The 1971 Men’s European Championships were held in Madrid from Friday, May 14 (opening ceremony) to Sunday, May 16, 1971 (event finals). Here are a few key takeaways:
- As expected, the competition was a fight between Voronin and his younger teammate Klimenko.
- The Soviet gymnasts swept the all-around podium.
- Unfortunately, Klimenko tore his Achilles on floor during the warm-ups for the event finals.
- Oh, and there was some questionable judging.
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