Vladimir Putin trained with the Russian national judo team this week.
During the session, he sparred with Natalia Kuzyutina, who won a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics.
Putin’s spokesman said the Russian president cut his finger during one grapple.
Vladimir Putin loves a photocall showing off his physical prowess. He’s played ice hockey, tried boxing, kicked a soccer ball around the Kremlin, and of course, gone topless fishing.
This week was no different. The Russian president joined a training session with the national judo team in Sochi, Russia, during which he took part in some light sparring.
It’s not the first time Putin has done judo for the cameras, and indeed the president wears a black belt, which symbolises that he is at the top of his game when it comes to the martial art.
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On Thursday, Putin faced off…