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Yury Melikhov

Full name: Yury Afanasyevich Melikhov
Original name: Юрий Афанасьевич Мелихов
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: April 1, 1937 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: February 2000
Affiliations: VS Leningrad, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Yury Melikhov competed in two Olympic Games for the USSR. But unlike many other Soviet riders of the era, he had a long career competing in other races. Melikhov rode the Peace Race four times (1959, 1961, 1962, 1965), winning it in 1961 and placing second in 1962. He rode in the World Championships on the road in 1960, 1963, and 1964, placing fourth in the 1960 amateur road race, helping the Soviet Union to a bronze in the 1963 team time trial, and placing 51st at the 1964 amateur road race. Melikhov road the Tour de l’Avenir in 1963, placing 49th. He was Soviet road champion in 1961.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 23 Roma Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Soviet Union URS 4
1960 Summer 23 Roma Cycling Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Soviet Union URS 60
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Cycling Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial Soviet Union URS 5

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M
1960 Summer 23 Roma Cycling Soviet Union Final Standings 4 at 0:20
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Cycling Soviet Union Final Standings 60 at 0:00.18

Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 23 Roma Cycling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 3 2-18:41.67
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Cycling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 5 2-28:26.48
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