Maider Unda

Maider Unda Gonzalez de Audikana[1] (born 2 July 1977 in Vitoria, Spain) is a Basque Spanish retired female freestyle wrestler.

Maider Unda
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Maider Unda in 2016
Personal information
Birth nameMaider Unda Gonzalez de Audikana
Born (1977-07-02) 2 July 1977 (age 42)
Vitoria, Basque Country
ResidenceAramaio, Basque Country, Spain
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)

She participated in Women's freestyle wrestling 72 kg at the 2008 Summer Olympics. In the 1/8 final she beat Oksana Vashchuk (Ukraine). In the quarter-final she lost to Stanka Zlateva (Bulgaria). In the repechage round, after beating Canadian Ohenewa Akuffo she lost to Agnieszka Wieszczek in the bronze medal match.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Unda won the bronze medal in Women's freestyle wrestling 72 kg. In the 1/8 final she beat Ana Betancur from Colombia, and Ochirbatyn Burmaa from Mongolia in the quarter-final. She lost in the semi-final against Stanka Zlateva but beat Vasilisa Marzaliuk (Belarus) for the bronze medal.

On 9 November 2016, Unda announced her retirement from wrestling after failing to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics.[2]

Unda runs a sheep farm in the village of Olaeta in Aramaio producing Idiazabal cheese,[1] which she combined with her career in sports.


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