Loui Sand

Loui Sand (born 27 December 1992), formerly known as Louise Sand, is a former Swedish handball player.[1][2] In January 2019, Sand announced his retirement from handball due to gender dysphoria.[3][4] Sand's first sex reassignment operation was successfully completed on 30 January 2019.[5]

Loui Sand
Louise Sand cropped from Rio 2016. sx 77 (28750524822).jpg
Sand playing with the women handball squad during the 2016 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Born (1992-12-27) 27 December 1992 (age 28)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Left wing
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2018
Sweden 105 (221)

Sand was adopted from Sri Lanka by a Swedish couple and raised in Gothenburg.[6][7]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Louise Sand". eurohandball.com. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
  2. ^ "2014 European Championship Roster" (PDF). EHF. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  3. ^ Sörensen, Daniel (7 January 2019). "Loui Sand ends his handball career". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Handball player Loui Sand concludes his career: "I was born in the wrong body"". DN.SE (in Swedish). 7 January 2019. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  5. ^ Bergström, Kristoffer (30 January 2019). "Loui Sand operated: Thank you, you are gold!". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Swedish handball player Louise Sand withdraws from sports for sex change surgery". HotNews.ro (in Romanian). 8 January 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  7. ^ Hivert, Anne-Françoise (9 January 2019). "In Sweden, handballeuse Loui Sand ends her career and announces she is trans". Le Monde (in French). Retrieved 15 January 2019.

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