Alexander Melentyev

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Alexander Melentyev
Alexander Melentyev 1980.jpg
Melentyev at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow
Personal information
Nationality  Soviet Union
 Kyrgyzstan
Born (1954-06-27)27 June 1954
Penza, Russian SFSR, USSR
Died 16 February 2015(2015-02-16) (aged 60)
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Sport
Sport Shooting
Event(s) 50 metre pistol, 25 metre, 10 metre
Olympic medalist
Medal record
Men's shooting
Gold medal – first place 1980 Moscow 50 m pistol

Alexander Remmovich Melentyev (Russian: Алекса́ндр Ре́ммович Меле́нтьев; 27 June 1954 – 16 February 2015) was a Soviet competitive sport shooter who won the gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics. The world record he set in 1980 remained unbeaten for 34 years. He was the first Olympic gold medalist from Kyrgyzstan.[1]

Bio[edit]

Melentyev was born in the Russian city of Penza but grew up in the Kyrgyz SSR.[1]

At the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, Melentyev achieved a world record result of 581 (from 600, without final) in the 50 m pistol event in setting a new world and a new Olympic record. The world record was surpassed by Jin Jong-oh at the 2014 World Championships; with his score of 581 Melentyev remains the current Olympic record holder.

Current Olympic record held in 50 m Pistol
Men Qualification 581  Alexander Melentyev (USSR) July 20, 1980 Moscow (USSR) edit
Current world record held in 25 m Standard Pistol
Men Teams 1725  Soviet Union (Kuzmins, 580; Melentyev, 570; Turla, 575) September 10, 1985 Osijek (YUG) edit

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Некролог в связи с кончиной первого Олимпийского чемпиона – кыргызстанца Александра Мелентьева [Obituary of the first Olympic champion of Kyrgyzstan Alexander Melentyev] (in Russian). Kabar. 17 February 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 

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