Angelina Romanovna Melnikova is a Russian artistic gymnast.
65 Facts About Angelina Melnikova
Angelina Melnikova previously represented Russia at the 2016 Summer Olympics, winning a silver medal in the team competition.
Angelina Melnikova was a member of the gold medal-winning Russian teams at the 2016 and 2018 European Championships, and the silver medal-winning Russian teams at the 2018 and 2019 World Championships.
Individually Melnikova is a two-time Olympic medalist, five-time World medalist, a nine-time European Championships medalist, a four-time European Games medalist, and a two-time Russian national all-around champion.
Angelina Melnikova is the 2020 Olympic all-around and floor bronze medalist, the 2021 World all-around champion, floor silver medalist, and vault bronze medalist, and the 2019 World all-around and floor bronze medalist.
Angelina Melnikova is the 2019 European Games all-around and uneven bars champion, the 2017 European champion on floor, and the 2021 European champion on uneven bars.
At the junior level, Angelina Melnikova won gold medals at the 2014 European Championships in the team, all-around, and balance beam events and was the 2014 Russian junior all-around national champion.
Angelina Melnikova has been captain of the Russian women's national gymnastics team since 2017.
Angelina Romanovna Melnikova was born 18 July 2000 in Voronezh, Russia.
Angelina Melnikova started gymnastics at age six after her grandmother brought her to a practice once.
Angelina Melnikova studied sport and tourism at the Smolensk State Academy of Physical Education.
In 2018, Angelina Melnikova started her own business designing and selling leotards.
Angelina Melnikova was added to Russia's junior national team in 2014 and made her international debut at the International Gymnix competition in Montreal.
Angelina Melnikova won the team gold medal alongside Anastasia Ilyankova, Daria Skrypnik, and Ekaterina Sokova and individually she won the all-around silver medal in the Junior International Cup behind Canadian Rose-Kaying Woo.
Angelina Melnikova placed second on uneven bars and third on floor exercise.
Angelina Melnikova's team placed first with a combined total score of 267.966.
Individually Angelina Melnikova had a strong showing and placed first in the Junior Master of the Sport division with a score of 58.300.
Angelina Melnikova won two other gold medals on balance beam and floor exercise with scores of 14.700 and 14.167 respectively.
Angelina Melnikova competed in the uneven bars final and placed seventh.
At the European Championships Angelina Melnikova competed in the junior division alongside teammates Maria Bondareva, Daria Skrypnik, Seda Tutkhalyan, and Anastasia Dmitrieva.
Angelina Melnikova then went on to win a gold medal in the all-around and on balance beam and a silver medal on the uneven bars behind teammate Skrypnik.
Angelina Melnikova finished in first place with her team, then went on to take the silver in the all-around, fifth on uneven bars, first on balance beam, and second on floor exercise.
Angelina Melnikova became age-eligible for senior competition in 2016 and made her senior international debut at the DTB Pokal Team Challenge Cup where the Russian team won the gold medal.
Individually Angelina Melnikova scored the second highest all-around score behind 2012 Olympian and reigning European champion Giulia Steingruber of Switzerland.
Angelina Melnikova finished fifth on balance beam and withdrew from the uneven bars final so compatriot Daria Spiridonova could compete.
In July Angelina Melnikova was selected to represent Russia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil alongside Aliya Mustafina, Maria Paseka, Daria Spiridonova, and Seda Tutkhalyan.
However, Angelina Melnikova performed subpar during the qualification round, partially due to a strained hamstring suffered during podium training.
Angelina Melnikova fell off of the balance beam and again on floor exercise, failing to qualify into the individual all-around final or any of the event finals.
Angelina Melnikova improved upon her performance in the team final; she competed on all four apparatuses but still counted a fall on the balance beam.
Angelina Melnikova's performances helped contribute to Russia's team silver medal.
Angelina Melnikova won the three-event all-around ahead of Eythora Thorsdottir and Jessica Lopez.
Angelina Melnikova next competed at the Swiss Cup, a mixed pairs event where she was partnered with Nikita Ignatyev.
Angelina Melnikova ended the year competing at the Toyota International held in Toyota, Japan.
Angelina Melnikova finished fourth on vault, first on uneven bars, and second on balance beam and floor exercise behind Mai Murakami on both apparatuses.
Angelina Melnikova was named as team captain of the Russian women's national team starting in 2017, succeeding Olympic teammate Aliya Mustafina.
Angelina Melnikova started her season at the Russian National Championships in Kazan.
Angelina Melnikova competed poorly, falling on balance beam and floor exercise and having major mistakes on uneven bars and vault.
Angelina Melnikova placed first on the balance beam and third on vault and in the team competition.
In qualifications Angelina Melnikova competed the all-around, hitting her beam routine but counting two falls and an out of bounds penalty on floor exercise due to a foot injury.
Angelina Melnikova started off her season at the Stuttgart World Cup, where she finished fifth after botching her pirouetting elements on uneven bars, falling off the balance beam, and under rotating her piked full in on floor exercise.
Angelina Melnikova's performance was good enough to win the meet, finishing ahead of USA's Margzetta Frazier.
Angelina Melnikova finished fourth in the all-around, behind Malabuyo, Smith, and Ilyankova, and fifth on floor exercise.
Angelina Melnikova was originally only going to compete uneven bars and balance beam due to nagging injuries, but later decided to compete all-around, where she finished first despite a fall on balance beam in qualification and a watered down floor routine.
Angelina Melnikova finished first with the Central Federal District team in the team competition and in the uneven bars final.
Angelina Melnikova did not compete in the remaining event finals due to her knee injuries.
On 29 September Angelina Melnikova was named to the nominative roster to compete at the 2018 World Championships in Doha, Qatar alongside Akhaimova, Alexeeva, Mustafina, and Simakova.
Angelina Melnikova was later awarded the Longines Prize for Elegance alongside compatriot Artur Dalaloyan.
Angelina Melnikova finished fourth in the floor exercise final, 0.033 points behind bronze medalist Murakami.
Angelina Melnikova placed fourth in the 3-event all-around behind Jade Barbosa and Flavia Saraiva of Brazil and Eythora Thorsdottir of the Netherlands.
Angelina Melnikova then competed alongside countryman Nikita Nagornyy in the Swiss Cup, a unique mixed pairs event.
Angelina Melnikova won gold on the floor exercise, silver on vault and balance beam, and bronze on uneven bars.
Later that month Angelina Melnikova competed at the EnBW DTB-Pokal Team Challenge in Stuttgart.
Angelina Melnikova won silver in the team final behind Brazil and in the individual all-around behind Brazilian Rebeca Andrade.
Angelina Melnikova won bronze in the all-around final behind Melanie de Jesus dos Santos of France and Ellie Downie of Great Britain.
Angelina Melnikova placed fifth in the vault final and won the silver medal on uneven bars behind compatriot Anastasia Ilyankova.
On July 9 it was announced that Angelina Melnikova would be featured in a year-long documentary series on the Olympic Channel titled All Around, alongside American Morgan Hurd and Chen Yile of China, which will follow their journeys and training leading up to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Angelina Melnikova later withdrew from the floor exercise final citing health reasons.
Angelina Melnikova recorded the third highest score of the day on floor exercise behind Biles and Lee and the fourth highest balance beam score behind Biles, Tang, and Flavia Saraiva of Brazil and tied with Canadian Ellie Black and Li Shijia of China.
Angelina Melnikova finished third in the all-around behind new seniors Viktoria Listunova and Vladislava Urazova.
Angelina Melnikova was later selected to compete at the European Championships in Basel alongside Urazova, Listunova, and Elena Gerasimova.
Angelina Melnikova won the gold medal in the all-around, becoming the third Russian woman to do so and the first since Aliya Mustafina did so in 2010.
Two days after winning the all-around Angelina Melnikova won a bronze medal on vault behind Rebeca Andrade and Asia D'Amato.
Angelina Melnikova won the three-event all-around, finishing over four points ahead of Tais Boura of France and Ciena Alipio of the United States.
Angelina Melnikova placed first in the all-around, on vault, and on floor exercise and second on uneven bars and balance beam behind Viktoria Listunova and Yana Vorona respectively.
Angelina Melnikova did not compete in any international competitions due to the International Gymnastics Federation banning Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials from taking part in FIG-sanctioned competitions due to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.