First ever female gold medalist wrestler

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Irini Merleni won the first ever Olympic gold medal in womens wrestling, in Athens 2004.

Wrestling seems to be very serious business in Merleni's native Ukraine, a national sports.

There had been much doubt and critisism when she was picked to represent her country for the very first time women wrestlers would be allowed to compete at the Olympic level. She seems pleased to have silenced her critics.

The sound track is in Swedish.

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