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Borys Melnyk

Full name: Borys Petrovych Melnyk
Original name: Борис Петрович Мельник
Other name(s): Boris Petrovich Melnik, Борис Петрович Мельник
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: February 2, 1945 in Litin, Vinnytsia, Ukraine
Died: November 24, 2016 in [unknown], Unknown, Israel
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Ukrainian Borys Melnyk was on the Soviet national team from 1964-86. He won the Olympic free rifle, three positions silver in 1972, two World titles (team free rifle, kneeling and team standard rifle 3x20 shots, both in 1970) and nine European titles (individual and team military rifle, 3-positions in 1969; team standard rifle 3x20 shots in 1981; team small-bore rifle, 3-positions, kneeling and standing in 1969; individual air rifle in 1972; and team air rifle in 1972-73).

Outside of sport, Melnyk was a career military man, who retired from the force in a rank of major after the fall of Soviet Union. He also worked as shooting coach and, after the fall of Soviet Union, was head coach of the Ukrainian national rifle team. Melnyk emigrated to Israel at the start of the 2000s.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 27 München Shooting Mixed Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1976 Summer 31 Montréal Shooting Mixed Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres Soviet Union URS 12T

Mixed Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS PP KP SP R1P R2P R3P R4P
1972 Summer 27 München Shooting Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1,155 394 387 374
1972 Summer 27 München Shooting Soviet Union URS Prone 394 98 98 99 99
1972 Summer 27 München Shooting Soviet Union URS Kneeling 387 93 99 99 96
1972 Summer 27 München Shooting Soviet Union URS Standing 374 93 94 95 92

Mixed Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P
1976 Summer 31 Montréal Shooting Soviet Union URS Final Standings 591 98 99 98 99 99 98
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