Resting in Vienna (1961)

On the Break (1961)

On the Break (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.

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