Irina Meleshina

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Irina Alekseyevna Meleshina-Simagina (Russian: Ирина Алексеевна Симагина) (born 25 May 1982, in Ryazan) is a Russian long jumper.

Simagina won the silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics. She was then more or less away from the international scene the next two seasons. She did not start at the 2005 World Championships, despite having entered the competition, and gave birth to a daughter in the summer of 2006.[1] She returned to competition in early 2007.

Her personal best jump is 7.27 metres, achieved in July 2004 in Tula.

Performance Enhancement Drug Use[edit]

On April 24, 2012, The Russian athletics federation sanctioned Meleshina with a 2-year ban from competition retroacted to Feb. 21, 2012, following a positive drug test in February of the same year. Thus, eliminating her bid for the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London.

At the time of the sanction, there was no indication that Meleshina was using performance enhancing drugs at the time of the 2004 Summer Olympics Games.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 4th
2003 Universiade Daegu, South Korea 1st
2004 Summer Olympics Athens, Greece 2nd
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 1st
2005 World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 7th
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 3rd


  1. ^ Dolgopolov, Nickolai; Rostislav Orlov (29 January 2007). "Ukhov stuns with 2.39m leap in Moscow". Retrieved 2007-07-18. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Russia Tatyana Lebedeva
Women's Long Jump Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Russia Tatyana Kotova