Irina Meleshina

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Irina Meleshina
Personal information
Birth name Irina Alekseyevna Meleshina-Simagina
Nationality Russian
Born (1982-05-25) May 25, 1982 (age 35)
Ryazan, Russia
Sport Track and Field
Event(s) Long Jump
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) Long Jump: 7.27 metres (2004)

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.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Russia
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 6th 6.21 m (wind: +0.2 m/s)
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 4th 6.64 m
2003 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 2nd 6.70 m (wind: 1.6 m/s)
Universiade Daegu, South Korea 1st 6.49 m
2004 Summer Olympics Athens, Greece 2nd 7.05 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 1st 6.74 m
2005 World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 6th 6.47 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 3rd 6.88 m


  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