Thorir Hergeirsson in 2015
|Born||27 April 1964|
|Known for||Head coach of the Norway women's national handball team|
|Awards||Knight 1st Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit|
Thorir Hergeirsson (Icelandic : Þórir Hergeirsson) (born 27 April 1964) is an Icelandic handball coach for the Norway women's national handball team.
Icelandic is a North Germanic language spoken in Iceland. Along with Faroese, Norn, and Western Norwegian it formerly constituted West Nordic; while Danish, Eastern Norwegian and Swedish constituted East Nordic. Modern Norwegian Bokmål is influenced by both groups, leading the Nordic languages to be divided into mainland Scandinavian languages and Insular Nordic. Historically, it was the westernmost of the Indo-European languages until the Portuguese settlement in the Azores.
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He was introduced as the new head coach at a press conference on 16 April 2009.
Thorir has been part of the Norway national coaching team since 2001, and took over as head coach in April 2009, succeeding former head coach Marit Breivik. He had previously been handball coach for the clubs Elverum Håndball, Gjerpen Håndball and Nærbø IL.
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On 21 March 2017 Thorir was made a Knight 1st Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit.
The Royal Norwegian Order of Merit was instituted by King Olav V in 1985. It is awarded to foreigners, Norwegian citizens living abroad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs diplomats, foreign civil servants in Norway, and Norway's honorary consuls for "outstanding service in the interests of Norway". Its counterpart, the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav, is generally only awarded to Norwegian citizens living in Norway.
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