|Born||5 June 1972|
Jalal-Abad, Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union
Yuriy Vasilyevich Melnichenko (Russian: Юрий Васильевич Мельниченко, born 5 June 1972) is a Kazakh wrestler who won the gold medal in the Greco-Roman bantamweight (52–57 kg) category at the 1996 Summer Olympics. He competed at the next Olympics in the featherweight division and finished 19th.
After retiring from competition, Melnichenko worked as a wrestling coach. Between 2000 and 2004 he headed the national team, and after that acted as vice-president of the national wrestling federation. Georgiy Tsurtsumia was his trainee.
- Yury Melnichenko. sports-reference.com
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