75-m to year of life has died the only absolute USSR champion in Alpine skiing Vasily Melnikov, the official website of the Russian Alpine skiing and snowboard Federation.
At age 16 he executed the standard «Master of sports of the USSR», and in 1961 played in the national team of the USSR.
Vasily Melnikov party Olympiads 1964 and 1968. From 1961 to 1971, he participated in all European and world Championships.
He is a 12-time champion of the USSR.
In 1968, Vasily Melnikov became the absolute champion of the USSR — won in the downhill, giant slalom, slalom and combination. This achievement was not repeated.