Faina Melnik

1945 - 2016

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Faina Grigorievna Melnik (Russian: Фаина Григорьевна Велева-Мельник, Ukrainian: Фаїна Григорівна Мельник (Faina Hryhorivna Melnyk); 9 June 1945 – 16 December 2016) was a Soviet discus thrower, a 1972 Summer Olympics champion in the discus event. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Faina Melnik has received more than 21,505 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Faina Melnik is the 212th most popular athlete (down from 166th in 2019), the 464th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 21st in 2019) and the 10th most popular Ukrainian Athlete.

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Among athletes, Faina Melnik ranks 212 out of 3,055Before her are Maxie Long, Georgios Orphanidis, Eric Lemming, Helge Løvland, Rafer Johnson, and Alfred Tysoe. After her are Natalya Lisovskaya, Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos, Helen Stephens, Percy Williams, Francis Lane, and Edwin Moses.

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Among people born in 1945, Faina Melnik ranks 261Before her are Modestas Paulauskas, Revaz Dzodzuashvili, Dusty Rhodes, Sam Anderson, Erik De Vlaeminck, and Rita Coolidge. After her are Jörg Immendorff, Adrienne Barbeau, Katja Ebstein, Abdolkarim Soroush, Carrie Snodgress, and Polad Bülbüloğlu. Among people deceased in 2016, Faina Melnik ranks 226Before her are Abdul Sattar Edhi, Paulo Evaristo Arns, Jean-Baptiste Bagaza, Patty Duke, Jadranka Stojaković, and Lupita Tovar. After her are Kigeli V of Rwanda, Harry Wu, Nina Ponomaryova, Prince Buster, Jimmy Bain, and Aurèle Nicolet.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Faina Melnik ranks 464 out of 913Before her are Myroslav Ivan Lubachivsky (1914), Polina Gelman (1919), Sergei Stanishev (1966), Lucian Pintilie (1933), Aleksandr Gauk (1893), and Nikki Benz (1981). After her are Oleksandr Korniychuk (1905), Anatoliy Byshovets (1946), Jerzy Kuryłowicz (1895), Natalya Meklin (1922), Franz Roubaud (1856), and Vitaly Zholobov (1937).

Among ATHLETES In Ukraine

Among athletes born in Ukraine, Faina Melnik ranks 10Before her are Vladimir Kuts (1927), Viorica Viscopoleanu (1939), Volodymyr Holubnychy (1936), Galina Chistyakova (1962), Tatyana Prorochenko (1952), and Anatoliy Bondarchuk (1940). After her are Leonid Zhabotinsky (1938), Viktor Tsybulenko (1930), Mykola Avilov (1948), Inessa Kravets (1966), Nina Dumbadze (1919), and Nadezhda Tkachenko (1948).