Melentyev at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow
|Nationality|| Soviet Union|
|Born||27 June 1954|
Penza, Russian SFSR, USSR
|Died||16 February 2015 (aged 60)|
|Event(s)||50 metre pistol, 25 metre, 10 metre|
|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.
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)|
|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)|
- 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.
- Media related to Aleksandr Melentyev at Wikimedia Commons
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