Beachvolley Vikings Mol and Sorum claim Team of the Year in Norway

Reigning Olympic Champions Mol and Sorum also won the award last year

The world’s top ranked men’s beach volleyball team, Anders Mol and Christian Sorum – aka. the Beachvolley Vikings – have been named Norway’s Team of the Year for the second year in a row.

At a ceremony organised by the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports, held at the CC Amfi in Hamar over the weekend, the annual Idrettsgallaen (Sports Gala) awards honoured the most successful athletes and the best achievements in Norwegian sport of 2022.

Mol and Sorum became the first Norwegian team to win the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships after claiming the world title in Rome last June. Their 2022 achievements also included three Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Elite16 gold medals in Ostrava, Paris and Cape Town, and two bronze medals, at the Rosarito and Uberlandia Elite16 events. The Beachvolley Vikings also took bronze at the 2022 European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) European Championship in Munich.

“This was a lot of fun. Many thanks to the jury who voted for us!” Sorum said in his acceptance speech. “The year has been fantastic. We managed to take the World Championship gold, which was the last trophy we were missing. That was also the reason we started playing beach volleyball.”

It was the second consecutive year Mol and Sorum earned the Team of the Year award in Norway. Last year, they received the honour after winning Norway’s first Olympic beach volleyball gold at Tokyo 2020 and the final edition of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals in Cagliari.

Mol and Sorum are set to compete at the upcoming Beach Pro Tour 2022 Finals in Doha from 26 to 29 January 26 through 29.

Watch all matches at the Beach Pro Tour Finals in Doha live on Volleyball TV.