Bergen, Larysa : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Bergen, Larysa

Sport:
volleyball

Country Represented:
Soviet Union

Years Competed:
1976

Medals Received:
silver

Olympic Info:
Bergen was a member of the Soviet Union's volleyball team at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. During the competition, the Soviets defeated South Korea (3-1), Cuba (3-1), and East Germany in their preliminary group to advance to the semifinals. They then defeated Hungary (3-0) to reach the final match, where they lost in straight sets to Japan (7-15, 8-15, 2-15) and were awarded the silver medal. One of Bergen's teammates was Natalia Kushnir.

Career Highlights:
Bergen played on the Soviet Union's women's volleyball team in the 1970s and helped them win the gold medal at the European Championships in 1971 and 1975.

Birth and Death Dates:
unknown

Origin:
unknown


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References:
The Jewish Almanac, edited by Richard Siegel and Carl Rheins (New York: Bantam Books, 1980)
New York Times, July 19-July 30, 1976


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