A member of the Soviet Union's gymnastics team at the 1952 Helsinki Games (the first time the Soviet Union was represented at the Olympics), Perelman won a gold medal in the team competition, and finished in fourth place in the pommel horse.
Perelman was a member of the Soviet Union National gymnastics team in the 1950s and helped them win the gold medal at the 1954 World Championships. Based on archived world rankings from www.worldgymrank.com, Perelman was ranked in the top ten in 1952 and 1953. He was also ranked No. 20 in 1954 and No. 33 in 1955.
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