Resting in Vienna (1961)
Participants of the 1961 World Championship in Vienna are taking break between training and competitions:
Left to right:
Alexander Kurynov (Kazan, 75kg), Rudolf Plyukfelder (Shakhty, 82.5kg), Yury Vlasov (Moscow, 90+kg), Vasily Stepanov (Riga, 90kg) and Isaak Ike Berger (USA, 60kg)
The story on how and why Ike Berger joined this all-Russian group of athletes remains unknown to me. As well as I don’t know the reason why Vasily Stepanov didn’t compete at this World tournament.