Heavyweight judoka star who won a gold medal at the 1999 European Championships.
She was a star teenager, before breaking onto the scene in 1993 at the European Championships.
She had a brief MMA career, going 3-1 from 1996-2000.
She was born and raised in Russia.
She was part of a Russian contingency at the 2000 Summer Olympics that included basketball player Andrei Kirilenko.