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 the very best participant on the planet? There isn’t any attainable reply to such a query, however within the pool I am positive that in the end Sander Sagosen (Trondheim, 27 years outdated) will seem, the Norwegian entrance line who this Wednesday (6:00 p.m., Teledeporte) threatens Spain within the World Cup quarterfinals, the person that has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 workforce 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 means on this identical spherical have been the Hispanics (31-26) in a duel wherein he may solely play 22 minutes, additionally resulting from 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 research the star, to provide a sort of sports activities post-mortem. He has at all times stated that he performs by instinct, that he does not bear in mind a single considered his greatest 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 review 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 occurring sooner than the remainder. “The place others see chaos, for him it’s as if every part have been in sluggish movement,” detailed the research, 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 straight into the objective or the goalkeeper when taking pictures, and virtually by no means into the arms and ft of defenders. He did it, naturally, on the neck and chest of his rivals. Why? In response to the scientists’ idea, 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 may take a look at one nook however, in actuality, he targeted on the opposite because of that peripheral imaginative and prescient. After all, outdoors 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 nice groups of the second together with his household they usually commented on them. His mom would additionally file him whereas he performed, after which they’d examine on them at supper time.

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 the very best” there. In handball he progressed quickly on the Trondheim membership Kolstad, which he left at simply 17 years outdated. He went by means of Halsum (2013-14), additionally Norwegian, was promoted to Danish Aalborg (2014-17) and was a part of the massive PSG mission (2017-2020), the place he fashioned a novel 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 to date has entered such a robust 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 objective Torbjörn Bergerud and Magnus Gullerud. “My intention is to retire right here,” Sagosen has proclaimed. In the mean time, probably the most instant factor for this 1.95 center-back or left-back is that this World Cup, wherein he has scored 24 objectives and 22 assists, and Spain, with which he has some pending account.

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