The USSR Gymnastics Cup tournament was held in Leningrad's Sparts Palace between March 19 and 23 for the 19th time.
Streets in Leningrad.
Place of Sports
Prizes on table
Irina Tsarik, 16, (49) master of sports from lvov, jumps 'horse'.
E. Saadi, Moscow, performs jump.
N. Kim on bars, 18, Chimkent.
L.Savina, 18, (18) Minsk, master of sports.
Alexander Dityatin 17, Cup winner.
Prizes awarded to E. Saadi, N. Kim, and L. Savina by Larissa Latynina, thrice world champion, merited master of sports.
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Background: The USSR Gymnastics Cup tournament was held in Leningrad's Sparts Palace between March 19 and 23 for the 19th time. First the Cup tournament was held in 1955.
As always the tournament included free and compulsory events.
Taking part were gymnastics stars of this country. Unfortunately for the spectators there were no Lyudmilla Turishchev and Olga Korbut, whose training schedule do not include participation in the present tournament.
Elvira Saadi, 23, won in the tough competition with 75.2 points. Nelli Kim was the runner up with 0.125 points away from Saddi.
Lyudmilla Savina came in third.
The chief referee was Vladimir Silin.