Christian Sørum

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Christian Sørum
2019-07-07 BeachVolleyball Weltmeisterschaft Hamburg 2019 StP 0665 LR by Stepro.jpg
Personal information
Full name Christian Sandlie Sørum
Nationality Norwegian
Born (1995-12-03) 3 December 1995 (age 24)
Oslo, Norway
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
Beach volleyball information
Current teammate
Years Teammate
2016– Anders Mol
Previous teammates
Years Teammate
Runar Sannarnes
Morten Kvamsdal

Christian Sandlie Sørum (born 3 December 1995) is a Norwegian beach volleyball player.

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

Beach career[edit]

Sorum has been playing beach volleyball in national and international tournaments since 2011 with various partners. With Runar Sannarnes in 2014 he became U22 European champion in Fehiye.

With Morten Kvamsdal he had his first top ten finish at the 2016 FIVB World Tour in Fortaleza and was ninth at the European Championships in Biel.[2] Since the end of July 2016 Sorum plays with Anders Mol, with whom he finished fifth at the FIVB Major in Klagenfurt and won the U22 European Championship in Thessaloniki.

In 2017 Mol / Sorum took second place at the FIVB 5-Star-Tournament in Gstaad, won the CEV Masters in Ljubljana and finished fifth at the European Championships in Jurmala.

In 2018 they started again at the 4-star tournament in Den Haag with a fifth place. It was followed by many more top 10 finishes, including a fifth place in Xiamen, a second place in Itapema, a fifth place in Espinho and the victory in Gstaad.

In July, Mol/ Sorum became European Champions in the Netherlands. Then they also won the 5-star tournament in Vienna and climbed, after 19 victories in a row, at number one in the world rankings. Also at the World Tour Final in Hamburg Mol / Sorum emerged victorious. 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.[3]

The World Tour season 2018/19 was dominated by absolute dominance of Mol / Sorum. They won the 4-star tournaments in Las Vegas, Itapema, Jinjiang, Ostrava and finished second in Warsaw.

At the World Championships in Hamburg they retired in the semifinals against the German team Thole /Wickler and finished third in the end. The following tournaments in Gstaad, Tokyo, and Vienna they could win again. At the European Championships in Moscow, Mol / Sorum defended their title.

Indoor career[edit]

Sorum played from 2012 to 2014 also indoor volleyball in the Norwegian youth / junior national team as an outside attacker. In the season 2013/14 he played with Forde VBK in the European Challenge Cup.


  1. ^ "Russian Stoyanovskiy crowned "youngest" world champions". FIVB. 7 July 2019.
  2. ^ Erikstein-Midtbø, Gjermund (2016-04-30). "Ukjent norsk volleyballpar slo brasilianske OL-favorittar: – Heilt uverkeleg". NRK (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2019-09-24.
  3. ^ "Christian Sandlie Sørum". Red Bull. Retrieved 2019-09-24.

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