Vladimir Portnoi (June 9, 1931 – February 19, 1984)[1] was a Soviet gymnast.[2] He is Jewish, and was born in Odessa.[2][3][4][5][6]


Portnoi won a silver medal for the Soviet Union at the 1960 Olympics in Rome in team combined gymnastics.[2][3][7][8] He won a bronze medal in the long horse at the same Olympics, behind Takashi Ono (gold) and Boris Shakhlin (silver).[5][9]


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  7. ^ International Olympic Committee (1996). The IOC official Olympic companion: the complete guide to the games. Brassey's. ISBN 1-85753-128-0. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
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  9. ^ "Les resultats par sports des Jeux Olympiques de Rome 1960: gymnastique". Marcolympics.org. Retrieved July 5, 2011.