Pair of Gym Dandies
In recent Olympics Russia has sprung
a few surprises on the U.S. in favorite
American sports like track and field.
But in 1964 America may spring some
return surprises in an old Russian sport
gymnastics. Two reasons are the
good-looking young couple at right
Abie and Muriel Grossfeld.
The pair met in a gym. Muriel
started out as a dancer in Indianapolis,
then got interested in gymnastics. She
went to the National Gymnastics
Clinic in 1955. Her instructor was a
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Did you, see Muriel on our cover?
young New Yorker named Abie Gross
feld, who commented recently, "I don’t
know whether or not my teaching
helped her, but it sure helped me!”
. Muriel, now 21, has been described
by George Gulack, chairman of the
U.S. Olympic Gymnastic Committee
as "the leading woman gymnast in
the U.S. today.” And, Gulack adds,
"Muriel has the most beautiful figure
of any gymnast who ever lived.”
That’s something we’d already
noticed! J. G.
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