Majlinda Kelmendi

Majlinda Ismet Kelmendi  born 9 May 1991 is a Kosovo Albanian judoka and a double world champion with two European titles. She competes in the 52 kg weight category.

In 2014, Majlinda topped the IJF Women's Prestige World Ranking List and was decorated by President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga with the "Presidential Medal of Merit”. On 7 August 2016, she became the first Kosovar athlete to win a medal at the Olympic Games when she claimed gold in the women's −52 kg category in Rio de Janeiro. 

Gillie and Marc are currently working with the International Judo Foundation to create a sculpture in her honour for the capital city of Kosovo.