A member of the Soviet Union men's gymastics team at the 1960 Rome Games, Portnoi won the silver medal in the team competition, and a bronze medal in the vault. He also finished in 12th place in the individual all-around with a total of 113.300 points (the gold medalist totaled 115.950).
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Use links below to navigate through the olympics section of Jews In Sports.
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)
New York Times, August 27-September 9, 1960