1961 Sofia Summer Universiade
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Official Universiade flag


Sofia, Bulgaria


Vasil Levski Stadium

All-Around Gold Medalist

Irina Pervukhina (USSR)

Preceded by


Succeeded by

1963 Porto Alegre Summer Universiade

The 1961 Summer Universiade, also known as the II Summer Universiade, was an international sporting event for university students that took place in Sofia, Bulgaria from August 25 to September 3.

Format of Competition

The scoring in all the events was basically the same, as for gymnastics events at the Summer Olympics. Each country was allowed to enter a team of eight gymnasts, but only the all-around was contested this year.


Gold Silver Bronze
Flag of the Soviet Union Irina Pervukhina
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of the Soviet Union Tamara Lyukhina
Soviet Union (USSR)
Flag of the Soviet Union Tamara Manina
Soviet Union (USSR)

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