Irini Merleni – Honored Master of Sports of Ukraine in wrestling, Olympic champion. Throughout Merlin's biography, a large number of titles have been won. Immediately after the inclusion of freestyle wrestling in the program of the Olympics, she became the first champion. The athlete is a three-time world champion (2000, 2001, 2003), twice a European champion (2004, 2005). And of course, an important achievement is obtaining the title of Olympic champion in Athens in 2004. In addition to these merits, Merleni has repeatedly won Ukrainian championships. Responsible, strong-willed, of course, a professional athlete, Irina Merleni has twice been nominated by the International Wrestling Federation as a "female face of freestyle wrestling."