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Vladimir Putin makes Russian team and himself smile on the mat
14 Feb 2019 18:10
A smiling Putin took part in a training session on Thursday. Putin had a sparring with 2016 Olympic judo champion Beslan Mudranov in the resort city of Sochi, during which he injured one of the fingers on his right hand. The incident did not prevent Putin from continuing the training.
Putin feels excellent and is going to meet President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and after that to play hockey. During one of the practices Putin hurt his finger, but nothing serious. The clip shows the Russian President with black belt taking down Mudranov with a barai, but a few seconds later he hurt his finger a bit and Mudranov was so kind to help the President out taping his finger.
In the training the 2012 Successful team accompanied the President such as Tagir Khaibulaev, Nifontov and Mansur Isaev. Of course the training was led by Ezio Gamba and his coaching staff. The team was actually recognizes the small injury of their daily work and were proud to see the President belongs to the club, resulting in Nifontov a cracking a slight smile.
Putin is a judo master of sports and holds regular sparrings with various opponents.
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