44-year-old OLYMPIC winner in sensational comeback

It is a good six years since she last played ligahåndbold, but after the new year makes the 44-year-old Rikke Schmidt comeback in the best Danish series. Here

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
29 December 2019 Sunday 02:00
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44-year-old OLYMPIC winner in sensational comeback

It is a good six years since she last played ligahåndbold, but after the new year makes the 44-year-old Rikke Schmidt comeback in the best Danish series.

Here she is together with Frederikke Rasmussen guard the goal for Horsens HK, which has its other goalie, Claudia Rompen, out with a concussion.

It says Rikke Schmidt for Horsens Folkeblad and explains to Horsens coach Lars Frederiksen has called repeatedly for help.

- He explained the situation around the goalkeeper Claudia Rompens concussion. I had a great understanding of his problem and would like to help again, says Rikke Schmidt.

Since she stopped ligahåndbold in 2013, she has played in 2. division and have just been playing Kolding IF up in Jyllandsserien.

Rikke Hørlykke, Lotte Kiærskou, Rikke Skov, Karin Mortensen, Jan Activities, Rikke Schmidt Petersen, Pernille Jørgensen, Christina Roslyng, Lene Rantala, Majken Larsen and Line Daugaard put up to the picture during the european championships in 2000 in Bucharest. Photo: Lars Poulsen

- I feel that I have made a difference and keeps me in good shape, but I is not going to turn up and down on it all. I am here to help Frederikke Rasmussen, so she can get a break when she needs it, says Rikke Schmidt to the newspaper.

She played 104 international matches for Denmark from 1999 to 2006 and was among other things, to win OLYMPIC gold medals in 2000 and 2004.

in Addition, it has been to two Champions League triumphs with Slagelse FH, which she played from 2002 to 2005.

Horsens HK moved in the last season up in the league, but have found it difficult to cope in the fine company of the current season.

So it's just been to two points after 13 matches, and the team is last in the second half of the season kicks off on the other side of the new year.

the Contract between the ligaklubben and Rikke Schmidt is, according to the Horsens Folkeblad for the rest of the season.

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Updated: 29.12.2019 02:00
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