Alexander Melentyev


Age: 60

Summary: Soviet Russian competitive sharp shooter who won the gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Russia and also achieved a world record result of 581 (from 600, without final) in the 50 m pistol event in setting a new world record which remained unbeaten for 34 years until it was surpassed by Jin Jong-oh at the 2014 World Championships.

Cause of Death: Not released

Born: June 27, 1954

Died: February 16, 2015

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan