Anders Mol

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Anders Mol
2019-07-06 BeachVolleyball Weltmeisterschaft Hamburg 2019 StP 0547 LR by Stepro.jpg
Personal information
Full name Anders Berntsen Mol
Nationality Norwegian
Born (1997-07-02) 2 July 1997 (age 22)
Stord, Norway
Height 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 90 kg (198 lb)
Beach volleyball information
Current teammate
Years Teammate
2016– Christian Sørum
Previous teammates
Years Teammate
2014–2016 Mathias Berntsen

Anders Berntsen Mol (born 2 July 1997) is a Norwegian beach volleyball player.

He won a medal at the 2019 Beach Volleyball World Championships.[1]

Beach career[edit]

Mol learned to play beach volleyball as a teenager. His parents introduced him to the sport. Together with Martin Olimstad he competed at the U18 European Championships in Molodetscho. Together with his cousin Mathias Berntsen Mol competed in multiple national and international tournaments between 2014 and 2017. Berntsen/ Mol won the U20 European Championships 2015 in Larnaka and were U22 Vice European Champions in 2017. Further highlights of the two cousins was a 9th place at a 5-star- event of the world series in Porec and a third place at a 2-star-event in Espinho. 2016 Mol again won the U20 European Championship in Atlanta together with Alexander Sorum. Since end of 2016 Mol plays together with Alexanders brother, Christian Sorum. Together with Christian, Mol landed a 5th place at the FIVB-Major in Klagenfurt and won the U22 European Championship in Thessaloniki. 2017 Mol/ Sorum landed a 9th place at the FIVB 5 star tournament in Gstaad, won the CEV Masters in Ljubljana and landed a 5th place at the European Championship in Jurmala. Besides, Mol was “best Newcomer” on the world tour 2017. 2018 Mol/ Sorum landed in 5th place at the 4-star tournament in Den Haag. There followed many more top 10 placings, including a 5th place in Xiamen, a second place in Itapema, a 5th place in Espinho and the win in Gstaad. In Juli, Mol/ Sorum became European Champions in the Netherlands. Then they also won the 5-star tournament in Vienna and climbed to the top of the world ranking after winning 19 times in a row. They even won the World Tour Final in Hamburg. With that win the duo landed their forth FIVB World Tour gold medal in a row and earned them the highest ever prize money in the history of beach volleyball, taking home 150,000 $ in total.[2]

The duo was also dominating the world tour season 2018/19. They won 4-star tournaments in Las Vegas, Itapema, Jinjiang, Ostrava und landed a second place in Warschau. At the world championship in Hamburg they lost in the semifinal against the German team Thole/ Wickler landed a third place in the end. The following tournaments in Gstaad, Tokio, and Vienna they could win again. At the European Championship in Moskau Mol/ Sorum defended their title.

Indoor career[edit]

Mol also played 2016 indoors in the Norwegian U20 national team as an outside attacker. In the 2016/ 17 season he became Belgian vice champion and also played Champions League.[3]

Private life[edit]

Mols parents Merita Berntsen and Kare Mol are former Volleyball/ Beach Volleyball Champions and now coaches. His four siblings are also active in volleyball and beach volleyball today.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Russian Stoyanovskiy crowned "youngest" world champions". FIVB. 7 July 2019.
  2. ^ www.redbull.com https://www.redbull.com/se-en/athlete/anders-berntsen-mol. Retrieved 2019-09-24. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Anders Mol signerte for belgisk toppklubb". www.ba.no (in Norwegian). 2016-07-20. Retrieved 2019-09-24.
  4. ^ "Denne familien fostrer stortalenter". www.bt.no (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2019-09-24.

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