Aimar Olaizola

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Olaizola II
Olaizola II.JPG
Full name Aimar Olaizola
Born (1979-11-13) 13 November 1979 (age 34)
Goizueta, Navarre
Province Navarre
Height 1,83 m
Weight 87 kg
Debut date April 12, 1998
Debut fronton Jaian Jai fronton
Categories Hand-pelota
Position Forward
Management Asegarce
Singles
1st Hand-Pelota singles championship 2005, 2007
2nd Hand-Pelota singles championship 1999
Doubles
1st Hand-Pelota doubles championship 2008
Cuatro y Medio
Cuatro y Medio 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008

Aimar Olaizola Apezetxea, known as Olaizola II is a pelotari, brother of Olaizola I.

Early life[edit]

Olaizola started to play pelota on the local fronton of his hometown, Goizueta.

Professional career[edit]

During his career, Olaizola II won in 2005 an 2007 the Hand-pelota championship, additionally reaching the finals of 2003, 2006 and 2009.

1st hand-pelota championship finals[edit]

Year Champion Subchampion Score Fronton
2003 Patxi Ruiz Olaizola II 22-7 Atano III
2005 Olaizola II Martínez de Irujo 22-18 Atano III
2006 Martínez de Irujo Olaizola II 22-17 Atano III
2007 Olaizola II Barriola 22-10 Atano III
2009 Martínez de Irujo Olaizola II 22-12 Atano III
2012 Olaizola II Martínez de Irujo 22-07 Bizkaia
2013 Olaizola II Martínez de Irujo 22-07 Bizkaia

Cuatro y Medio championship finals[edit]

Year Champion Subchampion Score Fronton
2002 Olaizola II Barriola 22-13 Ogueta
2004 Olaizola II Barriola 22-08 Ogueta
2005 Olaizola II Xala 22-05 Atano III
2008 Olaizola II Martinez de Irujo 22-17 Atano III

1st Hand-Pelota doubles championships[edit]

Year Champions Subchampions Score Fronton
2003 Koka - Beloki Olaizola II - Pascual 22-15 Atano III
2006 Martínez de Irujo - Martínez de Eulate Olaizola II - Zearra 22-11 Ogueta
2008 Olaizola II - Mendizábal II Titín III - Laskurain 22-17 Ogueta
2009 Mtz. de Irujo - Goñi III Olaizola II - Mendizabal II 22-21 Atano III

2nd Hand-Pelota singles championship[edit]

Year Champion Subchampion Score Fronton
1999 (1) Olaizola II Hirigoyen 22-16 Astelena

(1) Two championships were played in 1999, due to disagreements between the two main professional Basque-pelota companies—Aspe and Asegarce.

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