Vladimir Mikhailovich Melan’in
Vladimir Melan’in, USSR Athlete.
Melan’in, Vladimir was born on December 1, 1933 in the village of Balyki, Kirov Oblast’.
Graduated from the Kirov Pedagogical Institute, 1974.
Honoured Master of Sports (biathlon), 1962. With the Kirov Armed Forces Club. World champion, 1959 and 1962-1963.
USSR champion, 1959 and 1966. Olympic champion, 1964 (20km race).