Merleni in 2014
|Native name||Ірина Олексіївна |
Мельник / Мерлені / Микульчин
|Full name||Iryna Oleksiyivna |
Melnyk / Merleni / Mykulchyn
|Born||8 February 1982|
Kamianets-Podilskyi, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Iryna Oleksiyivna Merleni (Ukrainian: Ірина Олексіївна Мерлені), née Melnyk (Мельник), married name Mykulchyn (Микульчин) (born 8 February 1982) is a Ukrainian wrestler, who competed in the – 48 kg weight class at the 2004 Summer Olympics and claimed the gold medal. In the same event at the 2008 Summer Olympics, she won a bronze medal. She is a three-time world champion, and won the European championship once.
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Iryna Merleni-Mykulchyn". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
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