Magnus Gullerud, Kolstad Håndball
Reserve in Paris
Magnus Søndenå, Kolstad Håndball
Reserve at home
Sander A. Øverjordet, Haslum HK
Sander Drange Heieren, TTH Holstebro

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