Russian gymnasts in training for the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico
Location: Russia, Soviet Union / USSR
VS. Class of gymnasts under instructions on the wall bars. VS. Vladimir Shelkovnikov the coach, helping one of the gymnasts in a back flip. VS. Of one of the oldest coaches Boris Nikolaevich Astafiev keeping eye on pupils.
VS. Flashback to pupils in the 1920s receiving physical culture. VS. Of Galina Urbanovich winning Soviet Union championships. VS. Flashback to Soviet winners in past Olympic Games receiving gold medals for gymnastics.
VS. Back in the gym, Zinaida Drujinina receiving instructions and giving free movement display. (Lav.)