Dzmitry Meliakh (Belarusian: Дзмітрый Мелях; born July 2, 1979 in Minsk) is a three-time Olympic modern pentathlete from Belarus.[1] He first competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, and achieved his best result in the men's event, with a score of 5,340 points, finishing in fifth place.

Dzmitry Meliakh
Personal information
Nationality Belarus
Born (1979-07-02) 2 July 1979 (age 40)
Minsk, Belarus
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
Sport
SportModern pentathlon
ClubDynamo Minsk
Coached byValentin Rogov

Following his best result, he also won the gold medal at the 2006 UIPM World Cup no. 2 in Millfield, England, and bronze medals at the European Senior Championships Olympic Qualification in Riga, Latvia in the team relay event, and the 2006 UIPM World Cup no. 5 in Cairo, Egypt for the individual senior division. Meliakh's outstanding achievements guaranteed his places at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he finished in only twelfth place.

Meliakh competed at his third Olympic games in London, where he had a poor performance in the horse-riding and combined running and shooting segments the men's event, finishing abruptly in thirtieth position with a score of 5,380 points.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Dmitry Melyakh". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 13 November 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Dzmitry Meliakh". London 2012. Archived from the original on 2013-01-01. Retrieved 14 November 2012.

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