Monday, 15 Sep, 2008 Current Events

Putin Agrees to Show His Black Belt Judo Skills to France's Nicolas Sarkozy


Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, may soon give some judo lessons to the French President Nicolas Sarkozy. It is worth mentioning that Mr. Putin is a champion judoka and his proficiencies in judo are well documented.

Mr. Putin agreed to show some of his black belt skills to the French President.

"He (Sarkozy) is interested in martial arts and we have decided to do some training together," the French newspaper Le Figaro quoted the 55-year-old Putin as saying during an interview that was published on September 13. There's was no instant comment from a press officer at the office of the French President.

Previously the 53-year-old Sarkozy, did not show much interest in martial arts, being often photographed jogging.


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