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Wednesday 27 March 2019

In Video: President Putin put through a judo workout

The Russian president is known for his love of the sport.

Vladimir Putin throws an opponent on the judo mat (Screengrab/AP)
Vladimir Putin throws an opponent on the judo mat (Screengrab/AP)

By Press Association Reporters

Vladimir Putin has warmed up and trained with some of Russia’s best judo fighters during a trip to Sochi.

The president was filmed performing a series of takedowns on male fighters, and was only toppled to the ground by a female fighter.

Mr Putin said he enjoyed the training and that judo “cheers him up”.

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