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Vladimir Mikhailovich Melan’in

athlete

Vladimir Melan’in, USSR Athlete.

Background

Melan’in, Vladimir was born on December 1, 1933 in the village of Balyki, Kirov Oblast’.

Education

Graduated from the Kirov Pedagogical Institute, 1974.

Career

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).