Handball World Cup: Sander Sagosen’s trick look | Sports activities

The Norwegian participant Sander Sagosen, this World Cup.STIAN LYSBERG SOLUM (AFP)

Handball asks the identical rhetorical and bombastic questions as everybody else. Who’s one of the best participant on the planet? There is no such thing as a attainable reply to such a query, however within the pool I am positive that ultimately Sander Sagosen (Trondheim, 27 years previous) will seem, the Norwegian entrance line who this Wednesday (6:00 p.m., Teledeporte) threatens Spain within the World Cup quarterfinals, the person that has propelled his group to the elite (world silver in 2017 and 2019, and European bronze in 2020). On the finish of November he returned after 175 days injured and now seeks his throne. Within the version two years in the past, those that blocked his approach on this identical spherical had been the Hispanics (31-26) in a duel by which he might solely play 22 minutes, additionally because of bodily issues.

Norway wasn’t a lot of a factor till its irruption, so his nation thanks him for the expansion spurt and science got down to examine the star, to provide a type of sports activities post-mortem. He has all the time stated that he performs by instinct, that he would not bear in mind a single considered his finest video games. He simply comes out. For that reason, researchers from the Norwegian College of Sports activities Sciences, in Oslo, tried a few years in the past to dig out what was behind this unconsciousness. They put particular glasses on him, with a built-in digital camera, to check what precisely he noticed whereas he performed, what eye actions he made.

The primary conclusion was his nice capacity to scan every state of affairs on the monitor and interpret what was taking place sooner than the remaining. “The place others see chaos, for him it’s as if all the things had been in gradual movement,” detailed the examine, collected by the Norwegian media. NRK. However probably the most curious factor got here when he checked the place precisely he was fixing his gaze. He hardly nailed it instantly into the purpose or the goalkeeper when taking pictures, and nearly by no means into the arms and ft of defenders. He did it, naturally, on the neck and chest of his rivals. Why? Based on the scientists’ concept, as a result of that helped him enhance peripheral imaginative and prescient, of the goalkeeper, the remainder of the gamers and the nook space. And within the case of penalties, in addition they noticed that he might have a look at one nook however, in actuality, he centered on the opposite because of that peripheral imaginative and prescient. After all, exterior of 40×20, the evaluation confirmed that it was as widespread as the remainder of humanity.

return to his metropolis

He has as soon as confessed that as a toddler he was thinner and smaller than his friends, and that he had to make use of his mind extra. He then noticed matches of the good groups of the second along with his household they usually commented on them. His mom would additionally report him whereas he performed, after which they’d test on them at time for dinner.

Sander Sagosen, nicknamed “Sagi” or “The King of the North” in Norway, flirted with soccer, though he gave it up early as a result of he realized that he “couldn’t be one of the best” there. In handball he progressed quickly on the Trondheim membership Kolstad, which he left at simply 17 years previous. He went by Halsum (2013-14), additionally Norwegian, was promoted to Danish Aalborg (2014-17) and was a part of the massive PSG challenge (2017-2020), the place he shaped a singular trident with Mikkel Hansen and Nikola Karabatic who, as his older brother in soccer, ran out of the Champions League (he continues with out her). The crown was achieved at his subsequent vacation spot, Kiel in Germany, in 2020.

He has been in northern Germany since 2020 and from there he’ll depart on the finish of this marketing campaign as a result of in his metropolis, in Kolstad, a younger entity (2005) with modest outcomes thus far has entered such a strong sponsor (the grocery store chain Row 1000) that has recruited him on the checkbook to achieve the highest of Europe. Among the many signings additionally seem Magnus Rod, the purpose Torbjörn Bergerud and Magnus Gullerud. “My intention is to retire right here,” Sagosen has proclaimed. In the mean time, probably the most fast factor for this 1.95 center-back or left-back is that this World Cup, by which he has scored 24 targets and 22 assists, and Spain, with which he has some pending account.

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