Russia’s artistic gymnast A. Melnikova. She is the third-most decorated Russian gymnast of all time, tied with Alina Zagitova, who also has eleven Olympic and World medals to her name.
She led the Russian Olympic Team to victory in the 2020 Tokyo Games. She competed for Russia at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where her team earned silver.
Additionally, she competed for the Russian teams that won gold in 2016 and 2018 at the European Championships and silver in 2018 and 2019 at the World Championships.
A. Melnikova is a Two-Time Olympic Medalist
A. Melnikova has won two gold medals at the Olympics, five gold medals at the World Championships, nine gold medals at the European Championships. Four gold medals at the European Games, and the title of Russian national all-around champion thrice (2016, 2018).
She won bronze in the all-around and on the floor at the 2020 Olympics, silver on the floor and bronze on the vault at the 2021 World Championships, and bronze in both events at the 2019 and 2021 World Championships.
She has won the European floor and uneven bars titles in 2017 and 2021, and the European all-around title in 2019. She made history by becoming the first gymnast from a country other than the United States to win an all-around title at either the World or Olympic levels since 2001.
A. Melnikova Has Been Part of the Olympic Channel Series ‘All Around’
In the ‘All Around’ series on the Olympic Channel, we got a sneak peek at A. Melnikova’s training for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. In the end, she triumphed and took home the gold. This is how you may access the complete series immediately.
A. Melnikova won a gold medal at the Olympic Games. The original series All Around on the Olympic Channel documents the athletes’ years of hard work and sacrifice.
A. Melnikova Wins All-Around Final at Gymnastics Worlds
A. Melnikova will be the first female gymnast since Biles in 2018 to qualify for all five individual finals, and she will be competing in all four apparatus finals this coming weekend.
Russia’s A. Melnikova clinched the first gold medal of the gymnastics world championships on Thursday by winning the women’s all-around competition. A. Melnikova, bronze medallist in the all-around at the 2020 Olympics.
Jumped out to an early lead thanks to strong performances on the vault and uneven bars, ultimately scoring 56.632. The stage was set for a new generation of gymnasts to emerge with the absence of defending champion Simone Biles and Tokyo Olympic gold medallist Sunisa Lee of the United States.
A. Melnikova, who at 21 years old won gold with her Tokyo Olympic squad, took bronze at this year’s world championships. She finally took home the gold on Thursday, after four previous medals at the World Championships.
A. Melnikova is the first woman to qualify for all five individual finals since Biles in 2018, and she will compete in all four apparatus finals this weekend.