Full name: Yelena Vladimirovna Melnikova (-Chepikova)
Original name: Елена Владимировна Мельникова (-Чепикова)
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: June 17, 1971 in Artyomovsk, Krasnoyarsk Kray, Russia
Affiliations: Profsoyuz Sverdlovsk
Country: Unified Team
Related Olympians: Wife of Sergey Chepikov.
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Yelena Melnikova was a successful junior biathlete, winning four golds at the 1988 and 1989 World Junior Championships, but was less successful as a senior competitor. Her only major international tournament medal came at the 1992 Winter Olympics, where she won a bronze in the relay, in her only start at those Olympics. She later married biathlete Sergey Chepikov.
|1992 Winter||20||Albertville||Biathlon||Women's 3 × 7.5 kilometres Relay||Unified Team||EUN||3||Bronze|
|1992 Winter||20||Albertville||Biathlon||Unified Team||EUN||Final Standings||3||25:59.2||0||0||0||1-16:54.6||3|