At the 1960 Rome Olympics, Kolumbet was a member of the Soviet Union's cycling team and competed in the 4,000-meter team pursuit. In the preliminary round, the Soviets finished in fourth place (4:40.48), and advanced to the final. Kolumbet and the Soviet team finished in third place in the final, winning the bronze medal, with a time of 4:35.7
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Use links below to navigate through the olympics section of Jews In Sports.
The Jewish Almanac, edited by Richard Siegel and Carl Rheins (New York: Bantam Books, 1980)
New York Times, August 27-September 9, 1960